JohnstonRobertBob passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Northumberland Hills Hospital on October 21, 2013.  Loving and devoted husband of 63 years to Rose Elizabeth “Betty” Johnston (nee Mahoney).  Bob will be forever missed by his children Sandra Young, Denis Johnston, Valerie (Mike) Rostek, Gail (Terry) Richards, Gary (Cathy) Johnston, Nancy Peters, Joanne Johnston, Linda (Ross Ellard) Johnston and Michelle (Greg) Gallagher.  Dear grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Bob was a 1st battalion paratrooper before starting his 37 ½ year career with General Motors.  Bob was also a longtime volunteer firefighter for his community and GM.  After raising their children in Whitby, Bob and Betty returned to Campbellford to retire and recently relocated to Cobourg.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25 from 7-9 pm at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. Funeral service will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Cobourg on Saturday, October 26 at 11 am with a reception to follow. Those wishing may make a donation in remembrance of Bob to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at

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