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Erna Johnston

Erna Johnston

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Obituary for Erna Johnston

Erna Mae Johnston, After a long and courageous battle with cancer, and with great love and sadness, the family announces the passing of Erna with family by her side, at her home in Lindsay, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in her 84th year. Erna was the beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Johnston. Dearest sister of Wilhelmine Corley. Predeceased by her loving parents Ernest and Mary Corley and siblings, Helen MacLeish, Isabel Corley, Jean Mark, Alice Cross, Robert, James, Victor and Richard Corley. Dear sister-in-law of Marie Matthews, Ethel Kerr and predeceased by Frederick Johnston. Remembered by many for her involvement in Cambridge Street United Church, IODE and a familiar face in the doctors’ offices of Dr’s. Ron Sears, Norma and Peter Gill and Duncan Coulterjohn. Erna will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Naomi Ecob and Dr. Needa Jayabalan and the many dedicated and caring PSW’s and Nurses with ParaMed Home Care Service, Lindsay. Visitation will be held at Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street Lindsay, on Thursday, October 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. If desired in memory of Erna, memorial donations may be made to Cambridge Street United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society at the funeral home.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, October 11, 2019 | 11:00am
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, October 11, 2019
    Reverend Craig Donnelly
  • Interment

    Friday, October 11, 2019 |
    Riverside Cemetery
    347 Lindsay Street South
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Reception

    Friday, October 11, 2019 |
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, October 11, 2019

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RuthAnne and Shawn has honored the life of Erna Johnston by planting a memorial tree.
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RuthAnne and Shawn

In memory of Aunt Erna, a beautiful loving person. We will forever miss you.
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Barbara morris

Sorry Marie and Jim, and family in the loss of your sister in law, Erna!
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Judy silverthorn

So sorry to here of Ernas passing Willis thinking of you at this time of your loss
Comment | Posted at 09:01pm via Condolence

June Rafuse

She was such a beautiful person. I worked with her husband Jim and also her sister Willie at Armstrong. I also lived with them during the winter months. They were both a lovely couple. May she Rest In Peace.
June Rafuse (Hyland)
Comment | Posted at 07:30pm via Condolence

Phillip Lee

Erna will be missed she was always sweet, kind and had big heart never seemed to be upset. Use to bowl with here in league. To family sorry on your loss always remember the great memories as she touched so many people and was well respected. Thanks Erna for the special moments you shared with us and will always remember you.
Comment | Posted at 06:06pm via Condolence

Megan Gill-Vander Wielen

So sad for your loss. I loved Erna. I worked with her at Dr. Gill's. I am his daughter. I took my children to visit Erna and Willie every Halloween and Christmas, and Easter until they grew up. I fondly remember the "Girls" from the office and up to and including last year we celebrated with a Christmas dinner out, which Erna organized. She was always welcoming, friendly, and generous. We will miss her.
Posted at 06:39pm

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