JOHNSTONE

JOHNSTONE, W.J.R. (BOB) The family of Bob Johnstone sadly announce that he passed away at the age of 67 years in the Red Deer Regional Hospital on April 16, 2006 after a brief illness. Bob is survived by his twin sister, Mary Ellen (Larry) Olnick and brother Alvin (Joan); his nephew Randy (Sara) Daniels, his nephew Jeff (Loreen) Johnstone and his niece, Nancy Johnstone and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Ellis Johnstone. Bob was born in Calgary on July 30, 1938 and moved to Red Deer that same year with his family. He attended school in Red deer and graduated from the Red Deer Composite High School. He obtained his B. Comm. degree from the University of Alberta and his Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. He worked in the field of social work in various locations across Canada. While attending university, Bob was a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. Following retirement from his chosen profession, Bob returned to Red Deer where he became actively involved in a number of community organizations: many that involved the environment, cross-country skiing, hiking, cycling and running. Bob touched many lives through these involvements and especially with the Alzheimer Society. One of his dreams was to see the completion of the Trans Canada Trail and he worked hard on this project. Bob was very active in outdoor activities and could often be seen cycling, running and cross-country skiing throughout Red Deer. He particularly enjoyed his weekly golf outings with his nephew Randy. Bob was an avid gardener and grew many fruits and vegetables that he shared with everyone, including the deer. Bob received a number of awards including the Alberta Centennial Award in 2005. He was a very kind and gentle person and gave freely of his time to assist others. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. The family sincerely thanks Drs. Brown, Simmonds, Hamiltion and Graham and the dedicated staff in the ICU for the compassionate care given during Bob's illness. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross St., Red Deer on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. If friends desire a remembrance gift may be made to the Alzhemier Society of Alberta & NWT, Suite 101, 4805 48 Ave. Red Deer, AB, T4N 3T2. Arrangements entrusted to Red Deer Funeral Home.


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