The family of Mary ‘Betty’ Johnston, regret to announce her passing on Friday, September 1, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born on June 20, 1943, in Sydney, Betty was the daughter of the late Roderick James and Mary Frances (O’Leary) Currie.

Betty is survived by her husband, John Hugh Johnston, and brother, Kevin (Delores MacIntyre).

Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by brothers, Daniel (Lucette) Currie and Roderick Lawrence Currie.

Betty worked in retail, enjoyed cooking and baking, and entertaining friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, going to bingo, tarbish and Eagle’s games. The company of her friends was very important to her, and visits and conversation made her day. She will be missed by Charlotte, Sherry, Kevin, Larry, Val, Stewart, Glenda and boys.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of ICU and the 3rd floor for their care of Betty in her time of need.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty Johnstone will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Friday, September 8, 2023. A gathering of family and friends will take place from noon to 1 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.

Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Cape Breton Chapter of the SPCA or a charity of one’s choice.

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

Online Condolences

My condolences to Betty’s family, especially your loving husband, John Hugh. Fly high with the angels Betty, you will be dearly missed 💔😢🙏
From:  Kim Kelly

George and and I would like to send heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family on her passing!She was a lovely lady!RIP Betty Love and prayers Flora and George
From:  Flora CONN

So sorry for your loss.Betty was a beautiful lady .RIP Betty.
From:  Mary Manning (Ryan)

John Hugh and Family,
I wish to offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Betty. She was a great lady and will be missed by everyone.
From:  Bernie French Jr. & Family

We were saddened to hear about the recent passing of Betty. She was a sweet lady. Our deepest
condolences to John, Kevin and family.
From:  Blair & Ellen Gushue

John Hugh and all the family, I am so very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and a good friend. May all the good memories keep her close to you. Love, Terry Sutherland, Whitehorse.
From:  Terry Sutherland

Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prays are with the currie family and Johnston family may Betty fly with the angels 😇 as she was one her self and John was a very nice and wonderful person as well from Gary Colson and family
From:  Gary and Madeline colson