A resident ofChatham, George Robert Johnston passed away at the

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the age of 83 .   Born inChatham, George is the son of the late James (1943) andPearl(1938) Johnston.  George proudly served the city ofChathamas a fire-fighter until his retirement in 1990.  He is predeceased by his wife of 57 years Darlene (Clarke).  Dear father of Cherylynn and Park Parry of Chatham, James and Molly Johnston ofHazelton,PAand Michele and Gary Buchanan ofWindsor.  Proud and beloved grandfather of twelve and “Great Papa George” to nine.  Dear brother of Joyce (George)  Emmerson of Whitby, and the late James Johnston, Lois Terry, and Jean Gustin.  George will be fondly remembered by long time friends George and Katherine Morrow.  At George’s request a private family service will be held. IntermentMapleLeafCemetery,Chatham.  Donations in memory of George to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.comMcKinlay Funeral Home,  459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario 519-351-2040

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