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  1. Sue Defoor
    January 2, 2018 @ 7:28 pm

    these photos are amazing, I have a goodly number of them in my own collection but others I have not seen before. They are a wonderful collection of ancestors photos. John Johnston was an uncle to my Grandmother Hariette Maude Johnston her twin brother Harold and many other siblings.


    • Chuck Johnston
      January 13, 2021 @ 2:47 pm

      Hi Sue
      I just spoke with John Mack’s wife (I’ve lost her name)

      She suggested I contact you for info.

      My Name is Charles Edward Johnston
      My father by the same name was a son of Clifford Johnston (Son of Willian Johnston & Sarah Collins).

      I’ve just started my Genealogy search, she suggested you may be of help.

      My Dad’s family moved to Cobourg I’m guessing in the early 1900’s. I now live in Renfrew.

      And stay safe.
      Chuck Johnston


  2. Jacquelyn (Bayne) Poirier
    June 22, 2019 @ 10:33 am

    My mother’s memories of her Uncle Johnnie and aunt Lil were that they were the kindest people she’d ever known . Their youngest daughter Irene was a playmate cousin to her. My mum was Doris Irene Johnston , daughter of CE Johnston ,Brockville. Charlie was the son of William Johnston ( John’s oldest brother)
    How wonderful to see these photos ! Pictures do tell a thousand words.


    • John
      June 25, 2019 @ 6:50 am

      Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed the story. You might also want to check our on our website “Patrick Johnston & Louise Knox – Our People, Our Heritage”


  3. Jacquelyn Poirier
    January 13, 2021 @ 7:39 pm

    Hi Chuck , it’s a good time to do some geneology research during the shutdown eh?
    I heard my mother Doris , ( Charlie Johnston’s daughter, ) mention her Uncle Clifford many times , as she tried to remember her Dad’s siblings . He worked for the railroad , didn’t he? Who knew I had a cousin living in Renfrew? Surprise! I live in Pembroke . Once we Johnston descendants settle in somewhere , it’s a commitment . Haha.
    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want. We probably have lots to share and figure out possibly.


    • Chuck Johnston
      January 13, 2021 @ 10:11 pm

      Hi Jacquelyn

      I’ve found more info in the past 4 days and now I’m totally confused.
      Yes I’d like to converse more can I have your email?

      Mine is



    • Bob Johnston
      June 22, 2021 @ 5:57 pm

      Well, Button, its been a long time. How have you been ? Its your cousin Bob ( CE was our grandfather, RL was my dad). My wife Judy and I moved to BC in 1976 and still live in this beautiful province. We have two adopted daughters.
      Funny how the internet keeps creating links to these old connections. I hope Sue, John and Barb are all well. Laird lives at his lakefront home in Calabogie Ontario while the rest of the family, Sue and Sandy and Steve live in Ottawa.
      Drop me a line when you get time


      • Jacquelyn Poirier
        June 23, 2021 @ 6:51 am

        Good Grief Bobby ! What a wonderful surprise!!! Last time I saw you was when you were wearing your leather hippie hat and a guitar on your back ,outside Mum’s house in Toronto , before you and your love set out for BC . I remember
        I have so many happy memories of goofing around at the summer cottages with you. Barb & I loved being with you , as pesky as we might have been . Lots of laughs , fun and adventure ….. love you still …❤️…wouldn’t it be nice to catch up the last 50 years ? Email me if you have “retired time”
        BTW.. you can still address me as But , like John does, ( Button is way too formal)


      • Jacquelyn Poirier
        June 23, 2021 @ 7:04 am

        Good Grief Bobby ! What a wonderful surprise!!! Last time I saw you was in front of Mum’s house in Toronto . I think you were heading west then . Email me when you have (retired? ) time like me.


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