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In memoriam
July 12, 2021

Dr. Basil William Johnston

Dr. Basil William Johnston passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 12, 2021.

Beloved husband of Julie (née Dulmage) and loving father to Leslie (Frank), Lauren (Kevin), Andrea (David) and Melissa. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Adam and Charles, Nicolas and Rebecca, and Samantha and Katie, and his sister, Ann.

A long-time orthopedic surgeon in Peterborough, Ont., Basil was active in the medical community in many roles, including chief of medical staff at Peterborough Civic and St. Joseph’s Hospitals, and Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and president of the Ontario Medical Association.

Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at PRHC, especially the team on B5, and to the Saint Elizabeth nursing care staff.

In memory of Basil, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Diabetes Canada – Peterborough, or the PRHC Foundation. Share condolences online