Bertha 'Bertie" Doreen Johnston
The passing of Bertha "Bertie" Doreen Johnston of Fredericton, widow of the late William Edward Johnston, occurred at the Pine Grove Nursing Home in Fredericton on Wednesday February 19, 2020. Born in Doaktown, NB on April 3, 1926, Bertie was a daughter of the late James and Bessie (Brown) Ballard.
Bertie was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. She and her late husband Bill operated a Janitorial Service in Fredericton for a number of years. Bertie will also be remembered as a much-loved Nanny who worked in private homes devoting herself to the care and nurturing of those children in her charge.
The last surviving member of her immediate family, Bertie held a very special place in her heart for her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who survive her.
Aside from her parents and her husband Bill, Bertie was predeceased by an infant son, Thomas; sisters, Alma Harris, Mabel Doak and Jean Johnston and by brothers, Virgil, Raymond, Hedley and Glenwood Ballard; also, by an infant brother Merlin Ballard.
Bertie’s request for no visitation will be respected, however, friends are welcome to join the family for a graveside committal service to be held at the Doaktown Pentecostal Cemetery in the spring.
The family wish to acknowledge Pine Grove Nursing Home for the excellent and compassionate care Bertie received while a resident there.
For those who wish to remember Bertie by way of a memorial donation, the family has suggested the Alzheimer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Bishop’s Funeral Home, Fredericton (458-1885) have been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences and the sharing of memories may be expressed through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com