JOHNSTON, Ron81 years, of Tilbury, born April 28, 1932, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Beloved husband of Jeannette Johnston (Donais).  Loving father of Brenda and husband John Mailloux of Tilbury, Joseph Johnston and wife Simone of Chatham.  Dearest grandfather of Justin Johnston.  Dear son of the late Walter “Soupy” and Helen Johnston.  Predeceased by his sister Elenor and her surviving husband Frank Gates, and their sons Jamie, Geoffrey and Stephen Gates and families.  Ron was the manager of Tilbury Arena for over 24 years.  When he retired, he became an active member of Branch 206 Royal Canadian Legion of which he was a life member.  He was also a life long member of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Dover.  Ron loved sports and was a devoted Leafs fan.  Everyone who knew Ron will remember him for his willingness to always lend a hand.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Legion service 7 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral service at the funeral home Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Ven. Paul Millward officiating.  A private family interment service will follow later at St. Thomas Anglican Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Branch 206 Royal Canadian Legion or charity of choice appreciated.  Online condolences may by shared at

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