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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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  • Angela says:

    Dear Edie and Paige. So sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending warm thoughts and pray you find comfort during this time. Bud was a very special patient and I will never forget sharing many stories with all of you during his stay at cottonwoods.

  • Insp Jim Hislop (Rtd) says:

    My sincere condolences to Edie, Pam, Page and Mark on your loss. I came to know him through our regular contact at the Kelowna Rockets hockey games. He was certainly a gentleman and always displayed a genuine interest in others. Since he stopped attending the games, I was constantly asked about him by other fans with whom he had come into contact at the games. It is safe to say that he left a good impression with everyone. I trust that your memories of better times will help you during these difficult days.

  • Scottie West, S/Sgt RCMP says:

    Thinking of all of you in the Johnstone clan. I am a better person for knowing Bud and the entire family.
    Bud is one of the kindest, most patient hard working individuals I have had the pleasure to meet, a true gentleman.
    I can only say that I am a better person for knowing Bud and being invited over to the house for family meals from time to time when I was a newly minted Mountie being stationed so far from home. Of course that came with Pam’s offer to help out when it came to doing a bit of fencing to keep the horses in.
    My families prays are with you all.
    Scott West, Salmon Arm.

  • marleourne (KAILA) hahn says:

    Edie – my sincere condolences to you and your family. altho it has been so many years since our days at Coquitlam High – I still have many fond memories.

  • Randy & Ruth Fehr says:

    Pam & family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry for your loss.

    Randy Fehr

  • Dale Henry says:

    Edie; Katherine joins me in extending sincere condolences to you and your family. We have many fond memories of the
    good times we shared with you and Bud while serving together in “F” Division and the frequent functions in the Regina
    Officers’ Mess. Bud was a great person, a well respected colleague and a proud family man.

  • Brad novikoff says:

    Pam and Paige….my thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow……your father made quite the impression on me in my early career and it was his kind compassionate manner that impacted me. I don’t know who followed who…Depot, Kootenays and then Kelowna, but his first impression stuck with me at depot when you guys lived on the base. I loved your fathers impromptu detachment visits when in the Kootenays. Bud really reminded me of my own father with his gentleness and compassion and set an example of the kind of policeman that I tried to emulate. Your father impacted me greatly in my life and and I too am saddened by his loss. Brad Novikoff

  • Verna Berkey says:

    Dear Edie
    We were so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He will be sadly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences. I hope you and the family are doing well. We had some great times together and remember them fondly. Our best to all of you.
    Verna and Don Berkey

  • Cheryl Rosborough says:

    Dear Edie, Paige, Pam and Mark
    I am so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you all this time.

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