Bruce Wayne Johnston


It is with great sadness and love that we announce the passing of Bruce Johnston on January 21, 2021 at the age of 69 after his courageous battle with Cancer.

Bruce was born and raised in Edmonton where he spent his younger years helping his parents raise his three younger siblings. Bruce would spend summers camping with his family, all six of them in their little blue tent! He spent his winters playing hockey and throughout the years countless hours training dogs with his Father.

Bruce graduated High school in 1970 and immediately began his career with Fiberglass Canada, now known as Owens Corning where he retired after an honorable 45 years. During his tenure, he completed two apprenticeships and made many valuable friendships especially with his maintenance shop boys.

Bruce met and married his best friend Kathy, the girl next door and they raised two sons together. The family enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spent many memorable years at Baptiste Lake, the Skeena River bank and fishing on the Ocean.

Bruce had the biggest heart and was admired for his easy going personality and was always the first to lend a helping hand. He was an avid fan of the Edmonton Oilers and never missed watching a game in the garage surrounded by his good friends, family and his dogs.

Bruce is survived by his wife Kathy, his sons William (Erin), Brad (Krista); Grandchildren Sage, Taylor, Sierra, and Hayley; Sisters Barb, Belinda (Byron); Sister in law Bonnie and many nieces, nephews, extended family and good friends.

Predeceased by his Father Robert, Mother Alice and Brother Barry.

A celebration of life will be held when it is safe to do so in a true “Bruce fashion”. In honor of Bruce Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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7 Condolences

Carol Burkett

Kathy, I was so very sorry to hear the news of Bruce passing away. He was a wonderful man and always kind and fun to be around. My heart goes out to you and your family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Rose and Daryl Barich

Dearest Kathy, Rose and I are so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. As a young man working at Fiberglas, I was always amazed with the effort he put into his job. He was one of the hardest working persons that I had the opportunity to work with. Our hearts go out to you and your family. He will be sorely missed by all.

Grant Inman

My heartfelt condolences to your family on the passing of Bruce. I will say I had the honor of working with him at Fiberglas/Owens Corning for better than 30 years. There aren’t many people that I ever had that much respect for. I know every single person in the plant that worked with him felt the say way. His work ethic was second to none and he had such a steady and calm demeanor. He will be missed by all.

Bill & Gloria Lechky

Kathy & Family
We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Such a beautiful Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Friend. He will be missed by so many. Our hearts go out to you and may you always remember the awesome memories made with Bruce! Our deepest condolences!

Teresa & Wyeth Davis

Forever in our hearts and memories, he will be greatly missed,

Wyeth, Teresa, & Cole

Kevin and Wanda Martyn

Deepest Sympathy Kathy and Family ,
We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing
I worked with Bruce at Fiberglass back in the early 70s.
He was a good guy and fun to be around .
Life is a precious gift .Once shared they remain in our hearts forever.

Fran Preston

To Kathy and family,
I was very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I didn’t know him other than the times I saw him briefly when he picked you up from art classes. Bruce was always so friendly. He sounds like a very special, wonderful man. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Fran Preston