R. Lloyd Johnston

3 April , 192213 April , 2019

Forever Remembered

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Lloyd Johnston, aged 97 years on Saturday April 13, 2019, after a short hospitalization.

Lloyd was born in Boissevain Manitoba on April 3, 1922. He grew up in a farming community with a love of nature and the outdoors, which stimulated both joy and purpose throughout his life. His love of fishing, hunting, and wildlife led him to develop his abilities as both a master angler and expert hunter. He was proud to report that he shot his last moose at the age of 89! The abundance of wild meat inspired him to create many gourmet recipes including his famous Game Bird Pie, Pheasant Wild Rice Casserole and Game Bird Pate.

Lloyd was one of the thousands of brave young men to join the navy at the age of 17 at the beginning of World War II. He trained and became a radar operator when it was still a new technology and top-secret program.

During the war, Lloyd married his high school sweetheart, Noreen Shaw, and they settled in Winnipeg. Lloyd had a career in sales, working for almost 30 years for the Canada Carbon and Ribbon Company as a regional manager. He became active in many community organizations, contributing his time, energy and strong organization and leadership skills.

He was a Past Master and life member of the Ionic Lodge #25 G.R.M. He was also a 39 degree Freemason, and life member of the Scottish Rite Society. He became a life member of the Khartum Temple Shrine Association, and Life Member of the Khartum Patrol Unit that marched in many public events and parades. He was also a lifetime member of the St. James Legion #4.

Lloyd’s interests included curling and he won many trophies and prizes from curling bonspiels. He was a past President and life member of the Heather Curling Club and Heather Seniors Club.

When Lloyd retired, since he now had a little more free time, he took up golf. At that point he spearheaded the Heather Curling Club’s senior golf program that carries on to this day! Continuing his love of hunting into his retirement, he also became a part time employee at Trophy Lodge, a northern fly-in camp.

As Dad aged and began to experience serious health problems, his gratitude for excellent health care inspired his decision to pay it forward by becoming a benefactor to the Shrine Hospital Foundation, and the St. Boniface Heart Foundation.

He is predeceased by his parents Roy and Olive Johnston of Boissevain, his wife of 58 years Noreen, and his sisters Erma Jones and Alice Douglas.

He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Lee Bahuaud (Guy) of Winnipeg, Maxine Jenner (Ray) of Colorado, and his grandchildren Shannon Bahuaud (Scott Turner), Michael Jenner (Kate), Lindsay Onigkeit( Cory), and great granddaughter Adalea Onigkeit. He is also mourned by his long-term companion and loving devoted caregiver Margaret Sulymka, as well as many nieces and nephews, particularly his favorite nephew, Doug Jones.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Doctor Heather Adams, and the nursing staff of the fifth floor at Victoria Hospital for their excellent care, and kindness to both Lloyd and the family during his illness. Our father passed with dignity in peace.

We would also like to thank the staff of the Winnipeg Home Care Program, Dr. Lee Cummings, Dr. R. Dookeran, Dr. Sabeer Rehsia, Dr. Robert Kroecker and Veteran’s Services whose care and support allowed Lloyd to remain living in his own home until his passing.

A memorial celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Green Acres Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East Navin Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, 17 April , 2019

R. Lloyd Johnston

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Karen Hoffman

15 April 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. My fondest memory of Uncle Lloyd is the Christmas time gatherings that we used to have at the Johnston home. It was always nice to gather as a family and to see everyone once again.