Albert Nesbitt Johnston of Calgary passed away suddenly at the age of 73 years on Monday, February 21, 2005 with his family at his bedside.
Albert is survived by his loving wife Marilyn and his three sons and daughter-in-law, Mark, Danny, Paul and Franca; and his sister Vera Ross all of Calgary.
Albert was born and raised in Calgary and attended Rideau Park School and Western Canada High School. His career was predominantly in sales, first with media, later with furniture and finally selling cars up until his retirement in 1996. Albert was involved at an early age in sports, playing football in high school, continuing on afterwards playing Jr. football with the Calgary Mustangs. Hockey, however was Albert’s true passion. He was involved with hockey for most of his adult life. Albert coached hockey at all levels, from community level right up to junior hockey and was a finalist for Sportsman of the Year. He was on the Board of the Calgary Canucks Hockey Club for the past ten years and actively attended their home games. Albert was also a keen supporter of the Calgary Stampeders Football Club as well as the Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Albert will always be remembered for his support of his family and his commitment of countless hours to amateur hockey in Calgary. Albert spent many hours shaping many young men for their future, some of whom went on to play in the National Hockey League.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 7: 00 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Brian E. Pearson officiating. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Emergency Medical Services, 1807 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2N9 www.calgaryems.com, or to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 – 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6 Telephone: (403) 250-7722 ext. 309.
The Johnston family would like to thank the kind, caring support of the CCU at the Rockyview General Hospital as well as all of the hardworking efforts of the Calgary EMS Workers.
In living memory of Albert Johnston, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences