JOHNSTON, George - Passed away suddenly, on Monday, December 21st, 2009 as a result of a farm accident. George Richard Johnston of Euphrasia Township in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Margaret Johnston (nee Lemon). Dear brother of Jim Johnston of Markdale and Harold Johnston (Jane) of R.R. #3 Markdale. Survived by mother-in-law Wilda Lemon of Markdale; brother-in-law of Sam Lemon (Marilyn) of R.R.#3 Markdale and Betty Clarke King (Erwin) of Bognor. Sadly missed by 9 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and great- nephews and 1 great-great nephew. Predeceased by parents William and Margaret Johnston, brother-in-law Erwin Clarke and sister-in-law Jean Johnston. The family received friends at the MAY FUNERAL HOME, Markdale Sunday afternoon and evening. Rev. Mark Waugh officiated at a funeral service held at Annesley United Church, Markdale, Monday December 28th at 1:00 pm. Jane Johnston provided musical prelude on the piano. The meditation by Roseanne Judge portrayed a comforting message of “Sowing Seeds”. Eulogies and remembrances were provided by Pat Langille and by niece Pauline Johnston on behalf of all George's nieces and nephews. Music included the congregational hymns 'We Plough The Fields' and 'The Servant Song' accompanied on the organ by director of music David Fries. Pall bearers were David Johnston, Kevin Clarke, Tom Clarke, James Squire, Tim Wilton, Craig Martin, Herb Lemon, Tyler Campbell and Ian Henderson. Honorary Pall Bearers were Maurice McInnis, Bev Murray and Ron Clarke. Floral tributes were carried by Jean Henderson, Pauline Johnston, Kate & Ellen Wilton, Catherine Campbell, Shannon Martin, Caden & Sydney Martin, and Lisa Squire. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations were directed to Temple Hill United Church, Annesley United Church or the charity of choice. Following the service, the Annesley Women's Ministry served a luncheon at Annesley Fellowship Hall, where family and friends joined together for refreshments and sharing of memories. 11782541
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