Widely known in the Winona district, and survived by sisters living in Hamilton, William Ballantyne Johnston, retired public school principal of Vienna, Ontario, died Friday in St. Thomas Memorial Hospital.
Born in Carluke, 78 years ago, Mr. Johnston went to Vienna 20 years ago as principal of the school and retired in 1933. He had taught for 14 years at Port Arthur where he was a lieutenant in charge of cadet training.
He was at Winona for 8 years, and previously taught at Beverly, Pleasant Grove, and Waterdown. Mr. Johnston was a member of the A.F. & A.M., Port Arthur, a member of the United Church at Vienna, past patron of the Eastern Star at Vienna, and a member of the Canadian Legion at Aylmer. He was justice of peace at Vienna for 15 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jessie Budge, 5 sons, Campbell, of Ottawa; Lloyd, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Lynn, Toronto; Harvey, Port Arthur; and Earl, of Aylmer; two daughters, Mrs. Allen McCracken, of Winnipeg (Erie); Mrs. Gordon Deeth, of Toronto (Aileen); two stepdaughters. Mrs. Arthur Guy, Hamilton (Marion); and Mrs. Walter Hendrick, Vienna (Eleanor); two brothers, John and James, both of Alberta; three sisters, Mrs. Nell Hannon, of Hamilton; Mrs. Maggie Shaver, Hamilton, and Mrs. Janet Puttick, Peterborough.
Mr. Johnston is also survived by 19 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.