Roland G. Johnston, born in London, England on August 25th, 1923, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at the age of 86 years.
He was the youngest of three children brought to Canada with his parents in 1927. The family settled in Vancouver where he attended public school and high school. He joined the R.C.N. in 1942. Later he traveled to South Africa (1955) where he worked and married Audrey. They came back to Vancouver where he worked at the Bayshore Hotel. They returned to South Africa in 1995. Audrey passed away in 1998.
Several years following Audrey’s passing, he moved to Vernon. He met Mary while in Vernon and in 2004 she became his loving wife. They enjoyed five wonderful years together.
Left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Mary; his sister, Winnifred; his brother, Alex; and many nieces and nephews. Roland Johnston enjoyed life and lived it fully till his passing.
Visitation and prayers will be held on Sunday, October 25th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Teranski officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Roland, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society, 104, 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1.