After a long life full of memories and hard work, Gordon slipped away peacefully in his sleep on October 22, 2011.

Gordon Johnston was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on March 6, 1926. After over 20 years in the Royal Canadian Engineers and postings that took him to Soest, Germany two times he settled in Chilliwack in 1968. In Chilliwack, he was the owner of Stoney’s Heating & Plumbing for 20 years.

He enjoyed life, especially getting involved and supporting the activities of his children, grandchildren and other young friends he considered to be family. He was so proud of their every achievement both big and little.

He 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. Sisters: Shirley and Etheline ‘Tiny’ (Gordon ‘Bernie’). In-laws: Annie ‘Ann’, Ernie, Stella and Audrey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

The family wish to extend their gratitude and thankfulness to the following special people for their care of our Dad, Grandpa and brother during the last several years: Staff at the Cheam Unit at Heritage Village, Doctor Ken Harder, Chilliwack General Hospital Emergency Staff and Chilliwack Hospice Volunteers.

A time of remembrance will be held at the Hirschman home, 48185 Ryder Lake Road at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Life Enrichment Fund for the Cheam Unit at Heritage Village or Chilliwack Hospice for training of Hospice Volunteers.

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