Thelma B. Williston

May 25, 1928 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 92)


Thelma B. Williston

      1928 – 2020

Thelma Bernice Williston, wife of the late Keith Williston of Miramichi passed away in Riverview, NB on June 1, 2020 at the age of 92.

Born in Chatham, on May 25, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Osbourne and Ellen (Stewart) Williston.  She was a school teacher for many years.  She attended St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and was part of the choir and ACW at St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s Anglican Churches.  She was involved in Brownies as Leader, Girl Guides as District Commissioner, Rebecca Lodge, I.O.D.E., Highland Society and Seniors Group.  She was a wonderful seamstress making many different garments for individuals.

Thelma is survived by three daughters: Carol Ann Walker (Lawson) of Calgary, AB, Penny Lea Butler of Miramichi and Keitha Duncan (Bruce) of Riverview; special niece Sheila Searle (Robert) of Moncton; 12 grandchildren: Aaron, Andrea, Tina, Erica, Wesley, Adam, Alex, Diana, Mark, Sheldon, Robin and Janice; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Keith, son-in-law Donald, four sisters: Violet, Rhoda, Ivy and Hazel, four brothers: Stewart, Clyde, Elmo and Charlie.

There was a private visitation and funeral service held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Bay du Vin on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1 pm with Rev. Robert Barry officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers were Jason Bennett, Bradley Taylor, Adam Duncan, Alex Duncan, Justus Walker, Zac Walker, Wesley Walker, Scotty Walker, David Bell, Claude Gorman, Frank Kane, William Brennan, Paul Murdock and MacRae Lynch.  Pallbearers were Bruce Duncan, Aaron Butler, Jason Hyatt, Robert Searle, Mark Searle and Sheldon Searle.  Interment was held in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Shriners or 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 (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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