Thursday, November 14, 2013
Dr Johnston's Olde House
Tore Down Dr. Johnston's Olde House
This was Dr. Johnston's olde house. Thanks to Google Maps, I was able to get some photos prior to it being demolished some weeks ago. Quite a crowd of people had gathered to watch.
Dr. Johnston was born in Newburg, New Brunswick Nov 22, 1914. He graduated in medicine from McGill University in Montreal in 1943. He practiced general medicine and surgery in St. Stephen for 27 years.
Dr. Johnston was chief of obstetrics and of the medical staff of Charlotte County Hospital. He was also president of the New Brunswick Medical Society in 1971-72 and was a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. During World War II, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces with the rank of Captain.
As people gathered round to watch the house demolished, there were many stories swapped back and forth - "broken arm mended right over there in that office", "didn't make it to the hospital - had the baby right there in Dr. Johnston's office", "Dr. Johnston gave me a lollipop after every visit", etc.
Dr. Johnston and his wife Evelyn have passed away - the house has been empty for a while. This house in its day was full of laughter and wisdom, as the Johnston's had 12 children, 3 of whom are practicing medicine today.
The Johnston's are gone, however; the memories linger amongst the minds of those that knew him as "Doctor" and "Friend".
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