Raven Lake has lost a true legend.
Dunc Johnston was one of a kind, which we are not likely to see again. It is truly the end of an era on Raven.
Dunc travelled the lake summer and winter since 1968; he was as familiar as the Raven Rock.
With his beautiful wife Jean by his side, they added several additions to their cabin purchased from parents of a friend.
They built a wonderful “home away from home” for their children Paul (Leslie) and Karen (Doug). As well as their 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Who love spending their time in his happy place.
Dunc touched so many lives around Raven Lake. Always willing to lend a hand, fix cottages, build decks, docks, and outhouses. Or just run people down the lake to their cottage on a Friday night.
We will remember him roaring down the lake in one of his three pontoon boats he built, with a home rolled cigarette burning in the wind.
The Raven Lake Rum Runners will forever know him as our Grand Poobah (Wizard). His tireless spark would encourage all of us to follow his footsteps. With fundraisers, beach parties, Radar Runs, Triathlons, and everything else in between, he knew how to bring our group together. Just hanging out on his beach in the summer or late night winter hangouts in the boathouse. It was always lots of laughs and good times with Dunc leading the pack. The Rum Runners will forever keep his legacy alive.
We are sure Dunc is together with the other Rum Runners who passed before him and they are sending cheers our way with a glass full. Please raise your glass to the sky and send cheers back to them!
Rest easy Zip, you will be missed!
– Love, Katie Van Pelt