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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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Bear Hugs
Olga Slobodian
Thank you for the obit. I deleted the names of the surviving family members (Find A Grave rules) and have added it to the memorial.

Thank you again
Added by Bear Hugs on Aug 24, 2015 11:01 AM
Ian Macaulay
Thank you for the obit
I will not be posting it as too many of the mentioned folks are still about. I really do appreciate the item though and have loaded it into my Genealogy file.

Thank you
Ian Macaulay
Added by Ian Macaulay on Aug 21, 2015 6:39 PM
Minnedosa Cemetery - SCOTT-Donnie
Hi Ron, I was at Minnedosa Town Office & Cemetery. They do not have a listing of a Donnie (Donald) Scott.
I see there is listed in VitalStats, Manitoba, a Donald Leroy Scott Died: March 25, 1924 in Minnedosa, age: 3 years.
Sorry, I couldn't help any further. Val
Added by V.Usunier on Aug 20, 2015 12:53 PM
Garth Woodward
Jewish Cemetery
Hi. Thanks for all your work on the cemeteries. In your biography I read that all your photos of the Regina Jewish Cemetery were lost. I am very curious about how that happened. Did your computer die and you didn't have any backups, and your camera memory card had been erased ?
Added by Garth Woodward on Aug 19, 2015 7:31 AM
Thomas Erbes
Gerhart photos
Thank you for the photos.

Tom Erbes
Added by Thomas Erbes on Aug 18, 2015 7:21 AM
Lois Jane
Abercrombie Milne Reid
Thank you very much for taking this photo. It helps me fill in my family tree on my Dad's side.
Added by Lois Jane on Aug 18, 2015 4:26 AM
RE: Deeks Family - Regina
No problem. Glad I could help!
Added by ADRHarper on Aug 03, 2015 9:46 AM
High Plains
RE: Margaret Cantelon Edwards
Thank you. I removed one.
Added by High Plains on Jul 31, 2015 4:24 PM
High Plains
RE: Margaret Cantelon Edwards
Thank you! I removed one.

Added by High Plains on Jul 31, 2015 4:24 PM
Hi Ron,
I accepted all of your edit except the year of death. AGS, Edmonton Cemetery records and the marker itself do not have the year as 1908.

Added by Alison on Jul 22, 2015 7:25 PM
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