Vivian Johnstone

Vivian Johnstone

In Loving Memory of


December 30, 1935 – February 7, 2012

Vivian Johnston, a long-time resident of the North Thompson valley, passed away at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Mourning her passing are Ken, her husband of 30 years; Vivian’s children Darrel, Gerald (Debbie), Dale (Pat), Carrie (Rod) and Cindy; grandchildren Jessica, Joe, Devon, Courtney, Delana and Honey; great-grandchildren Travis, Lane, Marissa and Madden; step-children Kelly (Kathy), Willy (Margi), Chris, Derrek (May) and Tim (Penny); grandchildren Katie, Jared, Sam, Bonnie, Benjamin, Chevy, Nicole, Dylan, Stephanie and Blake; brother Morris (Judy); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born Marie Henriette Vivian Turmelle in New Westminster, BC, Vivian was predeceased by her siblings Lena, Jackie, Lorraine and Ivan, and by grandchildren Shane, Billy and Tammy.

Bingo was a passion for Vivian. She also enjoyed going for coffee and socializing with her many friends, but she was comfortable staying close to home. She liked watching TV (especially the re-runs!) and she liked the Pull Tabs at Wells Gray Inn. Vivian enjoyed a simple life, she had a sense of humour, and she loved her family.

A Memorial Service to honour Vivian’s life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Elks’ Hall in Clearwater, BC. People who are unable to attend the service can watch it on the internet ( click on the obituary for Vivian Johnston).

Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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