Sharon Johnston

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Her Excellency
Sharon Johnston
CC
Born Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Nationality Canada
Alma mater University of Toronto
University of Western Ontario (BSc)
McGill University (MSc, PhD)
Occupation Rehabilitation Science Therapist
Known for Viceregal consort to David Lloyd Johnston
Children 5

Sharon Johnston CC (born 1943) is the spouse of David Lloyd Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada.

A native of Sault Ste Marie, she completed her studies in physiotherapy and rehabilitation medicine from the University of Toronto and received a BSc degree at the University of Western Ontario and an MSc degree at McGill University. She also obtained a PhD degree in rehabilitation science from McGill University.[1][2]

The Johnstons married in 1965 and were high school sweethearts.[3]

She began her medical career working for the Crippled Children's Centre in Toronto, now known as the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.[4]

She is currently taking a creative writing course at Humber College and writing a historical fiction novel.[4][5]

She operates a horse training centre,[6] Chatterbox Farm outside of Waterloo, Ontario, which she owns with her husband.[4] They have five daughters together.[7]

As the Viceregal consort of Canada, she is styled Her Excellency while in office. She was invested ex officio as Companion of the Order of Canada (CC) by Queen Elizabeth II on September 5, 2010 during an audience with the Queen.[8] She is also appointed as a Dame of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.[9]

In April 2015, Johnston will release her first novel, The Last Post, with Dundurn Press.[citation needed]

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Jean-Daniel Lafond
Viceregal Consort of Canada
2010 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent