In a private recognition ceremony surrounded by friends and family, Audrey Johnston, a long-time volunteer and resident in Ottawa’s west end, was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by John Baird, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West – Nepean.
Audrey Helen Johnston, the widow of a WWII veteran, has been an active member of Ottawa’s volunteer community for many years. Her impressive service includes 29 years of delivering ‘Meals on Wheels’, numerous endeavours with St. Richard’s Anglican Church in Nepean (including sitting as a Member of the Pastoral Care and Refugee Committees), as well as countless other achievements and good deeds.
“During her many years of community involvement, Mrs. Johnston has touched many lives and become a staple in many local volunteer initiatives” said Baird. “It is through the personal commitment of outstanding individuals like her that Ottawa’s communities have grown so strong and have made this city a place we are all proud to call home.”
“This summer marks Audrey Johnston’s 90th Birthday and I can’t think of a more appropriate occasion to honour her life’s achievements than being here with her close family and friends” Baird added.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee provides the unique opportunity to both honour Her Majesty’s 60 years of selfless service to Canada, and a fitting occasion to recognize exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to our local communities.
Baird concluded: “With three children, six grand children and three great-grandchildren, Mrs. Johnston’s legacy of caring for others will no doubt live on. The Johnston’s should be very proud.”