Mr. Murray Johnston

Obituary of Mr. Murray Johnston

Murray Timmins Johnston March 30, 1933 to November 23, 2019.

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Murray Timmins Johnston on November 23, 2019 at Scarborough General Hospital. Until his last days, Murray had a way of bringing life, joy and kindness to a room. His positive and caring touch will surely be missed by anyone who knew him. Son to Jervis and Lillian Johnston. Brother to Jervis Johnston (deceased) and Colleen Dunsmore. Beloved partner to Joan Dolson (Barron). Loving father to Lea Neveroff (Boris) and Andrea Johnston (Earle Kurrass) and stepfather to Delphine Dolson (Peter), Jim Dolson (Jane), Terry Dolson (Cherry) and Chris (Michele). Cherished grandfather to Amy Barbasch (Michael), Shane Neveroff (Andrea) and Collin Neveroff, Travis Rellick and Michael Rellick, Tara Dolson, Nicole Dolson, Derek Dolson, Kate Dolson, Sarah Dolson, Oksana Dolson, Alex Dolson, Dylan Dolson, Janna Dolson and Grace Dolson. Loving great grandfather to Ethan, Audrey, and Nora Barbasch, Olivia Neveroff, Sebastian and Isabella Buckham.

Murray was a graduate of Sir George Williams University (now Concordia). He went on to work at a senior level in a manufacturing company while also sitting on the boards of various non-profit organizations. He was the chairman of the Rouge Valley Foundation for many years which he did with great pride. Sports and politics were Murray’s passions which lead him to become a University level athlete where he became an avid Habs fan. Murray was a lifetime dedicated Liberal. Murray’s enthusiasm for life touched many people and earned him a number of awards which he valued.

Many thanks to Dr. Sandra Marcus at SGH and those staff and residents at Bendale Acres who took good care of him during this last year.

Visitation will be held at Ogden Funeral Home, at 4164 Sheppard Ave E. on Friday November 29 from 6-8 pm and Saturday November 30 from 2-3 pm followed by a service 3 pm. A reception will follow.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Murray to the Alzheimer’s Society.