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Brenda Carolyn Johnston


Brenda Carolyn Johnston
The passing of Brenda Carolyn Johnston, wife of Reece Johnston of L'Etete NB occurred peacefully at her residence on May 20, 2019. Born in L'Etete NB on February 19, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Horace Oscar Hooper and Maxine Ellison (Leslie) Gillespie. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, in addition to her loving husband Reece, Brenda is survived by her daughters: Heather Johnston and Annette Johnston both of L'Etete NB; grandsons: Brandon Thompson and Jordan Thompson; one great-grandson: Ezra Legacy; siblings: Gary Hooper (Muriel) of Uxbridge ON and Linda Tucker (Ted) of L'Etete NB; one half brother: Grant Hooper of Back Bay NB; one half sister: Hope Hooper of Fredericton NB; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Brenda was predeceased by her stepfather: Charles N. Gillespie; one brother: David Gillespie.

Brenda was a selfless soul who took great pleasure in taking care of others. She enjoyed being a stay at home mom until her daughters were old enough and then she took on a career in mostly the retail sector, including with Eaton's and Sears when the family lived in Ontario. While in Ontario, Brenda kept active in her community. She often attended her daughters baseball games and was always keeping busy with some sort of activity. She enjoyed traveling with Reece and they took many winter vacations to Florida. Upon returning to New Brunswick to help care for her family, Brenda enjoyed cooking, tending her garden and keeping her family in line. She always put family first and was a hard worker up until the end. A true matriarch, her love, guidance and friendship will be truly missed by her family.

Resting at the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB on Wednesday from 6-9 pm. The service will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jonathan Hatt officiating followed by the interment in the St. George Rural Cemetery. In Brenda's memory, donations to Charlotte County Cancer or to the St. George Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Date
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
St. George Funeral Home Chapel, St. George NB

May 22, 2019
Visitation Time
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Visitation Location
St. George Funeral Home, St. George NB

Burial Location
St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB

Requested Charity
Charlotte County Cancer or St. George Food Bank