Ronald Thomas Johnstone
Ronald Thomas Johnstone of Niagara,f ormerly of Winchester, died quietly and peacefully with his sons by his side on July 3, 2003. He was 61.
He was the son of Margaret Johnstone and the late Ralph Johnstone of Inkerman. He was loving father to Brad (Holly) Johnstone of Thorold, Adam (Ruth) Johnstone of Niagara on the Lake, and Ryan (fiancee Rebecca Greeniaus) Johnstone of St. Catharines.
He was grandfather of Arianna Johnstone; and Jesse and Taylor Allen. He was brother to Sandra (Fred Barr) of Pompano Beach, Florida; Danny (Susan) Johnstone of Inkerman; Lynn (Brian Telford) of South Mountain; and Norma (Art Pugliese) of Nepean. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Johnstone was born on Sept. 22, 1941 in Winchester. He first started his career at the Royal Bank of Canada in Winchester and was then transferred to the Royal Bank in Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. in 1969 to manage the most northerly branch in Canada. He went on to Grimsby, and then Sarnia to open and manage a new branch. By 1974 he chose to leave the Royal Bank, and began a career in farm machinery with Acres Equipment until he decided to open his own company, Ron Johnstone Equipment, Ltd.
He was a fun-loving man and a dedicated loving father who will be missed by all. The family would like to express their appreciation to all those who helped take care of Ron at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) including Dr. Burke, the Orchard View Living Centre and the Nimigon Retirement Home.
The Johnstone family welcomed visitors at the Winchester Funeral Home on July 6. The funeral service was held in the chapel on July 7 with Rev. Ian Johnston officiating. The pallbearers were Gord Stewart, Dwayne Cinnamon, Leroy Empey, Edwin Duncan, Dave McIntosh and Rolf Zersch. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. If so desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the WDMH Auxiliary.