Obituary for Bryce Johnston
BRYCE G. JOHNSTON
Perham – Bryce G. Johnston, 85, husband of Arlene J. (Espling) Johnston, passed away Friday morning May 19, 2017 at his Perham home, following an extended illness. He was born July 29, 1931 in Perham, the son of Fred M. and Madeline E. (Blackstone) Johnston.
He attended school in Perham and was a graduate of the Caribou High School. Bryce served his country with the United States Army from January 1955 to December 1956, and was married to Arlene J. Espling on December 11, 1975. Bryce had been self employed as a logger and woodlot owner for a number of years and also worked periodically for the Town of Perham Highway Department. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a hard worker, and a wonderful teacher.
In addition to his parents, Bryce was predeceased by one son, Michael Lovely; one sister Carol Lovely. He is survived by his wife Arlene of Perham; two sons, Bryce Johnston II of Perham, Carl Johnston and his wife Sherri of Washburn; one daughter, Wendy Lovely and her fiancé Jody Hewitt of Mapleton; one sister, Judy Lunney of Westfield; three grandchildren, Brandon J. Lovely, Anthony Lovely, both of Mapleton; Haley Johnston of Washburn; one great grandchild, Emma Lovely of Mapleton; several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bryce’s Life at his home, 387 Tangle Ridge Road, Perham, Saturday May 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with the Pastor Ron Rosser officiating. A time of continued fellowship and refreshments will take place after the service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Bryce to the Maine Veterans Home Activities Fund, c/o Maine Veterans Home, 163 Van Buren Road, Caribou, Maine 04736. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com