S/L J. Weston “Wes” Johnston, CD (Ret’d)

    • SL J. Weston “Wes” Johnston headstone
    • RCAF EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Squadron Leader J. Weston “Wes” Johnston, CD (Ret’d) on 22 December 2004 at age 81 after a valiant battle with cancer. 

    Wes was a veteran of the Second World War. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in Guelph ON in 1942 and served overseas as a Wireless Operator (Air) in Bomber Command with 434 Squadron flying Lancaster bombers.

    Wes attended the University of New Brunswick after the war under the Veterans Rehabilitation Act and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He rejoined the RCAF in 1951 as a Pilot Officer and rose to the rank of Squadron Leader (Major) before his retirement. One of his career highlights was his assignment as the Base Construction Engineering Officer in Baden-Soellingen, Germany (1957-1960).

    After retiring from the Canadian Forces, Wes worked with Agriculture Canada from 1968 to 1983 as a Construction Engineer.

    A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews by-the-Lake United Church in Kingston on 15 January 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Ottawa in the summer of 2005.