David JOHNSTON

Johnston, David Andrew (Bud)

October 4, 1929 – December 12, 2013

Passed away peacefully at Oak Bay Lodge in Victoria, B.C.

Bud was born in Great Falls, Manitoba and lived many happy years in White Rock, B.C. with his wife Anita, who passed away in 2006. After that he moved to be nearer his family on Vancouver Island.

He leaves behind his stepdaughter Jean (Robinson) (Jim) and grandchildren Daniel Robinson (Renata), Cynthia Verchere (Bruce), Paige Robinson (David Mincey), Laurel Robinson (Mike Banner) as well as four great grandchildren Wyatt, Toby and Graham Verchere and Andrej Robinson. He also leaves behind his nephew Bill Johnston (Barbara), and numerous relatives across Canada. Bud will be remembered as a good-looking gent with a healthy head of hair and a luxurious goatee, right up to his last days. He was always ready for a big family get-together, a cutthroat game of cribbage and a glass of good red wine, and not necessarily in that order. Bud loved vintage cars, fine food and attractive hospital nurses – again, not necessarily in that order. He left this world in full command of his faculties and on his own terms. He’ll be always in our hearts. No immediate service is planned, but a small remembrance will take place in April 2014 in Vancouver, B.C.


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