Skyler Dylan Johnston


Skyler Dylan Johnston
April 22, 1999 – Sept 14, 2020

It is with profound sadness and immense gratitude for a life beautifully lived that we announce that our beloved Skyler Dylan Johnston, at the age of 21, was taken suddenly from this world.

Skyler is survived by his mother Tori Greene and his father Wayne Johnston; his step mother Sarah and half siblings Ivy, Leo and Forrest; his grandparents
Marion Greene, Brian Greene, Jean Johnston and Marie Holt; and many Aunts, Uncles, Great Aunts, Great Uncles, and cousins who loved him dearly.
He is also survived by his lifelong best friends Damon, Tyler and Miguel and second mother, Mary.

Skyler was a pure hearted, old soul who had the ability to fully enjoy every experience that came his way. He lived by the motto that it was the people he was with that mattered, and spending time with those people that counts, no matter the activity. He experienced many great adventures; he traveled; he met his celebrities; he made many new friends and connections. He brought great joy to the simple things.

Skyler will be missed by many people, his family friends and everyone who had the opportunity to meet him and know him. His unique health challenges throughout his life helped shape him into a unique expression of God’s presence. He showed us all that no limitation or challenge was bigger than the human spirit. Always kind, thoughtful and supportive of others. His spirit and light will live on within all of us who follow his commitment to live and be his best at all time.

Thank You Skyler – we miss you, and will always love you!

A private celebration of Skyler’s life will take place at a later date, yet to be determined

In lieu of flowers, we ask that guests donate in Skyler’s name to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, that gifted him his treasured Wish in 2011.

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34 Condolences

Kerry (Stilwell) Schaffer

Wayne, Tori and families- I am so very sorry for the loss of your Skyler. You have all lived in my heart since I looked after him at the very beginning. Reading your tribute to him and all of the condolences gives me a glimpse into the amazing person that he became and how proud you must be of him.

I have the portrait of Skyler and me hanging in our house and my 16 year old son is doing a presentation on courage, and chose to speak about me and my time as an NICU nurse. This lead me to search for Skyler again and how I learned of his passing.

I wish you all love and peace, and memories to sustain you and I hope that time eases the pain of your loss.

Dyllan C.

I can’t count how many good memories I had with Skyler during our younger years, we first met in elementary at beacon heights, we were strong friends in my view, unfortunately with time we drifted apart, and it’s with regret that my condolences come so late. I wish the best to his family and friends.

Jeanette Greene

So very sorry to hear this sad news…my sincere condolences to Tori and Wayne and family…i am sorry i didnt have the chance to see him grow up into this young man…so sorry.

Sandi Roberts

My heart aches for you all. I knew Skylar and his Mom Tori through the Spiritual Centre and Skylar was always a presence and willing to help out . He was a happy and joy filled guy. What a gift !

Jacqueline foisy

My heart is so broken to hear of the news of Skylar. I worked with Skylar at Vimy for three years and he was a Joy and yet a challenge to work with, however, the Joy totally overwhelmed the challenge. He was a genuine young man with such a heart and sole. I was privilege to keep in contact with him after Vimy Ridge as he lived not far from me in Millwoods. I will miss his surprise visits to my home. I will surely miss his heart and personality. Rest In Peace My Young Man, you taught so many!!!


Hello family and friends of Skyler, i already emailed this to someone before i saw this link but i knew Skyler from vimy ridge i had a couple of classes with him. He was a very nice kid always seemed quite happy and never afraid to be himself around people. i’m so sorry for your loss i just wanted to tell you i’m thinking of him and his family..

Owen nowroski

I went to school with Skyler from academy at king Edward all the way thru high school at Victoria school of the arts. I remember the day he showed up and he was a new student starting late in the year. Ever since then our bond just kept growing and the laughs got louder. I love you so much Skyler and I will never forget you. I learnt so much from you. I’m so lucky to have went to school with you . Thank you for always checking on me. Love owen<3

Claire, Dave and Grace

Dear Wayne, Sarah, Ivy, Leo and Forrest – I know there is nothing that can be said to lessen the burden of this loss. While we only knew Skyler in his youth, we will always remember his big smile. I understand you spent part of the summer together and I am sure that is a treasured gift. Take Care

Mary-Jo Brown {Joey}

Tori , Wayne and families please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult of times, the passing of sweet Sky. Thank you for creating the beautiful being Sky will always be and allowing me to be in his life from the time he was just a little guy, a total ball of energy and love despite the health issues. He was always just Sky to me and all I’ll ever need to do night or day is look up and I know he will be smiling down and showering us with his love always.

