Gordon William Johnston  19472017

Gordon William Johnston 19472017

19472017
Gordon William Johnston
1947-2017
JOHNSTON, Gordon William, age
70, Port Hawkesbury, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017, in St.
Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish surrounded by his loving
family. He was the son of the late William & Margaret
(Fleming) Johnston.
He is survived by the his loving wife of 48 years, Freda
(Richardson) and two beautiful daughters, Juanita (Dave) and Tracy
(Lucien) of Port Hawkesbury, as well as three handsome grandsons,
Jordan Bissonnette, Jacques Gerroir and Andre Gerroir who were his
pride and joy. Also surviving are his sisters, Heather (Donnie)
Broome, Joyce Johnston and Nancy (Kevin) Stewart. He was predeceased
by his brothers, Jack and Kenny and is survived by many nieces and
nephews.
Born in Edmonton, he was raised as an “Air Force
Brat” and lived in many parts of Canada. He did a short stint
in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Provider and then aboard the
CGS Chebucto with the Department of Fisheries.
In 1972 he began a 30 year career with Nova Scotia Power at
the Point Tupper Generating Station finishing his career as the Senior
Operations Supervisor. After a brief retirement he decided to go back
to the payroll as Chief Power Engineer at St F X
University.
Besides being a dedicated son, husband, brother, father,
grandfather and uncle he was a dedicated volunteer in the Strait Area.
Gordon served as a tireless and dedicated volunteer for over 30 years
with the Port Hawkesbury Lions Club. Provincially he served as the
District Governor for Nova Scotia in 1990-1991 and nationally as
Chairman of the Board for the Lions Foundation of Canada where they
honored him as a lifetime member of their foundation. In his own
community of Judique, he served on the board of the Judique and Area
Development Association and the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. His
love of sports lead him all over the province to enjoy watching his
grandsons play. Gordon loved the game of golf with his
“buddies” but more recently his love for genealogy
and photography occupied his days.
Many thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Martha’s
Regional Hospital, PCU and the nurses in the Chemo Department at the
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Special thanks to his go to
doctors, Dr. Maude MacInnis and Dr. Kate MacInnis.
Visitation will be Friday, December 29 from 2-4 and
7-9 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral
service will be Saturday, December 30 at 11:00 am from St.
Marks United Church, Port Hawkesbury. Burial at a later date. Family
flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer
Centre at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Words of
comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com

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Death notice for the town of: Port-Hawkesbury, Province: Nova Scotia

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