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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Johnston (1925-2002)

Police officer.

He was born at Hull, England on 8 May 1925. During the Second World War, he served with the 5th Parachute Brigade in northwestern Europe and southeast Asia. In 1956, Johnston immigrated to Canada, serving with the Winnipeg Police Department for 28 years, including as the Chief of Police. On retiring, he became the Director of Corporate Security for the Royal Bank of Canada, before moving to Nanaimo. He held the rank of Honorary Colonel with the Canadian Army and was awarded the Order of St. John by Elizabeth II. He died at Nanaimo, BC on 30 March 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 2002, page 42.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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