Posted: July 20th, 2018


GREGORY STANFORD “PAPA” JOHNSTON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family around him on Friday July 13, 2018 at St. Michaels Palliative Care, at the age of 86.

Greg is survived by his four children; Michael Johnston of Coalhurst, Lori (Claude) Reimer of Edmonton, Lynn Hucker of Kingman, AZ and Lisa (Tom) Samstag of Kingman, AZ.; grandchildren Marcus (Whitney) Johnston, Brianna (Evan) Seitz, Jesse (Monique) Reimer, Christine Reimer, Colton and Logan Samstag, Chris (Brenda) Hucker, Alannah and Shaun Hucker; and great-grandchildren, Huxley Johnston, Lenox Seitz, Eleanor Kalthoff, and James Hucker. Greg is also survived by the huge Twomey family, as well as former wife and friend June Spencer, and special friends Erv, Jo, and family. Greg also leaves behind many cherished friends at West Highland Estates (where he spent the last 13 years of his life) and throughout the Lethbridge/Coalhurst area. He faced his death from congestive heart failure with courage knowing he had a good life living on borrowed time.

He is pre-deceased by his parents Stanford Russell Johnston and Grace Agnes Johnston, his sister, Lois Margaret “Peggy” Twomey, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Johnston.

Greg’s sharp wit and exceptional sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Fortunately (or unfortunately for some), he passed this sense of a quick comment on to his children, who have certainly passed it on to his grandchildren.

Many special thanks to the staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre-Palliative Care Unit for the exceptional care of our father.

“I read the Obituaries this morning…

Why do people die in alphabetical order?”

He would have liked that one.

As per Greg’s request, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation in support of the Heart Function Clinic, 960 9 St South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 1W5.

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  1. Ron Heal says:

    Ron Heal – Nanton

    My condolences to your family. We worked together at Prudential for many years.

    I have been trying to contact your Dad for a bit. Another member from Prudential just passed away too.

    Michael – please call me when you have time- 1 – 403 – 646 – 6243.


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