In Memorial – Justin Johnstone
Justin “CrossScar” Johnstone – Corellian Base
May 16, 1981 – January 23, 2008
Justin “CrossScar” Johnston lost his lifelong fight with Cystic Fibrosis on January 23, 2008. A beloved friend and member of the Corellian Base and the Alabama Star Wars Syndicate, Justin was also a talented photographer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A very close friend of Justin’s, Angela “AlabamaAmidala” Harris, wrote the following:
“Justin was at peace when he passed away; he had recently been battling an infection and just couldn’t keep fighting anymore. He spent most of his life fighting Cystic Fibrosis, and now I am sure he felt completed or he would not have given up his fight. I remember a conversation Justin and I had a long time ago, I asked him what he wanted to be remembered for most. He said he just wanted to be remembered. I of course told him it was insane that anyone he had touched in his life would ever forget him. I can only describe Justin as he described himself, a phoenixtear. He always put others before himself, and never complained about the hardships that he faced in life. He wanted those around him to be happy and well, and would go out of his way to make a friend laugh if they were having a bad day. His presence will surely be missed, not just by me and his family but by so many who he has touched. But I know his spirit lives on, and I am glad that he is no longer here suffering day to day just to make it by. It was his time to go; his body was just not able to contain his wonderful soul.”
Justin was known by many through his photography, and he was the default photographer for LeiasMetalBikini. Justin’s friends and family will keep his Web site up and running so others may enjoy his artwork: www.phoenixtear.com.