Carmel Catherine (nee French) Johnston

June 16, 2019


Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family on June 16, 2019 at St. Luke’s Homes, Carmel Johnston, aged 91 years.  Predeceased by her brother Harold “Bud” French.  Leaving to mourn her husband Clyde “Johnny”; children Gary (Denise Lear), Jeffrey and Diane (Rob) Vincer; grandchildren Kate Drover and Jordan and Jenna Vincer; and great grandchildren Emily Johnston and Alice Drover; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A special thank you to her St. Luke’s Family, for their care and compassion shown towards her during her stay.   The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday June 18 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday June 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday June 20 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Carmel’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Homes.



7-9 p.m. on June 18, 2019

2-4 p.m. on June 19, 2019

7-9 p.m. on June 19, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday June 20th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dianne, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sarah and I were away and didn’t make it to the funeral home. Sincere condolences from our family to yours.

Johnny and all family, Our sincere condolences to you all.. We shall always remember how Carmel and you welcomed us when moved onto Horwood St. in 1971 after being transferred by Royal Bank. While it has been a struggle for her in recent years May she now rest in peace .

Dear Mr. Johnson, Gary, Jeff and Diane,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mom. I have wonderful childhood memories of playing music inside your home and playing in your Horwood St. backyard; especially the swing set. We (the kids at the time), thought you had the best backyard on the street (Mrs. Johnston always provided the kids with refreshments like lemonade and ice cream.) I remember my mother speaking so fondly of Ms. Johnston as part of their card playing “club” which was hosted on a rotating basis around the street. So many sweet memories that will never leave me.

Mr. Johnson, Gary, Jeff & Diane,
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Johnson’s passing. Thinking of you all.
Janet Breen (Myler)

Mr Johntson ,Gary, Jeff, and Diane; So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My condolences to you at this sad time.The Horwood St. originals get fewer each year.I am sure you have lots of fond memories to share and help you get through this very sad time. Again you have my deepest sympathy. Dwight Tilley

Dearest Gary, so sorry to hear the news about your Mom. Thinking about you and your Dad and that wonderful musical tribute about the love your Mom and Dad had that even illness could not take away. You and all your family are in my thoughts.
Take care,
Joan Mowbray

Our condolences on the passing of your Mom, my cousin, Carmie. My earliest memory of your Mom goes back over 60 years ago. I recall staying with her young family at the time in your new house in Mount Pearl….the first ones they built going down to to railway tracks. I think it was during the few days when my mother (your grandmother’s sister, Aunt Alice) gave birth to my younger brother, Ed in September, 1953.
We’ve lived in Toronto these past 50 years, but whenever we’d go home for a holiday, we always made a point of visiting your grandmother at your Mom’s and in Aunt Madge’s later years at St. Luke’s. I was so grateful when your Mom sent me a letter to let me know if your Grandmother’s passing. You see, your grandmother was my Mom’s only sister….10 years apart, but very close. Your Mom probably has memories of my Mom (with a bunch of kids in tow on a Sunday evening…..I have 11 siblings) visiting your grandmother when your Mom was a little girl. Another time, when your Mom was young, I recall staying at your grandmother’s for a few days. This time, I think it was when my younger sister Bernice was born in January, 1955. If you recall your grandmother’s little house, there was a closet under the stairs where me and my two sisters, Liz and Mary, slept for a few nights…our legs hanging into the hallway while we slept snug as a bug with blankets and pillows on the floor of the closet….such fun memories. I hope my memories will bring you comfort and joy as you mourn the loss of your Mom while celebrating her wonderful 91 years of life. Kind regards, Margo Bennett (nee O’Brien).

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Gary. Our condolences to you, Denise and family.

Kate & family we are sorry for your loss we pray that You will find strength in the. Beautiful memories that you have of your grandmother….God bless you as you go through this very difficult time in your life

Uncle Clyde, Gary , Jeffery . Diane
So sorry to hear of Aunt Carmel’s passing. Our fond memories of Carmel will always be in our hearts.

Ohh noooo. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing!!! I never really knew her other than meeting her at your wedding, Gary and Denise, but she must have been an incredibly sweet woman to have reared such a dear family. Please accept our deepest sympathies and heart felt wishes for comfort. Love Renee and Paul Antle

Very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Diane, thinking of you at this sad time. Condolences to the Johnston Family.

Mr. Johnston, Diane, Jeff and Gary and families,
Sending my love and hugs to you all. I have many happy memories of your Mom growing up next door ,all the time I spent at your home playing with Diane and of our parents getting together. Thinking of you all 💕
Love Sheila Foley-Gosse and family


So sorry for your loss Diane. My condolences to you and your family.

Mr Johnston, Gary, Jeff, Diane and families – thinking of you during this time. Oh the memories of your Mom (and Dad) on Horwood St.