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Donald Johnston
June 8, 1959 - March 2, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Paul Johnston, age 56, on March 2, 2016. A resident of Fort McMurray, Don loved his work for Paladin Security. Don was a bachelor. He is survived by his father David and partner Rose. He is also survived by his older brother Peter and his spouse, Sue-Ellen, Don's nephew Alex and his spouse Dusty and his niece, Chelsea and her finance Graham. He is survived by his younger brother, Greg and his spouse Lois, Don's nephew, Brent and his sons Ryan and Dylan and his niece, Nicole and her partner Kevin and their son Jackson. Don is predeceased by his mother, Neola (Bubar). He had many favourite Aunts and Uncles including Nina Wyton (Ernie - predeceased), Ron and Janet Bubar, Eleanor and Freeman Shupe, Harold and Jean Gamble, Dawn Stewart (Ken - predeceased), David and Nancy MacFarlane, Eleanor Wonitowy and Jack and Rika Johnston as well as numerous cousins. He was much loved by his family and loved his family very much.<br /><br />Don was born in Chatam, New Brunswick and grew up in Germany, Prince Edward Island and Edmonton. No matter the challenges that he faced at a young age, he took a lifelong learning approach and was always taking a course or reading on ways to better his life. After high school, he completed a Parks and Recreation diploma in Lakeland College. Don held numerous jobs in his life including facility maintenance, forklift operator, welder, janitorial services and finally, security officer with Paladin Security. He was proud that he always had a job and that he did his very best at it. Don loved to laugh and his subtle humour kept us all in stitches. His quick wit and humour would result in the listener being the brunt of the joke on frequent occasions. Don will always be remembered for his kindness. If one needed help or money, Don would graciously give what he had to help. He loved to tell a person to have a &quot;steak dinner on me&quot; or &quot;it is my turn to pay&quot;. On one occasion, when applying to rent a place, the landlords were so overwhelmed of his kind spirit and kind soul that they forgot to ask him for a damage deposit, references or an application: they never did! This example was the quality of person that we lost. The world is worse off for it.<br /><br />A celebration of his life is scheduled for 2PM, Saturday May 21, 2016 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta. Reception to follow. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Mazankowski Albert Heart Institute.<br /></div>