Donna Johnston – of Route 2 Atwood, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Donna passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at the age of 75. Donna was a member of Atwood United Church participating in the Sunday School, the church choir and United Church Women. She was a former hairdresser, caterer and was involved with Brownies, Girl Guides and the Sweet Adelines. Donna will be remembered for her wonderful singing voice. Horses were Donna’s passion, and she cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
Beloved wife of Clarence Johnston whom she married in 2003. Loving mother of Kelly Castano (Vince), Patty MacPherson (Paul Meaney), Scott (Charlotte). Step-mother of Kevin (Karen), Kim (Mark), Kent (Heather). Nana of Quinn, Abigail, Mackenzie, Leah, Reese, step-nana of Tyler, Jamie, Alex, Kyla, Jaron, Aunika, Lana, Wade and step great-nana of Scarlett and Isla. Sister of Marjorie Tucker and sister-in-law of Mary Fortune. Fondly remembered by the extended Horton and Johnston families.
Predeceased by her parents Eldon and Mary (Eadie) Renwick, her first husband Cecil Horton and her brother Walter Renwick.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday August 31 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Donna’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main St., Atwood on Saturday September 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to:
Canadian Cancer Society
536 Huron Street
Stratford, ON N5A 9Z9
Atwood United Church
PO Box 159
Atwood, ON N0G 1B0
would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.