W. Alan JOHNSTON

JOHNSTON, W. Alan

Alan was born in Ladysmith October 11, 1928 and passed away peacefully December 10, 2012.

He was predeceased by his son Randy and is survived by Anne, his wife of 58 years; his daughters Raelene (Mike) and Rhea (Dennis); son Rick (Lisa); 6 grandchildren; his sister May Scott and his brother Ray and their families.

Alan spent 36 years working for MacMillan-Bloedel, retiring as sales manager at Chemainus sawmill division in 1983.

He coached little league baseball, juvenile soccer, and was a cub master and a life member of the Kinsmen association. Alan was an accomplished bowler and badminton player well into his senior years. He also enjoyed watching sports, particularly baseball – he was known as the keeper of all baseball stats and regularly supplemented his income by winning fantasy baseball pools. He enjoyed listening to music and was an avid reader. He loved going for walks and playing games with his family.

A Special thanks to the staff at Rexall Drug Store, Hillside Medical Centre, and the paramedics.

A private family celebration of his life will be held.


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