Elizabeth (Betty) Florence Johnston

August 18, 1927 to September 11, 2022


Passed peacefully at home with her loving family at her side, Betty Johnston, aged 95 years young.

Predeceased by her husband Captain Clarence James Johnston, C.D., her parents John and Margaret Bugden; siblings Audrey, Jessie, Jean, Leighton and Shirley.

Left with a lifetime of fond and loving memories her children Sandra (David, deceased), David (Debbie), Peter (Karen), Janet (Jim); grandchildren Christopher, Jennifer (Scott), Stephanie (Greg), Berlynn (Lee), Shaunna (Robert), Barry (Ashley), Lynn (Robert), Sarah, Matthew; great-grandchildren Oliver, Annebelle, Emmett, and Davie; many nieces, nephews, extended family and cherished friends.

Betty was a character, with a wonderful sense of humour.  She was a kind and generous soul, known for her hospitality.  Her home was like a beacon that welcomed all who entered her doors.  Anyone from out of town always knew they could count on Bet for a place to stay.  Her family was her pride and joy.  She was a dedicated parishioner of the Anglican Cathedral, as well as a long-serving member of the ACW.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, September 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.



2-4 p.m. on September 14, 2022

7-9 p.m. on September 14, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday September 15th

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's

Interment to follow in Kenmount Road Anglican Cemetery.


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To Sandra, Jennifer, Stephanie and Christopher. My deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of your beautiful Mother and Nan. She will be missed by so many.

A fond memory I will always cherish was the year Jennifer and I took our Nans to the CLB Armoury Christmas concert. (It was the first time they had met) Betty was so warm and welcoming towards my Nan (Mary Fowlow). They shared many stories and laughs that day. 💜 Hold onto the beautiful memories of her. They will help get you through the days ahead. Thinking of you all.

Natasha Walsh

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.Thinking of you and your family.

Condolences and kindest regards to you and your family Peter.

To Auntie Betty’s Family,
I am sorry to hear of Auntie Betty’s passing. She lived a long happy life. I’m sure you have lots of fond memories to cheriesh.

Yours Truly,
Mary Beth Bursey
(Audrey Edstrom’s granddaughter)

Always enjoyed meeting Mrs. Johnston on walks in the Blackmarsh Road area. She had the loveliest smile and always time for a chat. Condolences to Pete, Karen and the family.

Peter, Karen and family.;
Marion and I offer our condolences on the passing your mother. We give thanks for her long life and devotion to her family and church. May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory.🙏🙏

The Johnston family
So happy we got to see Betty this past summer. We had so many things to talk about and so little time to do it.
During my years at Memorial ,Betty was a second Mom to me. I always felt like I was a part of your family. She was always there when I needed encouragement or just someone to talk to. I will be forever grateful.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I will always cherish the memories of a very special lady

Sandra, David, Janet, Peter & Families,
So sad to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing. She was a wonderful and funny Aunt who always had a smile for everyone.
There will be a great game of 120s when the Bugden clan get together over yonder.
We are so glad that we got to spend some time with her last month celebrating her 95th Birthday.
It was so nice to see all the pictures of happy times over the years. Hold on to those happy memories. RIP Aunt Betty.
Bill & Carolynn


The Johnston family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Betty will always have a special place in my heart. She was my home away from home for many years. She was a great friend to my mom and loved by the Sinyard family. She was so enthusiastic and cheerful. She always made me laugh. I will smile whenever I think of her.
Love Lisa Johnson (Sinyard) and family

Janet, Jim & family, so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Hold your precious memories close to your heart and your Mom will be forever with you.. 🙏🙏

Janet and all the Johnston families. Sending our deepest condolences on your mom’s passing.. She sure will be missed. She had a wit about her that we will never forget. Her infectious smile and her beauty. She was an absolutely beautiful lady. She was like a family member to us as she spent many functions with our families. Take pride in how much she was loved and cared by so many. Keeping each and everyone of you in our prayers and thoughts and always keep her memories alive. R.I.P. Mrs Johnston. ❤️

Janet, Sandra and Family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Please accept our deepest condolences
David and Donna

Janet and Family so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Keep your memories of her close to your heart and she will always be with you.
Take Care of each other and God Bless you all! 🙏♥️🤗