Cover photo for COLIN JOHNSTONE's Obituary
1936 COLIN 2024


January 24, 1936 — March 16, 2024

Colin Graeme Johnstone, 88, of Lancaster, California went to be
with his Lord and Savior Saturday, March 16, 2024, at his home.
Colin was born January 24, 1936, in Leongatha, Australia, eighth of
10 children.

Growing up on a 420-acre farm in Australia, he learned to
understand and use machinery, including a lathe, a source of
endless creativity. Later, as an engineer he worked for
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation before migrating to the United
States in 1965 with an already impressive work resume. Once in the
United States he established a successful manufacturing business
around his patented phase converter invention in Palmdale,

He served in ministry to help people know the Lord Jesus Christ and
the freedom of knowing the truth. His heart to help people was
paramount and has touched many whose lives are forever changed
by the teaching and ministry they have received through him. Each
one was important, spending hours with them individually at any
time, and one entire day a week dedicated to teaching the Word of
God and ministry by the Holy Spirit. He said, “You can count the
seeds in an apple but who can count the apples in a seed?”

In 2016 Colin became a citizen of the United States.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David James and Hazel
Johnstone (nee Bollom) and 7 siblings: Jeffrey Johnstone, George
Johnstone, Hiryll Johnstone, Maxwell Johnstone, Russell Johnstone,
Murray Johnstone, and Sylvia Findlay (nee Johnstone). He is survived
by 2 sisters: Glenys Shandley (nee Johnstone) and Julia Johnstone.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Donna Johnstone (nee Phelps)
He is survived by his three daughters: Lindy Johnstone, Tania
(Antoine) Issa (nee Johnstone), and Suzanne (Michael) McArthur
(nee Johnstone), their mother Pat Johnstone (nee Eade), and 8
grandchildren: Oliver Issa, Noel Issa, Dorian Issa, Lad Issa, Quinten
Issa, Delilah McArthur, Greta McArthur, and Lachlan McArthur. He is
survived by two stepchildren: Tara (Mark) Brown (nee Shipp), David
(Kerm) Shipp, and 10 step grandchildren.
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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Pacific time)

Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations

44831 Cedar Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534


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