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Vale Ron Johnston

Submitted by John_Cook on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 2:04pm

I regret to advise that Ron Johnston (#16390) passed away on Friday 15 March after being involved in a head on collision while riding his motorbike at Olinda.
Ron had suffered way more than his fair share of hardship in recent years and this is very sad news indeed.     
Sincere Condolences to Ron's daughter, sons, family colleagues and friends.    

Rest in Peace Ron  

I just got off the phone from speaking to one of Ron's sons - Daniel.

The funeral will be next Wednesday at 11.00 AM at William Matthews Funerals, 45 Cave Hill Road, Lilydale.    

JOHNSTON . - A service to celebrate the life of Mr Ronald William (Ron) Johnston of Kilsyth will be held Wednesday, March 27, at 11am in the William Matthews Funeral Home, 45 Cave Hill Rd, Lilydale, followed by light refreshments.
Burial will be Friday, March 29, at 11am in the Portland Cemetery.
Motorcyclists will be welcome, Ron was in several clubs.

Ron loved motorbikes, most things mechanical and was a member of the Melbourne Sports Bike Riders’ Club and the Ulysses Club.
Ron's funeral was very well attended with members of both clubs there and many humorous tales were shared.
Ron was an adopted child and his farewell ceremony was also warmed by tales of family reunions and trips back to his homeland in New Zealand.   Ron is survived by his children Kelly, Daniel and Alister and six grandchildren.  Ron had recently suffered way more than his fair share of hardship having lost his wife Julie-Anne in a tragic accident in 2018 and enduring health issues that had prevented him from riding for a significant period of time.
His family supplied this photo

Rest In Peace Ron