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Cameron Hall Johnston

October 28, 1944 — August 28, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cameron Hall Johnston on Monday, August 28, 2023 at the age of 78 years, after being diagnosed with lung cancer in July of 2023. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of fifty five years, Marjorie; sons, Robert (Maggie) Johnston and Curtis (Emma) Johnston; grandsons, Liam (Jennica) and Brendan Johnston, Matthew and Tyler Johnston; Cam’s great-grandchildren, Zayne, Freya and Ezra Johnston; Cam’s half-brother, Richard Schmidt (Jill); and Lana Yun, our “Korean daughter”; Sisters in law, Sheila Hetchler, Marion Hetchler and Patricia Coles; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cam was predeceased by his birth mother Elizabeth ( Betty nee Bergen) Schmidt; His adopted parents, John and Frances Johnston; his brother, George Johnston and his wife Joan; as well as Marj’s parents, Jack and Norene Hetchler; brother and sister in-law, Richard and Reita Vance; their son, Stephen Vance; nephew, Chris Dunning; Brothers in-law, Doug, Alvin and Gordon Hetchler, Bryan Coles; and most recently sister in-law, Iris Hetchler.

Cam grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan near Rosetown, attending country schools and Highschool in Rosetown. He joined the RCAF at nineteen years of age where he trained as an aircraft electrician. Cam served at #2 Flying Training School in Moose Jaw, SK until his release in 1966. This commenced his career in aviation as a mechanic, which spanned some forty five years until his retirement in 2009. Cam worked at several companies, spending time in the High Arctic on Kenn Borek’s Twin Otter aircraft, later working at Peariso Aviation for twenty years in the corporate aircraft maintenance field. He finished his working days at Sunwest Aviation in the maintenance planning area. Cam also held a private pilot’s license, and had fond memories of his days in the right seat of the Twin Otter.

Cam met “his match” (his words) in Marjorie Hetchler of Silver Park SK, at a dance in Vanscoy, SK In the fall of 1967. They were married in the LDS chapel in Saskatoon, SK on April 13, 1968. Cam and Marjorie then moved to Vancouver in the fall of that year in an attempt for Cam to secure employment with an airline, which was unsuccessful. Cam and Marjorie then decided to move to Calgary, AB in 1969. They both found employment immediately after their move and had resided there since. Their two sons were both born in Calgary, Robert in 1970 and Curtis in 1972. Cam joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 26, 1993 and was sealed to Marjorie for time and all eternity on July 8, 1994 in the Cardston, AB Temple. Cam served in several callings in the church, with his favorite being Primary Pianist. As a couple, Cam and Marjorie served a mission together at the Church Home Storage Center as Assistant Managers from 2009-2012. Cam along with Marjorie began serving at the Calgary Alberta Temple from September 30th, 2012 to October 26th, 2016. Cam served as shift coordinator, beginning in September 2015. They both found this to be very enjoyable and many long lasting friendships were made here while serving in this capacity.

After his retirement in 2009, Cam enjoyed working casually at Jack Carter Chevrolet dealership, where he established profound relationships with numerous individuals he regarded as friends. Cam was still working up until June of this year. Cam was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend who found purpose and meaning in serving others. He was a joy to be around and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held for Cam at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Parkland Stake Center (14540 Parkland Blvd. SE, Calgary) on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00 am. Friends are invited to meet with the family prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 am. A light luncheon will be served in the Cultural hall after the service. Interment will take place at the Okotoks Cemetery (121 Big Rock Trail, Okotoks, AB).

For those that would like to attend the service virtually, the service will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link :

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Missionary fund of the LDS Church (

) or the Canadian Cancer Society (

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