Donna Johnston

Obituary of Donna Johnston

Donna Lee Johnston


Donna passed away suddenly on Sunday June 16th in her 80th year at Niagara General with her wife Diane by her side. Beloved aunt and friend of Jennifer (Richard) and Rebecca Johnston, Cody Chliszczyk, Kenny (Natasha) and Jordan Kocon. She was an awesome aunt to Matthew and Anna De Vette-Johnston and Charlie Kocon. Predeceased by her sister Edna Mae and her brother Phil.

Donna was a true friend and care giver. She graduated from St. Mary's General Hospital School of Nursing August 27, 1965. She worked in North Bay right after graduation and then made her way back to Fort Erie and Douglas Memorial Hospital . She worked mostly in the emergency department as an RN and ended up as the head nurse in the hospital in 1998. She continued her career working for a local doctor. She also expanded her horizons working at the Flying J gas bar where she met very interesting people on the night shift.

Donna loved the cottage that the family owned in Huntsville, an area they visited many times as children and where they had many adventures. Donna loved to fish and taught her nieces and Diane the joy of fishing. Her other great joys were golfing, betting on Becky's thoroughbreds, going to free concerts at the casino, finding great deals on line and her new cat Morris.

Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie are entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends are invited on Saturday June 22, from 4 pm to 7 pm for a viewing with a Celebration of Life starting at 6 pm. If so desired, donations can be given in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Society.