July 22, 1934 – January 29, 2021
After a lengthy illness, John (Jack) Nichol Johnston, 86 of Mission, BC passed away peacefully on January 29th, 2021, at Christine Morrison Hospice.
Jack was born in Fort William, (currently Thunder Bay) Ontario on July 22, 1934 to Edwin and Ruby Johnston. When he was a young boy, the family moved to Burnaby, BC where he left school at an early age to work in the logging industry.
With a young family, Jack moved to the community of Steelhead, BC in 1963, where he became a pioneer in raising rainbow trout, and stocking lakes in western Canada. His many occupations during his lifetime included Malkins Warehouse, logging in the Fraser Valley, and in his later years at the Mission Land Fill, where he enjoyed operating the big equipment.
If you were within earshot of Jack back in the day you would had heard him whistle a lovely tune or recite the poetry of Robert Service. His favourite past times were playing the harmonica, prospecting, and flyfishing in the Skagit Valley.
In Jack’s senior years, nothing gave him more joy than his beloved pets, and watching the grapevines that he planted produce fruit.
Jack is survived by long time, loving partner Sharon Watt, and cherished sister, Doreen Sheaves. Also survived by his daughters Evelyn Armstrong (Alan); Eileen Johnston (Tony); Annette Johnston (Dewayne); and son Michael Johnston, grandchildren Katherine Armstrong; Michael and Robyn’s children; Ashley, Steven, Hailey, and Emma and great grandchildren Khloe and Felix. Jack will also be fondly remembered by his many extended family and friends.
Sharon and the children would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. R. Manocha, as well as the staff of Mission Memorial Hospital and the Christine Morrison Hospice. There will be no service by request.Obituary
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