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STERLING PAUL JOHNSTON
passed away peacefully at Prince Edward Hospice on May 2, 2023
in his 85th year.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Darlene (Wood) of 46 years, their daughter, Maureen Johnston of Picton, ON
and his daughters Deborah Rose of Surrey, BC and Kelli Cote of Cultus Lake, BC, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Sterling was predeceased by his parents Allan and Hazel (Johnston) Platt. He is survived by his brother Douglas Platt (Elizabeth).
Sterling was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on the 19th of September, 1938 and moved to Picton in 1945.
He graduated from P.E.C.I. in 1956 and started work with H.J. McFarland Company for 23 years becoming their payroll clerk. He then worked for the Town of Picton, before amalgamation, for 20 years as Deputy Clerk and then CEO.
Sterling was an avid volunteer. Starting in his late teens he was Cub Leader for the Boy Scouts. He was involved with the Kinsmen Club for 10 years. He volunteered with the Alzhieimer Society for 10 years and the Cancer Society for 25 years receiving the prestigious
Medal of Courage Award for his outstanding contributions and always giving freely of his time.
Sterling was a keen golfer and sat on the Board of Directors for 35 years and President of the Picton Golf Club for 5 different years. Sterling enjoyed music and dancing and attended many concerts and open mics. He loved baseball and took many trips to watch his favourite ball team, the Blue Jays, but his favourite sport was his daily walks in the Town of Picton covering many kilometres.
Sterling and Darlene spent many cherished hours with their grandchildren, Kyler and Grace,
taking them camping and on various outings and trips.
Sterling was a man with a generous heart for whom honesty and trustworthiness served as the cornerstone of his character.
Sterling will be fondly remembered by his family, many friends and his fellow volunteers.
At Sterling’s request there will be no service.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been made with Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington.
Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
A special thanks to the staff of Hospice Prince Edward.
Memorial donations may be made to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build
may be made by cheque and mailed to 403 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
or online at www.pecmhf.ca or www.backthebuild.ca
Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made online at www.cancer.ca
or by cheque and mailed Canadian Cancer Society, 121 Dundas St E #102, Belleville, ON K8N 1C3
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