2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home


11 am Wednesday, May 4 at Harris Funeral Home


50 Years


Jay Johnston

Death Notice

JOHNSTON, Jay Bennett - On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home in London, age 60. Beloved husband and best friend of Arlene. Proud father of Matthew. Dear brother of Gary (Sandi) and Richard (Vera). Uncle of Scott, Christine, Jeff, Michael, Julie and Krista. He will also be sadly missed by the Wilson family: Betty Wilson and her children Philip (Elaine), Ruth (Dan), the late Mark (Nancy), Lyn (Al “Bubba"), Neil (Rose), Paul (Jodi), and all of their families. Jay lived life with passion and with deep care for his family, friends and community. The Johnston family has served London and area in the jewellery business for 100 years. Jay studied at UWO and later became a Gemologist. He was dedicated to his customers at Jay Johnston Jewellers for 38 years and in 2016 they recognized him with Best of London ‘Jewellery Store’. He enjoyed sharing stories of his days playing keyboard with his band Dancin’ Machine. He was active in his community and committed to the work of Crime Stoppers. He was an avid golfer and supporter of the London Knights. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Patrick Luke’s staff at 8th floor University Hospital. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 4 at 11 am. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Jay would say, “Don’t remember me with a tear in your eye, but with a smile on your face."