December 24, 1942 – December 26, 2022
In loving memory ~
Albert was born in Smithers, B.C. to parents Ted and Marie Johnston (nee Desjardins). He grew up on “The Ranch” with his 15 brothers and sisters.
Albert is survived by his wife Della Marie Etienne. They met in 1984 and were married on Oct. 27, 2007. Everyone enjoyed his sense of humour, always quick with a one liner joke, teased us and he was positive and upbeat.
Remaining siblings to mourn him are “Lamb” Crescentia (Harrison), Agnes (Parks), Margaret (Piffer), Roberta (Ekman) and Robert Johnston. Albert’s twin Jeanne Anne (Metcalfe) and 9 other brothers & sisters predeceased him. He has numerous nieces and nephews as well.
Albert was a devout Roman Catholic who brought light and laughter into the lives of everyone he met. He was a man of great faith who believed in the power of prayer. Albert liked to help out at his church whenever he could.
He enjoyed his teaching career (19 years)…2 years at Fort Babine, 4 years at Brennan Creek and 13 years at A.E. Perry. As he started his teaching journey at age 42 so it is never too late to start a new career. He was great with the children, having received energy and enthusiasm from his students and enjoyed working well with all staff. Albert received great pleasure in seeing the happy faces of so many former students when he met them. Albert said even though teaching has been a career of continual interruptions, it has given him a sense of satisfaction and humble gratitude.
A Funeral/Celebration of Life mass will be arranged in the Spring of 2023. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services
Condolences for the family can be offered at www.myalternatives.ca.
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