Wednesday 3rd Apr 2024

Robert Johnston – MdB 50-58


Submitted by Chris Johnson (LaB 52-59)

Bob passed away peacefully at Royal Columbia Hospital, Vancouver, on March 20, 2024. Predeceased by parents Edna and Fred, and sister Mary. Survived by his loving wife Margaret and brother-in-law Ed Lundeen.

Born in Richmond, Surrey, Bob went to Christ Hospital at the age of 10. Upon leaving school he entered the Camborne School of Mines and graduated with a PhD in metallurgy. His vast knowledge took him to many different countries and in 1965 he emigrated to Canada to work at the Sullivan Mines. There he met Margaret and they married in 1973, celebrating their 50th anniversary last year. Life was interesting and fulfilling working on different properties; Elkford Granisle, and closing the mine at Stewart for a few, and meeting so many lovely people along the way. In his latter years, he went into private consulting when he moved to Coquitlam and once again he was travelling to many different countries.

Margaret & Bob loved to travel together in his spare time, as well as fish, gold pan, and entertain. He loved his garden. He will be missed.

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