Johnston, Lynda Jean (Nee Putnam)
August 5, 1944 ~ December 27, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynda, after several couragous years of illness.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Johnston, she leaves behind her dedicated brother Graham Putnam, niece Dana Putnam, nephew Brent Putnam and grand-niece Sylvia McFadden, as well as members of the Johnston family and many dear friends and neighbours who cared about her and helped her in so many ways over the years; in particular, a heartfelt thank you to Lorraine Stubbins and Noni Abbs who were always there for Lynda.
Born and raised in Vancouver, she worked at the UBC Library and was a lifelong horse owner. As her experience with horses developed she used her horses for therapy for children with physical disabilities. This expertise and lifelong love of horses brought her to Princeton for her retirement. In Princeton, she was finally able to live with her horses on the property instead of commuting several times a day to another site as she had always done in Vancouver. Once here, she built strong relationships with other horse-loving folks and was active in the Seniors Citizen’s Branch 30 where she was the membership registrar.
We will remember Lynda for her continuous optimism and pragmatism in the face of adversity. She was always problem-solving and never deterred by the many obstacles she faced in her life. Her spirit was strong.
At her request, no service will be held.
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