Donald Johnson, English Teacher, GDHS

JOHNSON, Donald C – Donald Campbell Johnson passed away quietly at University Hospital, London ON on Friday, September 24, 2010. Born January 15, 1918 on the farm in Ekfrid Township near Appin, where he lived 88 years. Moved to Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville ON. A farmer, a scouter, a ball player, a bird- watcher, a high school teacher, a golfer, a curler, a servant of the church at Appin Presbyterian.


Keeping things lively at Beattie Haven

Loved by four daughters and their families. Susan (Jack) McKellar, Ann (Ian) McCallum, Mirah (Rob) Simpson, and Jane (Kelly Burke) Johnson. Grandchildren Robert and Margaret McKellar, Greer McCallum, Heather Jakobi, Greg Simpson, Ben, Chelsea and Lauren King. Adored by eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased in 1998 by beloved wife Jean (Waghorne). Visit with the family at VAN HECK FUNERAL HOME, 172 Symes St. Glencoe, on Tuesday, September 28 at 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


A celebration of Don’s life will take place at Appin Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29 with Rev. Amanda MacMillan officiating. Interment at Appin Cemetery following. Memorial donations may be made to Appin Presbyterian Church or Beattie Haven Retirement Community or a charity of your choice.

Published: Sep 28, 2010


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