Jean E. Williston

December 30, 1938 ~ April 20, 2019 (age 80)


Jean E. Williston

   1938 – 2019

Jean Elizabeth Williston, wife of Boyd Williston of Miramichi, passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on April 20, 2019 at the age of 80.

Born in Escuminac, NB, on December 30, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Mildred (MacLean) Lewis.  She was a homemaker and Christian by Faith.

She is survived by her husband Boyd Williston; five daughters: Ellen Rhodes (Tim) of Halifax, NS, Laura Lee Kenny (Ed) of Minto, NB, Theresa Walls (Lorne) of Alberta, Betty Ann Williston (Bardo) of Alberta and Barbie Williston (Ron) of Moncton; six sons: Willis Williston (Judy) of Miramichi, Harrison Williston (Judith) of Miramichi, Alfred Williston (Nadine) of Manitoba, Hubert Williston (Joanne) of Miramichi, Bobby Williston (Bertha) of Miramichi and Kenny Williston (Jen) of Ontario; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law: Trina Williston of Miramichi; one sister Helen Taylor (Clint) of Vancouver Island.  She was predeceased by her parents, son: Kevin, grandchildren: Jennifer, Kelly, John and Chad, sister: Mary and brother: John.

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral service was held from Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11 am with Rev. Darel Tozer officiating.    Music for the service was provided by Jackie Allain and the hymns were “Here I Am Lord” and “The Old Rugged Cross”.  The eulogy was given by Laura Lee Kenny.

Pallbearers were Johnny Harper, Greg Williston, Brad Williston, Lyle Kenny, Trevor Baines and Matthew Williston.  Interment will be held in the Lower Derby Baptist Church Cemetery later in the spring.

As expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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Funeral Service
April 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Adams Funeral Home Chapel

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