JOHNSTON, Jean - Jean Johnston (Turley) of Toronto died at age 74 on October 5, 2016 after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
Family was of utmost importance to Jean.
She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Wayne Johnston, her son Matthew Johnston and his wife Paloma Wang and their children Myles and Piers Johnston and her daughter Andrea Johnston and her husband Andrew Megginson and their children Mercer Megginson and a soon-to-be born daughter.
She was well loved and deeply touched the lives of family and friends with her selflessness, grace and generosity. So much so that, during her illness, numerous family and friends folded over 1,800 origami cranes for her wellness and peace.
After graduation from Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1966 as gold medalist, she practiced neurology at the Wellesley Hospital and St. Michael's Hospital and was committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 11th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, Toronto, Ontario. The funeral will be held privately.
Her family is very grateful for the compassionate care that she received from the medical professionals at the Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Princess Margaret Foundation.