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Obituary for Brian Richard Johnston

Brian Richard  Johnston
Johnston, Brian:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brian Richard Johnston on March 14 after a 5 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Beloved husband of Mary for 47 years, he leaves behind two children, Josh of Kitchener and Lindsay (her partner Derek) of Cambridge and sister-in-law Cheryl Rahn of Hanover as well as granddaughter Mackenzie. Predeceased by his brother Bruce. Brian was raised in Sarnia and attended Wilfred Laurier University. He then pursued a career in teaching starting out in Forest, ON before moving to Waterloo Region in 1972. He taught for many years at Howard Robertson P.S. followed by Sheppard P.S. He retired in 2000 and then took up a second career at Chapters (Indigo). Brian enjoyed reading, golfing, bowling and his favourite team, the RedWings. A special thanks to the staff of University Gates (Hagey Neighbourhood) for their excellent care and support.
Brian's family will receive relatives and friends from 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the funeral home.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Brian's memorial.
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