Bert Johnston
Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
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Black and white negative of Bert Johnston on his 81st birthday.
Bert Johnston (1867-1956) was born in Goderich on 1 May 1867. He started his trade at the age of 13 operating the printing press at the Goderich Signal. Johnston came to Whitby in 1903 and worked for the Whitby Gazette and Chronicle and the Mundy Goodfellow Printing Company, retiring in 1946 after 66 years in the printing industry.

A real supporter of local sports, he managed a ladies' softball team and was awarded the Vorvis Trophy as Whitby's leading sportsman in 1950. He was an honourary member of the Kinsmen Club and supported the Red Cross. He maintained contact with his hometown, however, writing articles for the Goderich Sentinal-Star.

Johnston died at Whitby on 14 February 1956 and is buried at Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin.
Date of Original
May 1, 1948
Date Of Event
May 1, 1948
Width: 8 in
Height: 10.5 in
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 8in
Image Height: 10.5in
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8797992239211 Longitude: -78.9421856403351
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Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation
Bert Johnston, 1948, Marjorie Ruddy, Whitby Archives, 31-009-531.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from copy negative.
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Bert Johnston

Black and white negative of Bert Johnston on his 81st birthday.