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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). Was the first Assistant Coach with the Pats, also first Statistician in Western Canada. 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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Gene Hartman
RE: Re: Leona Elizabeth (Wilde) HARTMAN
Can you remind me of what we are talking about here...

Gene Hartman
Added by Gene Hartman on Apr 17, 2017 2:33 PM
Rosa McTavish Alexander
Thank you so much for your work in the Regina Cemetery. Rosa was born in Orford Twp, Kent Co, ON and taught school in Indian Head, NWT. Really didn't expect to find her but there she was!
Added by Nancy on Apr 02, 2017 8:39 AM
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Mar 20, 2017 8:52 PM
Leatherdale, Mary Jane
Hi Ron,
I believe you have the wrong headstone picture for Mary Jane Leatherdale McKinlay Memorial# 93719938.
It belongs to her mother, Mary Jane Dale Leatherdale Memorial# 93720425
Added by BP on Feb 13, 2017 9:49 AM
Aurorae Little♥UE
Brigden's of Napinka Manitoba♥
G'day Ron: Noticed you entered William Bill George Brigden, any relation? I'm related to them all :) In any case, small world, hope you are feeling better these days, sorry to hear of hospital visits :) ♥
Added by Aurorae Little♥UE on Jan 30, 2017 5:53 PM
Jim C.
Robert Henry Schrader
Before considering your transfer request, can you tell me if he is related to you or why you are requesting the transfer? Thanks.
Added by Jim C. on Jan 26, 2017 2:24 PM
RE: Memorial # 110 958 158
I photographed the entire cemetery, gate and headstones, and seems we have a duplication.
There is no St Vladimirs cemetery in Kelliher, and so I ask that you have this memorial merged with
# 165 816 274
Added by Sunshine on Jan 17, 2017 1:34 PM
Dean Weckman
Hi Small world isn't it Dean
Added by Dean Weckman on Jan 15, 2017 10:12 PM
Dean Weckman
Regina Pats
Hi Ron I see you did a book on the Pats. Did you known Russ Parker? He is my wife Linda's cousin. Her Mom was a Parker. Regards Dean
Added by Dean Weckman on Jan 15, 2017 9:55 PM
Dean Weckman
Is the obituary wrong on the dates? Dean
Added by Dean Weckman on Jan 15, 2017 9:49 PM
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