1929 – 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert William Johnston on August 30, 2015 at the age of 86 in Vernon, B.C. Robert was born in Vancouver, B.C and moved to the Okanagan at the age of 9. He grew up on Pleasant Valley Road in Armstrong, B.C. 27 years ago, he moved the family to Falkland. Throughout his life he enjoyed all of his passions which included farming, horses, fishing, hunting and racing chariots, Robert was also a poet and he didn’t know it!

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Marjorie, to whom he was married 61 years; his sons Bob Jr (Laurel) in Armstrong; Jeff in Falkland, BC; Clint (Samantha) in Rocky Mountain House, AB; Gordy in Rocky Mountain House, AB; Matt (Ursula) in Clearwater, BC; his daughter Sandy in Bluffton AB; Richy (Sharon) in Olds, AB as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Further cherishing his memory are his siblings Alta (Wilf) Schneider in Armstrong, BC; Ted (Pauline) Johnston in Armstrong, BC; and Pat (Ted) Garrod in Vernon, BC. Robert was predeceased by sons Tom and Ken, his brother Jerry and sister Ethel Quist. A celebration of Roberts life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday September 4, 2015 at Alternatives Funeral Home in Armstrong, B.C (2980 Smith Drive Armstrong, BC) You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @

Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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