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Walter 'Lefty' Johnston

Passed on: July 9th, 2008

85, Dartmouth Walter Alexander ‘Lefty’ Johnston, 85, Dartmouth, passed away July 9, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Lloyd L. and Madge (Gillis) Johnston. He was a pipefitter by trade and very proud to be a member of Local 682 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion 150. He was an avid outdoorsman and musician. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving in Holland and reclaiming Germany. He was also a friend of Bill W. for almost 50 years. He is survived by daughters, Paula MacPherson, Patsy (Teddy) Poirier, Bobbi (Allan) Boudreau, Anne Marie (Robert) Heudes; sons, Reg Johnston, Bud (Susan) Johnston, Earl (Vivian) Johnston, Michael Johnston; sister, Caroline Towne, Kapuskasing, Ont.; grandchildren, Rick, Lisa, Shane, Reggie, Michelle, Steven, Matt, Carli, Kelsie, Teresa, Alex, Vanessa and John; great-grandchildren, Abbie, Isaac, RJ, Olivia, Connor and Ella. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Ellen ‘Teas’ (Roach). Cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 18 in St. Hyacinths Church, D’Escousse, C.B., Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford, at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Fund or Last Post Fund. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and kitchen staff of St. Ann’s Centre for the wonderful care he received during his stay. E-mail condolences to condolences.mattatall@ns.aliantzinc.ca.


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