John Shigehiro

It was a honour to known Skyler. Seeing him in the hall outside my classroom at NAIT.
Saying hi to him, and asking him to say hi to his mom.
He was a inspiration to a lot of people with the determination to do things he wanted to do.

God bless you Skyler, you will always be in my heart.

Tyler Seibert

Skyler was and is my best friend. You cannot replace the chemistry we had together. We’re brothers from another. Happiest guy I ever met, who cherished every day without complaining. I will miss this one of a kind guy very much.

Marcey Kliparchuk

I am SO very sorry for your loss! What a beautiful write up my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending light and love!

Rebecca Lippiatt

Tori, Wayne and Sarah: my most sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful, darling boy. I know how much he will be missed by his sister and brothers, as well as his grandparents. My thoughts are also with you.

Carol McDonald

I only met Skyler once in Vancouver while visiting his grandmother Marion and it was obvious from that brief visit that he loved and respected her. It was a precious moment to see that in a young man. I was vey impressed and will never forget that. My sincere condolences Tori, Marion and family.

Margo Cochlan

My deepest condolences to all of you at this time . Skylar was a beautiful soul who lived life full out full of joy exuberance and unbounded enthusiasm full participation what an example of LOVE blessing us all. All my love Margo

Alexandra Lasha Osietko

My deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your beloved son and brother Skyler who lived such a beautiful, full and amazing life.
Much love, Lasha

John Nursall

Skyler made an indelible impression on everyone at Theatre Quadra on Quadra Island. He injected energy and enthusiasm that lifted and enlivened all of us. I remember the day he trudged through a drenching downpour just to make it to rehearsal (which he never missed!). And then there was the time it turned out a rehearsal was scheduled to fall on his birthday… I tried to apologize for intruding on his special day, but he reacted so selflessly and characteristically: “Are you kidding?! This is great! What a terrific birthday present!” This young man was a beacon of light and positive energy. A radiant star not only on our stage but in all of our lives. And surely some of his stardust rubbed off, which we will have with us always! Our hearts go out to Skyler’s family and friends.


His kind & fun loving spirit was obvious to me while we sparred during our class. I’m shocked, as I’m sure you are that he was here one moment & gone the very next. It would seem his life message is to live it to the fullest, as it can change suddenly. That’s the message I take to heart.

Vance Belchamber

I am so sorry for your loss and no words can fix your pain it is the worst thing that can happen to a loving Parent to lose a Child

Life will never be the same and all then you have is your loving memories

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tori

Avalon Rose

Blessings for your peaceful journey onwards, may you be looked after by your angels and the divine. May you be able to rest knowing your time was complete here and you were deeply loved.

Scot Adams

Such an honour to have been able to call you my brother. You always brought happiness . I miss you I know God has you and you are smiling. Your 4ever loved . God bless you Skyler and your family.

Patrick Stoll

Skyler you were one of the best, kind and gentle. You will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you.

Robert, Pam, Lindsay, and Erin

Wayne and Family. Our hearts ache for your loss. I hope that the love from freinds and family that surround you, help to bring you peace. Looking at all the outpouring and lives that Skyler has touched in his short time, is humbling. We love you all and are here for you…what ever we can offer is yours. From our family to yours.

Allen Keen

It’s certainly a time of Sorrow but also a Time that’s how many people have reflected on a life well-lived he was the most happy person that I ever knew and I will miss him dearly but he believed in my heart until the day I die rest in peace Skylar I Will Always Love You

Patsy Cashin

My deepest condolences Tori for your loss one of life’s greatest losses..your child is not an easy one to go through I pray for you Tori, all of Skyler’s family and friends I send all my strength prayers hugs and love R.I.P. To your Skyler

Kathleen O'BRIEN

Tori, you loved him with everything you have. He loved you. He was a good boy and an exceptional son. We will miss him dearly.


I have many fond memories of sky when he was younger and always admired his gumption and drive to keep jumping the hurdles life threw in his way. I will remember his smile and his admirable strength of character.

My condolences to his families for his sudden departure. May you find comfort in remembering your terrific investments that made his life much better and more enjoyable.

Tanya Steffanson

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Skyler’s family, extended families and friends. Words feel so inadequate at this sudden loss. I am thinking about you all at this time.

Iris Turcotte ( Aunt )

Thank you for forwarding this Notification, Skyler, indeed sounded like an Amazing young man, & I’m Sorry I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know him. He will be missed, & my Condolences to All the Family.

The Millikin’s. (Erik Millikin) Tracey and Ed.

Our Condolences to Skyler’s families.