Obituary of Leonard Laurier Johnston
Leonard Laurier “Laurie” Johnston
At the age of 80, Laurie passed away at Kensington Village, Friday, March 26, 2021. He was the only child of Leonard (1952) and Bertha (nee: Wastell) (1980) Johnston. Laurie will be missed by a number of cousins and long-time neighbours.
Laurie lived his life till the age of 70 years on a farm on the 6th Concession of Westminster Township, later named Scotland Drive, London. Following, he resided in Belmont.
For many years, Laurie worked as a farm labourer. In retirement, he spent countless hours driving the roads, going to various plowing matches and farm shows throughout Ontario. His hobby was collecting miniature farm memorabilia, which included a number of tractors. As well, he was kept busy with the Dorchester VON program. He was musical and enjoyed playing the spoons.
A fall in July 2020 left Laurie with multiple health problems and hence hospitalization and Long-Term Care placement.
A family graveside service will be held. Inurnment Pond Mills Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth (519) 652-2020. If desired condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.caTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Leonard Johnston, please visit Tribute Store