Jean Johnston

Obituary of Jean Marie Johnston

Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Monday August 30, 2021, Jean Marie Johnston (Bathgate), in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Philip Elvin Johnston, Loved mother of Lynn Knight (Dennis) of Ottawa, Janice Munro of London, Paul Johnston (Diane) of Appin, and Cathy Worsfold (Terry) of Mount Brydges.  Loved Grandmother of Peter McGlone (Stacey), Pamela McGlone, Derek Knight (Amber), Daryl Knight (Jodi), Brian Johnston (Micheline), Robert Griffith, Erin Johnston, Marianne Griffith, Michelle Johnston, and Rachyl Worsfold.  Loved GG of Ethan, Sarah, Owen, Ben, Everett, Maggie, Declan, Adelyn,  Aiden, Mickaela, Jace, Jordan,  and Wesley.

Jean was a veteran as she served in the Navy in World War II.  Along with having four children of her own, her and Phil were also foster parents for many children.  She was very involved with The Grove United Church, Gethsemane United Church, and Siloam United Church.  She worked for 13 years as a Unit Clerk in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Hospital.  She was one of the founding members of the Midwestern Horseman’s Society and also volunteered much time helping out at horse shows for the Dorchester Donnybrook Roughriders.  She was an avid Huff and Puff Seniors Fitness member for 32 years and participated in many sports including, golf, tennis, bowling, curling, and shuffleboard.  She participated in the Ontario Senior Games.  She volunteered and carried the name plaque for the Northwest Territories at the 2001 Canada Summer Games.  She was a very proud Canadian! She was much loved and respected by her family, and many, many friends.  Her memory will live on in our hearts forever.  Love you Mom, Grandma, Garmy, and GG! 

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  

The family would like to acknowledge and say thank-you to the wonderful, caring staff on the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital, and to Reverend Ann Corbet of Siloam United Church. 

In honour of Jean’s charitable nature, donations made be made to: The TransCanada Trail , www.tctrail.ca , or the charity of your choice. 

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