JOHNSTONE, G.M. “Bud” R.C.M.P Supt. (RTD) H.M.C.
Born in Selkirk, Manitoba, March 24, 1928. Passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC, September 10, 2016. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years Edie; his daughters Paige and Pamela (Ken) and son Mark (Leslie). Proud grandpa to Chris (Emily), Nick (Rebecca) and Megan (Tanner). Bud followed his boyhood dream and jointed the R.C.M.P. at age 19, and served 2 years in the marine division on the Atlantic coast, before taking recruit training at Regina and Rockcliff, then served in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam where he responded to a bank robbery and in spite of being shot eight times, brought the bandits to justice. His bravery earned him a promotion to CPL., the George medal from the Queen and the nickname of “Bullets” in the R.C.M.P. He was commissioned to the rank of inspector in 1967 and served in Winnipeg, Regina and finally in Nelson, BC before retiring as a supt. to Kelowna where he and Edie spent many happy years on their small farm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Daphne Green for her care and support as well as Loraine and her wonderful staff at Orchard Manor for the loving care given to Bud in the past 18 months. Special thanks to niece Jan and her family, and friends Lorna, Jacci, Linda and Lisa who visited and helped so much, and the MacLeods, Spencers, Owens and Paleys for their support. There will be no service at Bud’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Kelowna SPCA or Kelowna General Hospital Foundation would be much appreciated. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
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