Gilbert Edgar Johnston

Johnston, Gilbert (Gib) Edgar (December 28th 1940-November 1, 2017)

Proud retired member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors- Local 96.

Peacefully, in hospital, Ottawa surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Beloved husband for 52 years of Inez (Campbell) Johnston.  Much loved and respected father of Shane, Laurie (Butch) Webster, Kirk (Cheryl) and Cory (Sarah). Cherished Grandpa to Kaitlyn (Nic), Brett, Colton, Victoria, Andrea (Jeremy), Jessie-Ann, Hailey, Alicia, Olivia and Madelyn.  Great Grandpa to Blake and Josiah.

Brother of Wava (Bill) Cox, Andrew (Ann), Ellen Verch (Ron), Trevor (Nicole). Survived by Brother in Law Bill McLellan and Sister in Law Marilyn Johnston. Predeceased by parents Omer and Edith Johnston and siblings Joan, Omer, Edith, Kirk, Carson, Janice, Judith, Blair and Blake. Dear Brother in Law to Faye (Craig) Mussell, Jean (Wendall) Kinch, Zelda (Glen) Thomas, Verna (Doug) Miller, Wayne (Janice) Campbell, Ian (Kim) Campbell and Linda (Paul) McKenna. Brother in Law to Gwen Campbell.  Predeceased by Mother and Father in Law Edwin and Evelyn Campbell and Brother in Law Malcolm Campbell.  “Gibby” will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, Co workers and many good friends.

Friends may pay their respects at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel, 32 Main Street East, Smiths Falls on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 12pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm. Funeral service will be held at the Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church, Smiths Falls on Monday at 11:00 am. Interment will take place at the Franktown Public Cemetery follow by a reception at the Civitan Hall in Smiths Falls.  In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolence available at