Gilbert Johnston

Gilbert Earl Johnston

Sunday, May 1st, 1932 - Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Gilbert Earl Johnston

Peacefully at the Sunnybrook Hospital Toronto, on Tuesday June 9th, 2020. Gilbert Johnston of Smiths Falls and formerly of Frankville at the age 88 years. Predeceased by his first wife the former Barbara Parrish and by his second wife, the former Dorothy MacMillan. Dear father of Gary Christopher Earl Johnston and Norma Jean Hoorn. Special grandfather of Jessica ( Jessie ) Hoorn ( KC MacDonald ) and his son ( Damon ). Step-father to Randy Hammond ( Audrey ), Bonnie Rupert ( Doug ) and Cindy Johnson ( Ron ). Also survived by 5 step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren. Special brother of Gertrude Morrison and Garfield Johnston ( Belva ). Predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters, Guy Grant, Glen and Garnet Johnston, Greta Crummy and Grace Woodcock. Also survived by 3 sisters-in-law, Doris Johnston, Shirley Johnston and Doris Johnston. Gilbert will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.

A Private Family Service will be held at Judson Funeral Home Athens, on Saturday June 13, 2020, with a Public Visitation and Celebration of Life, to be held at a later date. In memoriams to the Alzheimer’s Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Gideons, will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at:

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  • Service

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 |
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020
    Judson Funeral Home
    3 Elgin Street South
    ATHENS, ON K0E 1B0
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    A Private Family Gathering will be held at Judson Funeral Home, Athens. With Visitation and Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
    Pastor Paul Burley
  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
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    Gilbert's interment will be held Thursday June 18th, 2020 at 11 a.m.


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Debra Fleming

Posted at 09:39pm
To Gib's family, sister, brother, in-laws and friends,
I will forever remember Gib's presence of grace while extending a validating smile, sincere hello and caring conversation lighting up any room he entered, which was many a place over many a year, in support and commitment to family, friends and community--a Johnston trait I was blessed to be introduced with mom, Marie (Peterson) Steacy and Gib being first cousins. My family and I extend to you our deepest sympathy over the magnitude of tragedy, suffering, loss combined during a pandemic after 88 great years. During this difficult time, our loving spirit and prayers go out to you for peace by remembering the outnumbering great years, the great man Gilbert Johnston is always going to be remembered as and this scripture from Proverbs 10:7 NIV THE MEMORY OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE A BLESSING,
Debra (Steacy), Charles and Dawson Fleming XOXOXO

Dale (Lawson) Howard

Posted at 05:19pm
Dear: Gary, Norma and family members: So sorry to hear of your loss. Gibb was such a gentle kind person. I worked for him at
I worked for him at RRC and knew him through my dad at the Fire Department. He was always quiet and understanding of those he worked with.

Rob Smith

Posted at 08:00am
Dear Mrs. Morrison and Johnston family,
My sincere condolences in the passing of Gilbert.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Elizabethtown-Kitley Councillor Rob Smith

Cathy Livingston

Posted at 05:19pm
Cathy Livingston
Very sorry for your great loss. Gibb was always very kind to everyone.Gary, Norma and family, May God Comfort You!!

Cindy Johnston

Posted at 11:55am
Sympathies to a gentle man, with a caring heart and ready smile. Condolences to Aunt Gertie, uncle Garfield, Gary, Norma and families.

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