OBITUARY

Lois Johnston

October 14, 1923March 30, 2018

Lois Johnston of Boston passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018 at the age of 94. A Boston resident for many years, Lois was born in Victoria BC Canada and immigrated to Boston from Prince Edward Island Canada at the age of 32 In Boston, she worked for 50 years as the secretarial night staff manager for the Law firm of Riemer & Braunstein before retiring in December of 2016 at the age of 93. Lois was an amateur photographer, documenting the lives and events of family and friends. In addition to providing photos for the “Fenway News” Lois was best known for her photographs of Boston’s “Fenway Victory Garden’s” where she spent years photographing the gardeners, their flowers and all that nature and the city had to offer. As quoted, by Lois, in an article by the Fenway News on September, 2002 “I try to stay positive and remember the only weapon is to relax. I try to have a loving nature, loving is forgiving and forgiving is healing.” Lois will be missed by all who knew her. She is the beloved daughter of the late Raulston A. and Agnes E. (Andernach) Johnston. Loving sister of Ione Kelly and the late Beryl Best. Dear aunt of Ron Kelly, Susan (Kelly) Sanderson, Lisa (Kelly) Butler, Deborah Kelly-Hawkes, Lynn (Craswell) Nicholson and the late John David Craswell. Also survived by many loving grandnieces and nephews: Erin, Paula, Cheryl, Robin, Christopher, David, Savannah, Lydia, Christine, Laura, Lois, Katelyn, Erika, Jonathan, Elenore, Jarrett, Avery, Ethan, Elizabeth and Samuel. The family will receive visitors in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston on Thursday from 4-7pm with a Prayer Service at 7pm in the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Prayer Service Thursday, April 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lois Johnston

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Mimi Callum

April 21, 2018

Holding a door, bringing a cup of hot liquid to her desk, looking through the current album of holiday pictures that she took, hearing the stories of the victory gardens, Lois was always positive, no matter what...she was at R&B when I came and there when I left! She was a "sweetie"

Biography

Lois Johnston of Boston passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018 at the age of 94. A Boston resident for many years, Lois was born in Victoria BC Canada and immigrated to Boston from Prince Edward Island Canada at the age of 32 In Boston, she worked for 50 years as the secretarial night staff manager for the Law firm of Riemer & Braunstein before retiring in December of 2016 at the age of 93. Lois was an amateur photographer, documenting the lives and events of family and friends. In addition to providing photos for the “Fenway News” Lois was best known for her photographs of Boston’s “Fenway Victory Garden’s” where she spent years photographing the gardeners, their flowers and all that nature and the city had to offer. As quoted, by Lois, in an article by the Fenway News on September, 2002 “I try to stay positive and remember the only weapon is to relax. I try to have a loving nature, loving is forgiving and forgiving is healing.” Lois will be missed by all who knew her. She is the beloved daughter of the late Raulston A. and Agnes E. (Andernach) Johnston. Loving sister of Ione Kelly and the late Beryl Best. Dear aunt of Ron Kelly, Susan (Kelly) Sanderson, Lisa (Kelly) Butler, Deborah Kelly-Hawkes, Lynn (Craswell) Nicholson and the late John David Craswell. Also survived by many loving grandnieces and nephews: Erin, Paula, Cheryl, Robin, Christopher, David, Savannah, Lydia, Christine, Laura, Lois, Katelyn, Erika, Jonathan, Elenore, Jarrett, Avery, Ethan, Elizabeth and Samuel. The family will receive visitors in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston on Thursday from 4-7pm with a Prayer Service at 7pm in the funeral home.