Peter Johnston immigrated to Canada with his family in 1953, when he was six. He grew up in Saskatchewan and in 1968 moved to B.C. In 1974 he moved to Lasqueti Island to become principal and teacher at the two-room False Bay School, with about 25 students and one other teacher in the mornings. He taught full-time until 1976 but stayed on Lasqueti, staying involved with both the school and local community. After teaching, he started a small organic farm and later helped with the development of organic standards and certification procedures in B.C. Peter was also a founding member and administrator of the Islands Organic Producers Association, and a board and executive member of the Certified Organic Associations of BC. He was also a founding member of Friends of Jedediah Island, which helped make the island a provincial marine park. Peter served as a Lasqueti local trustee for 2011-14 and was acclaimed for the 2018-2022 term.
Tim Peterson is a musician, artist, performer, event organizer, gardener, and chef, and has lived on Lasqueti for 40 years.
Please note, all Trustee Notes are extracted from the Lasqueti Isle & Times community newsletter with permission from the publisher.
Past Lasqueti Island Trustees
1974 – 1976 Mike Humphries & Kevin Monahan
1976 – 1978 Laurence Fisher & Mike Humphries
1978 – 1980 Laurence Fisher & Mike Humphries
1980 – 1982 Laurence Fisher & Mike Humphries
1982 – 1984 Jack Barrett & Mike Humphries
1984 – 1986 Jack Barrett & Mike Humphries
1986 – 1988 Melinda Auerbach & Barry Kurland
1988 – 1990 Melinda Auerbach & Barry Kurland
1990 – 1993 Janice McMillan & Barry Kurland/Chris Ferris
1993 – 1996 Melinda Auerbach & Chris Ferris
1996 – 1999 Melinda Auerbach & Eric O'Higgins
1999 – 2002 Eric O'Higgins & (name withheld by request)
2002 – 2005 Bronwyn Preece & Rose Willow
2005 – 2008 Bronwyn Preece & Rose Willow
2008 – 2011 Jen Gobby & Susan Morrison
2011 – 2014 Peter Johnston & Susan Morrison
2014 – 2018 Tim Peterson & Susan Morrison