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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.

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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(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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sunshine_lafd
Sarah Ann Johnston
Hi Ron,
Sarah Ann Johnston should be from Regina and is deceased. I have not been able to find where my GGGrandmother is buried. I understand not going to the cemeteries any more. Do you happen to have her in your geneology. I also am related to Duke, Dutkowski and Dutkovschi. I am interested in my Johnston ancestors.
Shirley
grantsm@netzero.net
Added by sunshine_lafd on May 29, 2016 8:29 PM
Fay Carmichael
Crapper family at Regina
Would it be permissible to add your photo to our Ancestry tree - with a credit line?

Am so impressed with the amount of contributions you have made to Find A Grave - what an enormous body of work! So helpful to so many of us.

Thanks, Fay
Added by Fay Carmichael on May 20, 2016 6:47 PM
Memerizion
Barootes
Thank you.
Added by Memerizion on May 16, 2016 2:51 PM
John Jackett
Mary Louise TREVENA
Hi Ron, Mary L Trevena b. 1895 Liskeard Cornwall, emigrated with her parents in 1911 to Regina and as you found, was buried there in 1985.

Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of Family Historians around the world.

Sincerely John (GOONS member: 3044)
Added by John Jackett on May 10, 2016 1:38 AM
OLGA
Lloyd and Bernice Wolfe Photos
Hi Ron,
Thank you ever so much for the great photos of the headstone for Lloyd and Bernice Wolfe's memorials. As well, "Thank You" for the time and the work that you have done, it is very much appreciated. To be able to see the final resting place of loved ones is extra special. Hope your day is a wonderful one!
Regards, Olga
Added by OLGA on Apr 23, 2016 10:16 AM
Kathryn Hill
Mary Smith Barber
I see you posted the photograph of Mary at the Regina Cemetery. I wondered how you came by the photo, if you might be a relative, and if you might have more photos of Mary's family members? Thanks so much! Sincerely - Kathy Hill
Added by Kathryn Hill on Apr 12, 2016 5:36 PM
Erin
Johnstons
Hi Ron - would love to correspond with you about our Johnston relatives but not sure how to reach you directly.

Erin
Added by Erin on Mar 29, 2016 7:36 PM
Jacqueline Saunders
Thank you!
Thank you for taking time to post these picture. I found my great great grandparent, Albert And Susie Parton. It is a wonderful thing for you to capture all this information
Added by Jacqueline Saunders on Mar 27, 2016 9:17 PM
David Leclair
Thanks
Thanks Ron for adding both my wife's grandmother (Myrtle Pansy Benjafield Allen) and her mother (Roberta June Allen Wilson) to this site. I've been adding a few ancestors from our families and came across these postings. It's nice to see them being remembered :)

Dave Leclair
Added by David Leclair on Mar 21, 2016 2:15 PM
Nichola Collins
Thanks for Davidson Transfers
Thank you very much for the transfer of the Davidson couple buried in Regina Cemetery. NC
Added by Nichola Collins on Feb 19, 2016 11:35 AM
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