Sadly, the family announces the passing of Robert (“Bob”) Dwight Johnston on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.
Bob was born, attended school, and worked in Thunder Bay, Ont. He worked for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) his whole career, starting as a Surveyors Assistant and finishing as Project Supervisor.
He built roads and airport runways all over Northern Ontario. He was especially proud of supervising the building of Bending Lake Road right from walking the bush to completion.
He was equally proud of the fact that he made friends everywhere he went. He was a gentleman of the old school, treating everyone with kindness, courtesy, respect, and friendship.
He retired to Rainy River, Ont., where he met and married Linda Abbott.
Bob was a loving family man, from his childhood home with mom, dad, brothers, and sisters to his Thunder Bay family with Noreen, Allan and Packer Pete, Gabryelle and Jesyca to his new home in Rainy River with Linda and Kelly, Irwin, Norma, and Ken, sister, Carol LaJeunesse, sisters-in-law, Diane Johnston and Verlene Johnston—he loved us all.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Alice; wife, Linda Johnston; brothers, Alfred and Neil Johnston; and nephew, Robbie Johnston.
Bob was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving at the Kakabeka Falls branch and the Major Hughes Br. #54 in Rainy River.
Bob loved to cook but more important he loved to feed people. He long will be remembered for his baking and for his wonderful roast beef dinners for the Alzheimer's Society.
Bob is headed out on a new road trip. See ya later, Bob. Thanks a million.
A service of celebration and remembrance will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Kenora and Rainy River Districts Alzheimer Society or the Rainy River Hospital Auxiliary c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.