Johnston; Annie ‘Mary’ (nee McLaughlin)
After a long life full of memories, Mary slipped away peacefully in her sleep on June 21, 2014. Mary Johnston was born in Conquest, Saskatchewan on September 17, 1927. In Chilliwack, she was the co-owner/manager of Royal Flush Bathroom Boutique for several years and was co-owner of Stoney’s Heating and Plumbing in Rosedale. She was always so proud of all achievements both big and little of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by children: Gordon (Cristina) Johnston, Laurie (Andrew ‘Jack’) Hirschman. Grandchildren: Shannon (Stefan) Plouffe, Phillip (Natalie) Hirschman, Jennifer Hirschman, Cristian Johnston. Great grandchildren: Jacob and Noah Plouffe and Riley Hirschman. Brother: William Richard ‘Bill’. Sister: Martha Elizabeth ‘Beth’; Sister in-law: Phyllis as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon ‘Stoney’ Johnston, her parents and 3 brothers. Our darling mother and grandmother; we were so blessed for your long enduring years of love, protection, guidance and knowledge. May we all live through the strength you showed to give us so many years of your loving presence and constant support.
The family wish to extend their gratitude and thankfulness to the following special people for their care of our Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and sister during the last several years: Staff at the Bradley Centre at Chilliwack General Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital Emergency Staff and Chilliwack Hospital Volunteers. According to Mary’s wishes no time of remembrance will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Life Enrichment Fund for the Bradley Centre at Chilliwack General Hospital.