Brian James Johnston
A come and go celebration of life will be held at the Lucknow Legion on Tuesday September 26, 2023 from 4-7 PM with memories shared at 5 PM. 
A come and go celebration of life will be held at the Lucknow Legion on Tuesday September 26, 2023 from 4-7 PM with memories shared at 5 PM. 
In Memory of
Brian James Johnston
October 9th, 1947 - September 20th, 2023

Place of Death

Brightshores Health System, Southampton


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian James Johnston on
September 20. Brian was born in Lucknow on October 9, 1947, the second of
seven children JC and Joyce Johnston. Brian created a life in Lucknow through
hard work, dedication, and commitment. He attended George Brown college,
where he was recognized as the top student. He began his career as an ironworker
but later followed his passions in multiple directions, knowing that hard work and
dedication were the keys to being successful.
In 1969 he married Linda and they went on to have 3 children, Michelle (John),
Jamie (Stephanie), and Michael (Laura). Brian and Linda also devoted themselves
to their niece and nephew Steven (Laura) and Melissa (predeceased). Above all,
the role Brian took the most pride in was protector and caretaker of his family.
Like all his roles, he led by example, first to his siblings Tony, Donny, Murray,
Jocye Anne, Sandra and Brenda (predeceased) and then later on with his own
family, including 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, whom he was
affectionately known to as Papa.
Brian believed in doing a job properly, a belief he passed onto not only his family
but all that had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. Brian also believed
in giving back to his community; he was a founding and charter member of the
Lucknow Kinsmen, a respected member of the Oak Shriners Club in London and
the Masonic Lodge Lucknow. He was always happy to lend a hand to anyone who
needed it.
Known for his quick wit, Brian brought a smile to all those who knew him, and all
were welcome at the home on Havelock. He will be forever missed, and his
memory will live on in all those who loved him.
“Goodnight, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

A come and go celebration of life will be held at the Lucknow Legion on Tuesday September 26, 2023 from 4-7 PM with memories shared at 5 PM. Following the memories and service at 5 PM all are welcome to continue the come and go visitation until 7 PM. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wingham Hospital Foundation.


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

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Message from Kelly Ferguson2023-09-27 20:55:50
Our deepest condolences to the Johnston family on the passing of Brian. Cherish the memories! Kelly & Derek Ferguson ( former coworker of Linda from Becker’s and Mac’s)
Message from Carolyn Hamilton2023-09-26 15:43:59
Linda and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Many wonderful memories from our Mac’s days. Hugs to you all.
Message from John Backewich 2023-09-26 09:51:29
Linda. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Brian was such a nice man. I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Backewich family.
Message from John and Maureen DeBruyn2023-09-24 19:47:23
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Linda. Brian was such a nice guy to chat with! He will be missed
Message from Leonard and Wilma Clarke 2023-09-24 13:44:36
Our sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all.
Message from Elia and Lorenzo serena2023-09-24 12:39:10
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you❤️
Message from Lynne and Steve Mann2023-09-24 09:54:09
Our sincere sympathy to you Linda and your entire family in your loss.
Message from Danielle Sutton 2023-09-24 08:59:59
Linda, Jamie, Michelle and Mike & families Sending you love and support during this time. Russell & Danielle Sutton
Message from Scott Koyle2023-09-24 01:57:16
I am sorry to hear of Brian's passing. My deepest sympathies to the Johnston family. Many fond memories visiting Lucknow and hanging out at your house. Take care.
Message from Doug and Nancy Aitchison 2023-09-23 19:42:25
Our sincere condolences to all the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Message from Don and Becky Hanna2023-09-23 19:20:51
Our deepest sympathy to Linda and her family on Brians passing. Don and I are remembering all of the good times we had on our trips with Linda and Brian. Brian was always the life of the party.
Message from ALLEN GARDNER2023-09-23 17:23:59
So sorry for your loss. Brian was a great guy.
Message from Valerie Morningstar MacLeod2023-09-23 14:48:28
Dear family so sorry for your loss.
Message from Pat and George Gibson2023-09-23 14:16:40
We have such pleasant memories from living across from you on Havelock St. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family and may your memories help heal your loss.
Message from James McNaughton2023-09-22 20:04:21
Condolences to the Johnston family. Fond memories of Brian when we were all growing up. Jim McNaughton
Message from Joan Helm2023-09-22 19:23:50
So sorry to hear of Brians passing. My condolences to you and you family Linda.
Message from Elizabeth Wall2023-09-22 15:57:10
Prayers and condolences to Brian's family, relatives and friends. I went to school with him and his siblings. Lovely family. Gone too soon.
Message from Bryan and Vana Gammie2023-09-22 15:36:20
Our condolences Linda and all the family on the passing of Brian. He was a great friend to us for over 58 years and we will miss him for sure. Thoughts and prayers are with you all and cherish all those wonderful memories made over the years.
Message from diane Wartnaby2023-09-22 13:06:29
Linda, so sorry for your loss, deepest sympathy to all the family.
Message from Robert Burt 2023-09-22 12:31:42
My deepest condolences to the families and friends of Brian Be missed by many
Message from Betty McDonough 2023-09-22 12:24:37
My deepest sympathy Linda and family,, thinking of you all at this sad time,,
Message from Ida & Rick Fry2023-09-22 12:18:42
Our condolences to the families of losing Brian. I’ll toast a beer to you on Tuesday!
Message from Liz Black Petrie2023-09-22 12:06:24
Linda and families: My deepest condolences to all. I had not seen Brian in many years but I do have fond memories of his smiling face, and always saying a friendly hello. May you find comfort in the memories you have created. Liz Black
Message from Danielle Selby 2023-09-22 10:33:51
May he rest easy Condolences to the entire family
Message from Roxanne Hendrick2023-09-22 09:20:11
Deepest condolences Linda and family my thoughts and prayers are with you guys at n this sad time. He will be missed!
Message from Jim and Colleen Moran 2023-09-22 08:36:55
We are deeply sadden to hear of Brian's passing....our deepest sympathy to all!
Message from Gary Ritchie2023-09-21 21:47:54
So sorry to hear of Brians passing may God comfort his family, , I have lost a great friend.
Message from Debra Roesch 2023-09-21 18:40:12
My condolences to Linda and family. Brian is such a great family man. May you rest in peace ❤️
Message from Shirley Gunter2023-09-21 16:11:07
Linda and family I am so sorry for your loss.
Message from Betty McDonagh2023-09-21 15:27:40
So sorry for your loss.
Message from Marjorie and Steve Hackett2023-09-21 15:14:43
Linda and family Our condolences to you on your loss of Brian.