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Desmond (Des) Stephen JOHNSTON


Son of Keith and Evelyn. On September 30th, 2023, surrounded by loving family, at his home in Christchurch, aged 93 years. ‘Best Pal’ and devoted husband of Elle for 69 years. Father, special friend, and father-in-law, of Steve and Joy, Mark and Theresa, much loved grandfather of Mathew, Megan, and Tessa, great-grandfather of Baydn, Artie and Pippa. Loved Uncle of Madeleine, Bridgit, Marya, James, Bunny, Jill, Katie, Jackie, Sally, and the McDiarmid “Clan”.


One of life’s true gentlemen’


Very special thanks to all the Care and Nursing “family” at Russley Village for your genuine care, love and support of Des, Elle and family.   Messages may be addressed to S. Johnston, 111 Springfield Road, St Albans, Christchurch 8014. In Lieu of flowers, and in memory of Des, donations to St John Ambulance Services or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.  A private cremation has been held.