70, Sydney

It is with sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Anna Johnston, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born in Sydney, May 17, 1941, Anna was the daughter of the late Lauchlin and Margaret (MacNeil) Johnston. Anna was the last member of her immediate family.

Anna was a gentle lady. She will always be remembered by family and friends as loving and kind.

Anna is survived by her two daughters, Sharon (Sandy) Campbell and Michelle (Kenny) Rich; three sons, Kevin (Agnes), Raymond (Janet) and Michael (Shelly) Johnston; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Shaun, Haley, Holly, Kristen, Brittney, Leanne, Stephanie and Cameron; four great-grandchildren, Caden, Kaylee, Kiley and Hannah; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Cheech.

Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband, Michael Johnston, sister, Lillian; two brothers, James (Sonny) and Lauchie Johnston; and daughter in-law, Beverly Irene (Nickless) Johnston.

Visitation for the late Anna Johnston will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at the funeral home in the All Faiths Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Memorial donations in memory of Anna may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                          Online Condolences

 Kevin, we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. A donation has been sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of your mom (Anna Johnston) from the Management and Staff of Armour Transportation Systems.
From:  Jayne McDonald

Dear Kevin, Sharon, Michelle, Raymond and Michael and families, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Todd and Shauna (Miller) MacKeigan
From:  Todd and Shauna (Miller) MacKeigan

My deepest Sympathy to the Family i worked with Anna my first Job and Lynch’s Bakery loved her kind heart and was a wonderful lady i will miss you Anna..
From:  Raylene Broussard

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Mamie Johnston, Kemptville, ON.
From:  Mamie Johnston

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Anna was a beautiful lady inside and out.I know when I go home to visit,I will miss seeing her smiling face.
From:  Carol Lee Johnston-Arsenault

To Kevin, Raymond, Michael, Sharon, Michelle and families: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From:  Faith (Miller) and Tim Penny

I wish there were words that could help you find comfort. Your Mom was one of the most kind hearted people I’ve ever known.
From:  Leone Johnston

I want to offer my condolences to the family of the late Anna Johnston.
From:  Rober MacQueen