Johnston, Vernon (Veejay) W.

In loving memory of Vernon (Veejay) W. Johnston May 8, 1945 – March 10, 2021. Vern passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North in Sudbury on March 10, 2021 at the age of 75 following a short battle with acute renal failure. Loving husband of Pauline (Matheson) of 56 years. Father to Lori of Sudbury and Tracy (Ron Cooper) of Manitowaning. Grandfather to Matthew Wood, Greg Wood (Laura), Gordon Wood (Tiffany), Laura Burt (DJ), Troy Cooper (Carys), Jill Cooper (Simon), Max Cooper and Andrew Cooper. Great Grandfather to Deejay & Ella Wood and Asaph & Boaz Burt. Predeceased by his parents John and Christena (MacMillan) Johnston and sister Naomi Morrison (Michael). Survived by his sister Jacqueline Bryant (Jim) of Manitowaning and sisters-in-law Julie Tyers (Jim - predeceased) of Stoney Creek and Verna Brunet of Highgate, ON. He will be missed by many “favourite” cousins, nieces, nephews as well as many friends. Vernon worked for Falconbridge Nickel Mines for 30 years, retiring at the age of 52 to enjoy many years of retirement and travel. He and Pauline resided on Manitoulin Island for 25 years, in Woodstock and returned to Sudbury in 2018. Vern was a proud member of City of Lakes Masonic Lodge Sudbury and the Sudbury Shrine Club. At Vernon’s wishes, he will be cremated. No visitation, service, or Celebration of Life at this time. He will be laid to rest in Hilly Grove Cemetery in Manitowaning at a later date. Donations in Vernon’s memory can be made to St. Peter’s United Church, Sudbury or the Sudbury Shrine Club Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada.


8 Condolences

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially you Pauline. Things happen so quickly in this crazy world. We wish you many prayers not only for your grief but for your health. All our love God’s Blessings.
    Laura Scott, Donald and Patricia Norton

    By: Donald & Patricia Norton
    March 15, 2021
  2. Dear Pauline,
    My sincere sympathy. Vern was too young to die. My heart goes out to you.
    Lynda Peever

    By: Lynda peever
    March 14, 2021
  3. Dearest Pauline;

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Vern’s smile and sense of humor always lit up our days. Our thoughts are with you and hugs are sent your way!

    From your Woodstock friends and neighbours.

    By: Brano & Milan Grujic, Tanya Fox
    March 12, 2021
  4. Dear Pauline ,
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
    May the tender memories of moments past help sustain you through the days ahead.
    Your friend,

    By: Gail Fila
    March 12, 2021
  5. Dear Pauline, Lori, Tracy and families

    So sorry to hear of Vern,s passing. Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times. 🙏. Vern was a wonderful man.

    Cousins Heather, Tracey & Royce, Tammey & Brent and families. Manitoulin Island

    By: Heather Tremblay
    March 12, 2021
  6. So sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. Visited with them a few times when they were in Woodstock. May the love, peace and comfort of God and others surround you all.
    Bill and Darlene Hardy, Woodstock,ON

    By: Bill and Darlene Hardy
    March 11, 2021
  7. Tracy,
    So sorry to hear about your dad passing away. You will all miss him so much. So many memories on Facebook where Vern gave kids rides, chatted with them….I remember Vern bringing balloons and a teddy bear in for Rachel when she had her tonsils taken out and had to stay overnight at HSN, it made our night as Vern walked in with them! Rachel was young and hung on to the balloon for years! Very kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tracy and Ron and your whole family. .
    Love Dave and Mary

    By: Dave and Mary Wilson
    March 11, 2021
  8. We are deeply saddened to hear of Vernon’s passing. His presence will be missed at all of the “family” celebrations where he would, without fail, be in attendance. Heartfelt condolences to Pauline, Lori, Tracy, Jacqueline and families.
    Sending much love and hugs to you all. Debbie and Tom.

    By: Debbie and Tom Harper
    March 11, 2021

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