Grant Ernest JOHNSTON

JOHNSTON, Grant Ernest

1940 – 2015

Passed away peacefully at home, January 16, 2015. He is survived by his wife Anne; mother Ada Johnston; brother Delbert Johnston; daughters Lyn Bailey & Dawna Sommerville; grandson Brandon Johnston Bailey; honorary grand-daughter Erin Yung; dog Rusty.

Grant was born in Saskatchewan, moving to Vancouver Island at an early age. He attended school and raised his family in Parksville, BC, where he lived the vast majority of his life. He had a long and productive career as a Fish Culturalist with the Biological Station, based out of Rosewall Creek Hatchery.

Grant was a hard-working, gentle soul who loved life. Above all, he was a man who was utterly devoted to his family. He led a very active life, and he enjoyed going for coffee with his “buddies”. His interests included cars, fishing, baseball and hockey, faithfully supporting the Vancouver Canucks. Grant loved a challenge and always pushed himself to learn new things, from becoming a very talented, self-taught, builder and carpenter, to having a keen interest in new technologies. He was a kind and generous man, and his kindness and generosity extended to his love of dogs, in particular his dog, Rusty, who he rescued.

Grant did not want a service, nor would Grant expect anyone to make a charitable donation in his name. To honor Grant, do something kind for your family; do something kind for an animal in need.


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