Ronald Johnston
Ronald Johnston

Obituary of Ronald James Johnston

Johnston, Ronald ‘Ron’ James

July 31, 1955 – January 1, 2024


It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Ron on January 1, 2024 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Survived by his loving wife Linda (nee Ellah) with whom they enjoyed 5 years of marital bliss. Ron was the dedicated father of Tammy (Chris) Gaspich, Heather (Juan) Johnston and step-father to Melissa (Jon) Martin and Michael Plante.  He was the proud and adoring Poppie to Owen, Alyssa, Max, Lulu and Jojo, and grandpa Ron to Jonna. Special bond with his best buddy Cooper, who is already missing his lap cuddles. He will be missed by his brothers Ken (Christine) Johnston and Bob (Theresa) Johnston, his sister Ilona (Joe) Annis, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Ron shared a special connection with the Brodeur family and will be deeply missed by his many friends that felt more like family from our Black Creek Community.  Pre deceased by his parents Kenneth (1998) and Myrtle (2000), his brother Chuck (2023) and sister Myrna (2021) as well as his father-in-law Lorne Doupe.

Ron was the former member of the Welland County Motorcycle Club and was an avid Nascar fan, enjoying anything that went fast !  After moving to the Black Creek Community, he took up playing pool, joining the club house’s snooker league. After many 7am games, he was undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. To say Ron was handy was an understatement, mastering any task with extreme precision. This often meant that said tasks often took ten times longer than they should have, but the end result was always perfection. While Ron was handy, he was also a walking hazard, never completing a task without something bleeding or requiring a band aid. A proud moment for Ron was when he decided to go back to school after retirement to complete his training as an Addictions Counselor. He spent the last 10 years helping others get well, and stood along side them through their journey to sobriety. To sum up Ron’s life seems impossible, he was everything and so much more. He was funny and kind, he was gentle and strong. We will miss him beyond measure.

 Williams Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. A Celebration of Life has been planned for Saturday February 17th, from 1-4 at the Community Hall within the Black Creek Community at 3033 Townline Rd. If desired, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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