Bill Johnstone

Died: Wed., Sep. 23, 2020

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In Loving Memory Of
Bill (William) Johnstone
December 7, 1942 - September 23, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, on September 23, 2020 in his 78th year, in his hometown of Little Current. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Helmer) of 54 years, his loving children; Todd (Kari-Ann) of California, Craig (Kirsti) of Garson & Jill Warr (Dave) of Toronto. Cherished Papa of 7 grandchildren; Logan, Carter, Ava, Tatum, Ethan, Lukas & Reija. He was born in Timmins to William & Eva (both predeceased), survived by his sisters; Joan Clermont (Bob) & Bonnie Spylo (Gord). Predeceased by his siblings Mike, Earl & Judy. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his canine companion, Duchess.

Bill retired from Falconbridge Nickel Mines after 30 years of service and spent his recent years on Manitoulin Island.

He will be remembered for his quick sense of humour, his engaging story telling ability, his love of building and his passion for exploring country roads.

He was an avid car enthusiast and had a great love of animals, nature and the outdoors.

Bill volunteered his time as a firefighter for the township of Nickel Centre, proudly retiring as fire captain after 35 years of service, he also dedicated many years to coaching hockey and was a member of the Little Current Fish & Game Club.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will follow at a later date.

Donations in his memory can kindly be made to the Little Current Fish & Game Club or any not for profit animal charity of your choice.

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Rick and Gail Gjos
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
It is with such great sadness we read this news. Rest In Peace Bill! Condolences to all!

Connie Bottrell
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
Janet so sorry for your loss . My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.Please except my deepest codolences

Susan Lafreniere
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our condolences to Janet and the family.

Debbie Graham
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
So sorry , Janet, to hear of the loss of Bill.
May fond memories help you through the tough times ahead.
Debbie Graham

Joan & Bob Clermont
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
We send our love & prayers. Goodbye to a beloved brother. Joan & Bob. xx

Carman and Maxine Ferguson
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
Carman and are are saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Viviane Lafraniere
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
Sincere condolences to you Janet and family.
Bob & Viv L.

Sandy & Linda McDonald
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
Our sincere condolences To Janet Todd Craig and Jill and family
we have fond memories of Bill over the last number of years

Ron And Judy Wood
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
Ron and I send our love and prayers to you Janet and your family.We were very fortunate to meet Bill and share some time with him here on the Island.Your friendship was most appreciated.

Linda Bowerman
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
With a heavy heart I send my sincere condolences to you Janet and your family. First met Bill when he came to borrow the hardwood floor nailer from Ron. Over the years have had the pleasure of having visits, sharing stories and seeing you, Bill and his side kick riding around in the convertible on any nice day and on any given back road. May all your memories of special times spent help you now and in the days ahead.

Dave and Pat Sitko
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
Our sincere condolences to you Janet and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time in your lives.

Leah and Brian Reilly
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family. Hoping that the wealth of warm memories and stories help guide you through these difficult days.

Savannah Machum
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
My condolences go out to Bill's family. I frequently served him at Elliott's and he was always an absolute pleasure to be around. He always had great stories and I'll always remember him giving me the nickname red when I coloured my hair pink. I'll miss seeing his smiling face around Little Current.

Bonnie &Rod Harwood
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Dear Johnstone Siblings and families :
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your brother,Bill!
We hope that you will find some comfort in your fond memories of him !May he Rest In Peace!
Take care!

Sharon Wagner
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Janet so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and the family.

Sharon

Doug and Karen Gillis, Leduc Alberta
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Bill. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We just spoke with Bill about a month ago while in the Sudbury area. Hoping you Janet, and your family get through this very difficult time. We are thinking of you.

Andrew & Lorna Macdonald
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Lorna and I send our condolences to Janet, Todd, Craig and Jill and all your families during this time. I remember growing up in Falconbridge and Bill's involvement in the community and how he always took the time to engage the young people whenever he came in contact and would have a conversation. Later in life we were on the Fire Department together and he was a true leader in how he handled the role.

Janet & Eddie Lowe
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
Dear Janet,Todd,Craig & Jill and families.We are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family.Eddie & I think often of the great times and many laughs we had over the years.Sending our love and prayers to all.He will be fondly remembered.Janet,Eddie,Eddy,Shawn & families.

Brierley. family
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Our sympathies to Janet and family.Enjoyed our short visit this summer in Mindemoya.

Sue,Jim and family.

Bruce McDonald
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
To Janet, Todd, Craig, Jill, and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Bill. I have the fondest memories of growing up in Falconbridge just down the street. Billy was always good to us growing up, and we were like an extended part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Bruce

Chris and Joan Bell
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Our deepest sympathy,

Joan and Chris

dave bolan
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Janet and family, Bill was a treasure. I will fondly remember all the times
went spent together over the years. rest easy Bill
Dave Bolan

Natalie Belanger
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Dear Janet and children,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathies to you and the family.
Always,
Natalie, Rick, Lucas & Elyssa xxx

Lynda Williamson
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill will be sadly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Our deepest sympathies to you Janet and your family.

Diane Burke
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Janet and family. Our sincere condolences. All the great memories we have of life in Falconbridge and on Fairbank Lake. Dad and Bill sure made us laugh. Very fond memories. Shirley and family.

Tom and Sharon Aelick
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Sorry to hear about Bill. Condolence to Janet and family32

Eileen Malette
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
So sorry Janet to hear of Bill’s passing. Condolences to your family.

Duncan Pheasant
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
we will miss him dearly at the coffee times and seeing him in his convertable.

Denis and Christine Tymchuk
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Janet and family, our sincere condolences and our thoughts are with you all. A strong, active community member his contributions helped make Falconbridge the safe, wonderful, fun community it was.

Stewart Doran
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with him at #5 shaft and really enjoyed his friendliness and likability. He was loved by all the guys who worked for him and was always ready to assist his staff. My condolences....

Eileen Malette
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
So sorry Janet to hear of Bill’s passing. Condolences to your family.

Lorna (Slattery) Del Guidice
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Dear Janet & family and Johnstone family
So sorry to hear of Bill`s passing. I have very fond memories of my friendship with you & Bill during our teen years. Bill was a very caring & fun loving person and I am sure will be missed by all whose lives he has touched. We hope you will take comfort in your many wonderful memories of your lives together during this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. Sincerely Lorna

william & Ellia Orr
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
our deepest sympathy to your wife & family very sudden passing

Pepper andBEA
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Pepper and Bea. so sorry to here of bills passing we have maney good times with you and bill on fairbanks lake and falconbridge PEACE BE WITH YOU all.

John Ryan
   Posted Mon October 05, 2020
Bill was always heaping on the smiles, encouragement, and praise to all the kids at those awesome Falconbridge pancake breakfasts, go cart races, carnival dances and stuff. Falconbridge was lucky to have him for sure. Sincere condolences to all the family.

TIM HAAPAMAKI
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
I worked with Bill at Falconbridge off and on for many years and even after retirement on a mining project. He always had that positive "let's get her done" attitude and it was a pleasure to be associated with him.
I feel very fortunate to have spent that time with Bill and becoming friends.
He was well liked and respected and will surely be missed.
My condolences go out to Janet and family.

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