When Ross Herbert Johnston was born on 19th December 1925, in Yenda, New South Wales, his father, Ralph, was 32 and his mother, Ruby, was 28. He married Rosamond Joan Jeremy on 5th March 1949, in Parramatta, New South Wales. They had two children during their marriage. He died on 29th April 2009, in New South Wales, at the age of 83.
Ross Herbert Johnston was born on 19th December 1925 at Yenda (near Griffith). The second child of Ralph and Ruby Johnston, his sister Myee was 5 years older.
He started school in Federal (near Lismore) where he would catch a ride on the milk truck in the morning and undertake a daily walk home. Later in Fredrikton, Ross went to Primary school and when the family moved to Kempsey he attended Kempsey High where he excelled in woodwork.
Early adult years
After leaving school an opportunity came up and Ross joined the Commonwealth Bank in Kempsey until World War 2 broke out. He applied for the Airforce while in Kempsey and subsequently enlisted in Sydney in 1944. He was discharged on 8th April 1946 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman. After his war service he rejoined the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney based at Parramatta Branch.
At Parramatta he met Rosamond Jeremy. She was to become his wife and unquestionably the love of his life. They were married at Leigh Memorial Church, Parramatta in 1949.
They had two children, Dianne in 1953 and Mark in 1955. As the kids grew up Ross focused on his family and even enjoyed involvement with local sporting activities and teams.
Ross spent many years relieving staff within the Bank in suburban Sydney and Nelson Bay, until he was made Manager at West Pennant Hills Branch. It was there he remained until his retirement in 1981.
Ross enjoyed 28 years of retirement being occupied with woodworking, gardening, fixing & tinkering, Australian poetry, overseas trips, tennis, golf, and later carpet bowls.
Ross’s father Ralph Richmond Johnston passed away on 31st December 1962, in Westmead, New South Wales, at the age of 69. Ralph Richmond Johnston (1893–1962)
Ross’s mother Ruby Norma Randall passed away on 17th April 1980, in Pendle Hill, New South Wales, at the age of 82. Ruby Norma Randall (1897–1980)
Ross’s sister, Colleen’s mother, Myee Maude Williamson née Johnston died on 18th December 1992, in Katoomba, New South Wales when Ross Herbert was 66 years old. Myee Maude Johnston (1920–1992)
His wife Rosamond Joan Johnston née Jeremy passed away on April 8, 1997, in Wahroonga, New South Wales, at the age of 69. They had been married 48 years. Rosamond Joan Jeremy (1928–1997)
Family Tree Chart
The following Family Tree Chart of Ross Herbert Johnston show three generations of his direct ancestors and children:
As well as information extracted from Gramps Eulogy by Mitchell Futcher; other data about Ross Herbert Johnston is based on verifiable documents and citations obtained from official sources.