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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.


2016 - Was in the hospital 8 times in 9 months from February to September


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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Linda Doran
Thanks Ron. Have sent you the edits to join him to the rest of the family
Added by Linda Doran on Dec 04, 2016 7:59 PM
Linda Doran
John & Mollie Donnelly
I am sending this note because you seem to have great knowledge of Regina Cemetery. The grandson for this couple says they are buried here. He in 1953 and she in 1957. I would be grateful if you could find out the truth of this
Thank you
Linda Doran
Added by Linda Doran on Dec 04, 2016 6:46 PM
questions about Regina Cem
Hi Ron, Will you please give me your email address? I would like to ask you some questions and it could get too long to leave in a public message. If so, send it to my email .. Thank you!
Added by Teresa on Dec 01, 2016 5:04 PM
Judith Johnson
Memorial looks great
Thanks again for the work you put into organizing the info on the memorial. It looks very neat and impressive :)
Added by Judith Johnson on Nov 19, 2016 6:54 AM
Judith Johnson
Thank you Ron, for processing the edits for my 2x Great Uncle. :) I appreciate you taking the time. If you need sources, the date of birth is in his military file, and his date/cause of death is found on his veterans death card at Library and Archives Canada.
Added by Judith Johnson on Nov 18, 2016 1:28 PM
Ruth Enns
McWhinnie/ Beeeton Family
This was my interest was as a widowed McWhinnie married Joseph Alfred Beeton, Nov. `10, 1914, & had a female child , who is still alive!
Added by Ruth Enns on Nov 11, 2016 11:13 AM
Bill Cook
Incorrect Photo for Mary Dimon
Ron there is an obvious erroneous photo for the headstone of Mary Dimon (nee Bote) - Regina Cemetery. Memorial # 106541841. Wrong Surname!!

I have placed the proper one there (from her husband's memorial), but I believe that you will need to eliminate the incorrect one. I cannot access it

Bill Cook (a distant relative by marriage)
Added by Bill Cook on Nov 08, 2016 3:41 PM
Linda Doran
142626206 (Keith)
The edit you sent for Violets mother brings up my query about whether Burril Snell is her father. I love connecting generations.
Added by Linda Doran on Nov 02, 2016 2:22 PM
Ruth Waite
William Wilson Boyd
I have found documentation that Wilson is indeed the second name.
Added by Ruth Waite on Oct 26, 2016 6:52 AM
Michelle Bakke-Purnell
RE: James Thomas & wife Jane (Reading) ELLERTON
Ron I have a lot of info with my tree on Ancestry, of Thomas James Ellerton, yet there is a mystery that maybe you will know with dealing with the cemeteries in that area. I can not find where Thomas's father James T Ellerton died. He was born in 1838 in England and married Christina Parnell/Purnell. They are shown in a boarder crossing in 1924 going to see their son in Saxon, Wisconsin, yet they list their last permanent residence as Eyebrow, Saskatchewan. This is where their son Thomas Ellerton lives. They are shown in the 1921 census as still living in Ontario. So I don't know if they moved to Saskatchewan or not. Mother and wife Christina Ellerton can be found living with son Charles Purnell in Saxon, Wisconsin in the 1930 census and it says she is widowed. So I don't know if they went back up to Saskatchewan and James died in Eyebrow or he died while they were in Wisconsin. Christina died in Wisconsin in 1944. I was just wondering in your lists if you have come across another Ellerton in the cemeteries?
Added by Michelle Bakke-Purnell on Oct 25, 2016 5:25 PM
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