Johnstone, Susan Elizabeth, RN, BA, MEd
Passed away peacefully, in her 74th year, on Friday, December 6, 2019 with her
brother Jim Johnstone at her bedside, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph. Susan
will be remembered by her beloved brother Jim Johnstone and his wife Kathy; nieces
and nephews Carolyn, James (Jr), Andrea, Christine and Michael; her 1st cousin Deb
Cosford (Brooks, Alberta), Great Aunt Mary Levers and 2nd cousins Jean Bacon and Ann
Atchison all of Saskatoon. Daughter of the late Elizabeth (nee Cosford) Johnstone
(1994) and John Brown Johnstone (1994). Much loved niece of the late Doris E.
Cosford (1982) and Helen J. Cosford (1990).
Susan graduated from the Osler School of Nursing (1969) and caringly applied her
profession at the Sick Children’s Hospital of Toronto followed by The King Edward
VII Memorial Hospital, Bermuda and then back home to Guelph at St. Joseph’s
Hospital. Susan then became a Professor of Nursing at Conestoga College, Kitchener,
where she was awarded the prestigious Aubrey Hagar Award for excellence in teaching,
A special thank you to the nurses in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s and
her close friend Lois Grant, London.
The Celebration of Life will be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home,
252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, at a future date which will be published on the funeral
home’s website. Donations to The St. Joseph’s Health Center Foundation or The
Kortright Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated.