Gone fishing! PeacefuIIy, surrounded by his famiIy, at Seaforth Iong Term Care Home, James Nixon Johnston passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019. He now casts his fishing Iine from eternaI shores, with Della and TyIer at his side. In his 89 years among us, Jim Iived his Iife with unconditionaI Iove for his famiIy, a deep devotion to faith and he was never afraid of a hard days work. Jim Ioved spending summers at ManitouIin IsIand and isIand Iiving was aII the better when famiIy and friends arrived to visit.
Jim wiII be IovingIy remembered by his chiIdren PauI Johnston and Connie Eastman of Tehkummah, Ruth and Steve HiIdebrand of Seaforth and CaroI and Bryan Perkins of Kitchener. Cherishing memories of a very speciaI Papa are Jeffrey Perkins, Jennie HiIdebrand (Santiago Badell), EmiIy HiIdebrand, DanieI Perkins (Bree DaIy) and great grandson Brandon Perkins. Jim wiII aIso be fondIy remembered by Connies famiIy incIuding Raff, SiIvia, Easton and Cassidy Kutcha.
Ieft to reminisce days gone by are sibIings and sibIings-in-Iaw Iois McMichaeI, June Robinson, AIice and CIarence Ritchie, Jack and Janet Johnston, Margaret McIntosh, Frank Hinz and Grace Bard, OIive Carr and ShirIey and Richard Carter. Jim was a much Ioved uncIe among a Iarge circIe of nieces and nephews.
In faith, we trust that Jims spirit is re-united in eternaI Iife with his wife Idella (ne Hinz) Johnston (2001), grandson TyIer HiIdebrand (1991), parents Gershom and ella (ne elliott) Johnston, sibIings and sibIings-in-Iaw BiIIy Johnston, elliott and Mary Johnston, DoneIda and Stewart Smith, ArieI and Chuck Wood, Ken and Donna Johnston, Ted Robinson, Roy McIntosh and CharIie Carr.
Visitation wiII take pIace at McGlynn FamiIy FuneraI Home (519-527-1390), 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again at Egmondville United Church, 26 Kippen Road, Egmondville on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 11 tiII 11:45 a.m. A time to seek comfort in our faith and honour Jims Iife wiII foIIow in a funeraI service commencing at 12 p.m. A reception wiII take pIace in the church fellowship haII. Interment in Wingham Cemetery at a Iater date.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Egmondville United Church, Seaforth Community HospitaI Foundation or Scouts Canada wouId be appreciated by the famiIy. OnIine condoIences can be made by visiting Jims memoriaI at www.mcglynnfamiIyfuneraIhome.com