On June 8, after a 15-year journey with lymphoma, Claire died peacefully in hospital. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Don Johnston, sister Betty (Al) Martens and brother John (Edith) Veenstra. She was close to sisters-in-law Beth Johnston and Sandra (Jean) Cloutier and adored her nieces and nephews. Aunt Claire treasured the time she spent with them.
Claire was a remarkable person: positive, caring and compassionate. She was adventurous, intelligent, diplomatic – and fun. She lived life intentionally. Claire was keenly interested in gardening and quilting. She has been committed to tackling the climate crisis, firmly believing that one person can make a difference.
It is hard to imagine a world without her.
You are invited to a Visitation at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Friday, June 16, from 5 to 8 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm, on Saturday, June 17 at The First Christian Reformed Church, 67 Taunton Rd., Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Bruce Trail Conservancy or the Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada.