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Colin Bruce Johnstone

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Colin lived out his values and beliefs by supporting and loving others in a myriad of ways. He was deeply committed to his faith and family. After graduating from University of B.C. in 1962, he volunteered to teach English at a high school in a remote jungle village in Sarawak, Malaysia. He proposed by mail, and his sweetheart Audrey came out to marry him in South East Asia in 1963. He worked with Brazilian college students for 8 years, partnering with Audrey who provided healthcare in the favelas of urban São Paulo, Brazil (1967–1975). For 25 years, Colin extended kindness and support to patients, colleagues, and students as chaplain at the B.C. Cancer Clinic (1976–2002). Colin and Audrey retired to Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., in 2011. In his last years, in his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Colin received support at Agassiz Senior Community care home. Colin lived faithfully and loved his Lord, family, friends, and strangers—who often became friends. His loved ones are sad, but have peace knowing he is now part of the biblical “cloud of witnesses” (Hebrew 12:1) cheering them on.

  • Birth: December 6, 1940
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: May 16, 2021
  • Parents:
    Joseph & Olive Johnstone
  • Married:
    Audrey Lee, Oct 12, 1963
  • Family:
    Audrey; children David (Heather), Lyanne (Rick) Eggert, Andy (Sandy); 8 grandchildren (1 in-law)
  • Church:
    Harrison Gospel Chapel, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.