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Ron C. Johnston (#47961888)
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Bio Photo I have been doing research for the past 30 years in (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada). I have been retired from the (R.C.M.P.) Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 35 years. Enjoy doing research, did 25 years of working on the history of the oldest existing Junior Hockey Team in the World (Regina Pats). Finally having the history published as a book in 2010.

I have been a member of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society for over 25 years and have been doing my family for approximately 40 years.

I worked on my family research and was able to go back to the 1600's on my Dad's side. Nottingham, England.


I had two serious car accidents, one resulting in a neck problem and four years ago found out I have Post-Polio Syndrome, resulting in fatigue and tiredness. Not able to get to the Cemetery to take pictures any more. Love helping others as much as I can in research.


(REGINA CEMETERY): Vandalism Hits Cemetery - 1993 and 2011

**** Thoughtless vandals tipped over and damaged several memorials in the historic Regina Cemetery.

Both our home community and the families effected by this disgraceful crime deserve better.

This is why Remco of Regina stepped in to help repair the damage and re-set these monuments at no charge to the cemetery or the families effected.


Unfortunately, the careless act of vandals who entered the secured Regina Cemetery on May 13, 2011 has left a number of headstones damaged. In some cases damage is only minimal and headstones can be put back in place. Other cases are more substantial. The responsibility for fixing or replacing the headstones is the responsibility of the next of kin or a designate.

At least 70 headstones were damaged, with some simply toppled while others were broken altogether.

(I have the complete list of damaged tombstones)

Due to the damage, some head stones are still on their faces. One shows were a portable saw removed half of the printing.

(REGINA CEMETERY) - EACH BLOCK (Has 2 Rows) - Their are some that have only one row.

ALSO: Have come across a lot (about 50 or more) of tombstones that are unreadable and damaged.


(REGINA JEWISH CEMETERY) - WE HAD ALL PHOTO'S of the tombstones. A lady wanted the Jewish Cemetery to be separate. I had the Regina Cemetery and Jewish Cemetery together. She started up a separate Jewish site. Said she had all the photo's, so I removed all the photo's from the Regina site.

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John Mills
Cecil Lawrence Gladstone
Hi Ron, would you be interested in transferring the memorial for Cecil L Gladstone, his mother was my great Aunt & 1st cousin to my mother.
Thank you!
Added by John Mills on Oct 10, 2016 12:48 PM
George Engel
George Engel is buried in the Regina Cemetery and I was wondering if you have a record for his wife Paulina (aka Lena) who was born Oct 28, 1975 and died about 1945. They also had a daughter (name and dates unknown). Would be very grateful for any help you can give me.
Added by searcher on Sep 29, 2016 1:21 PM
Reo Koko
Regina Memorial Gardens
G'Morning Ron.
I notice you have some photo requests in for Regina Memorial Gardens. Do you happen to have plots locations for any of them?
Added by Reo Koko on Sep 20, 2016 9:30 AM
Downing Family - Tisdale
While fulfilling the photo request for Wilma Downing I notice her marker was directly in front of a headstone for Charles Cassino, Jean Ann and Charles Downing. I took a picture of theirs as well but there is no memorial for them. If they are your family you can make a memorial for each of them and put in a picture request and I will upload to each. If not, let me know and I will make a memorial for them. :)
Added by JHF on Sep 16, 2016 1:05 AM
Central Butte
Was putting photos on and noticed that there are two memorials for the same gentleman;
-Ben Berger, # 123984026 and # 110709770.
All info is the same for both, but yours has the obituary. Can you request that these two be merged.
Added by Sunshine on Sep 15, 2016 6:49 PM
Laurie Lotz
Isabella L. Hardy
Hi Ron I was wondering if you could transfer management of "Bella" as she is part of my husbands family. She was the adopted daughter of Rev. Duncan McNaughton and Rebecca Jane Hardy. Thank you, Laurie Lotz McNaughton
Added by Laurie Lotz on Sep 13, 2016 11:05 AM
Reo Koko
Find A Grave Memorial# 148629352
Buried at Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina SK
Added by Reo Koko on Sep 10, 2016 9:08 PM
Reo Koko
Find A Grave Memorial# 114845905
I sent some edits for Thelma Williamson.
Added by Reo Koko on Aug 16, 2016 12:16 PM
Viv & Murray
RE: 151973182
Hi Ron,
I was wondering if you could transfer management of of Laura "Merle" Cottam Thomson to me, as that is my Mom's
Added by Viv & Murray on Aug 16, 2016 6:57 AM
Louie G.
Margaret Bartz (1852-1932)
Memorial #104829876
Could you please tell me what it says at the bottom of the headstone.

Thank you,

Loa Susan Gorman
Added by Louie G. on Aug 13, 2016 2:58 PM
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