Norman Gregory Johnston
We are saddened to announce the passing of a dear husband, father, and grandfather, Norman Gregory Johnston on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center in Regina, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Merle Johnston; and brother, Allan Johnston. Greg is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cheryl Johnston; son, Danny Johnston; daughter, Christy Hehir; son, Corey (Janelle) Johnston; and grandchildren: Bailey Hehir, Adria Johnston, MacKenna Hehir, and Alliah Johnston. Greg was born on March 20th, 1946 in Kirkland, Lake Ontario. He was the youngest of two children. His family moved to Maymont, SK when Greg was 1 year old. Greg started his career as a banker out of high school and in 1969 he joined the Bank of B.C. where he lived and worked for three years. Greg met his future wife while coaching a girls financial soft ball league in Regina. She would follow him back to B.C. where they got married on April 10th, 1971 and moved back to Regina in 1972. Greg was highly respected at the Credit Union where he worked for most of his career. It was here he met lifelong friends whom he spent years curling with in a Financial League. He curled in bonspiels in Regina, out of town, and numerous infamous Wilkie trips. For countless years Greg would spend Friday afternoons with friends at The Crown and Hand Pub. Even the grandkids knew not to ask for rides or favours on Friday’s, as he would be busy with “The Old Boys Club”. Greg was known to always have a baseball or football game on, especially if the Roughriders or Blue Jays were playing. He attended many games over the years, including travelling to watch baseball games in numerous stadiums. Greg spent his retirement travelling with his wife, gardening, going for walks, helping his in-laws, reading countless books, and was infamous for always helping his kids and grandkids. He always said it gave him purpose. He loved family get-togethers at his house and he truly loved having his family around. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the staff at the General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital, and Wascana Rehab for their kindness in his final days. A Private Celebration of Greg’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be live-streamed for those wishing to view the service virtually at Fishbowlvideo.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.
Remember all of the fun times together.
I hope to remember to view the service.
My deepest condolences to you and your family Cheryl. Lean on your family and friends.
Was so sorry to read if Greg’s passsing Greg is my first cousin as my dad and Harvey were brothers and lived half a mile from us on the farm at Maymont. We had lost touch through the years but will always remember his laugh and his smile.
Cheek & family. So very sorry to hear if Greg’s passing. He was a cousin to me though I had not seen him since I was a very young girl. My mom Grace, was youngest sister to Uncle Harvey. My late husband went to school many years ago with Greg & Allan @ St.Thomas in Battleford. May he rest in peace with the angels
My Condolences to Greg’s wife and family ….. it is with Surprise that I had heard of Greg’s Battle and with real sadness to hear of his passing. I attended the Celebration of Life today and saw that Greg was So Blessed by such a wonderful family. I worked with Greg at Credit Union Central for many years and what a delight it was to have known him. A perfect gentleman and a very sharp minded employee…. He certainly loved his curling days and had made life time friends throughout his participation. Greg, you will be missed …. May God Bless You my Friend and may God Bless Your Family.
To Cheryl and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family. I have many fond memories of the hours spent at the Callie curling club and attending bonspiels, our trip to the World Series in 1987, and beer at the Crown and Hand as well as working with Greg for many years.
He will be missed.
Duncan and Linda Mcdowell