Douglas P. Johnston

Born: Sun., Feb. 26, 1922
Died: Thu., Nov. 21, 2013


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Location: McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church

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JOHNSTON—Douglas at Sandfield Place on Thursday November 21, 2013.  Douglas P. Johnston of Cornwall; age 91 years.  Beloved husband for 71 years of Alberta (Herrington) Johnston. Dear father of  Alberta “Bobbie” (Martin) of Pointe Claire, PQ, and John (Elizabeth) of Toronto. Predeceased by one daughter Hilda (Henry). Loving grandfather of 4 grandchildren Jamie, Penny, Mandy and David.  Son of the late Herbert Johnston and the late Hildred (Thompson) Johnston.  Dear brother of Everard (Norma) of Cornwall.  Predeceased by two brothers Clifford (Norene) and William “Billie” (Eileen of Cornwall), and one sister Areta Bilmer (Donald).  Visitation will be held at McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home & Chapel , 428 Second Street East Cornwall  (613-932-6300) on  Sunday from 7-9 pm and on Monday at St. John’s Presbyterian Church from 10 am until the time of the service.  A service in celebration of Douglas Johnston’s life will be held in St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Monday November 25, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Johns Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.  Messages of condolence may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Douglas's memory to the following organization:

St. John's Presbyterian Church
28 Second Street East Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1Y3
Tel: 613-932-8693

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Murray Rosenthal
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
Dear John:

I am heartbroken at the loss of your dear father. In life, you were a loving son to him. I witnessed this personally through the many trips that you took to be with your father in Cornwall, and the many stories of him that you related to me as only as son can do, with love, tenderness and respect. I hope that there is some way that your dear mother will be consoled at the loss of her life mate. Know that I am thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.

May your father's soul rise to the highest echelons in heaven and may he rest in peace eternal.

My deepest sympathies,


Shirley and Carol MacMillan
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
Albert, our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry for your loss. We can imagine Doug in heaven getting a group of 8 together to square dance. He hasn't been able to dance for years.
All our love, Shirley and Carol

   Posted Fri November 22, 2013
To John and Family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I know how much your dad meant to you and the many stories you have shared. He was a great man and will always remain in your hearts.

My sincerest condolences to the Johnston Family.

Cathy Genua

Sherry Fahim
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
Dear John,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in these sad moments.

While loss of loved ones is hard, I pray thatv your will find comfort in knowing your beloved father is in a happy and peaceful place with Jessus.

May his soul rest in peace and may God be with you all in these tough moments.

My Condoences;

Lan Nguyen
   Posted Sun November 24, 2013
Dear John,

My heart filled with sadness when I heard about your father's news. I remember those difficult times that you had in trying to take care of him and I still could feel the devoting love and tenderness that you had for him.
Take care of those loving memories, John. He is now in you forever.

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