Obituary of Constance Mary Johnson
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Constance Mary Johnson (nee Maillet) peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton; following a brave but long battle with cancer. Born in 1945 in St. George, NB, she was 75 years old.
Connie, or Nana as she was affectionately known to many, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Predeceased by her parents, her brother, Ferdinand Maillet, and her husband, Robert Lee Johnson. She leaves behind her partner of 25 years, Jerry Brentnell, two daughters, Linda (Harris) MacPherson of Moncton, NB and Brenda (Steve) Semoff of Vancouver Island, BC. Six granddaughters, Natasha (Aaron) Maillet-Carr of Apohaqui, NB, Brenda Maillet of Toronto, ON, Alicia Dhaene, Brittany Dhaene and Julia Semoff of Vancouver, BC and Leah MacPherson of Moncton, NB. She also leaves 5 great-grandchildren, Clara, Kalyn, Elliot, Mitchell, and Reverie, her sister Diane and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by many other extended family and friends.
Her family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, medical professionals and community members who spent countless hours caring for Connie over the last 14 years who never gave up fighting for her and with her. Your dedication and compassion will never be forgotten.
For those who knew and loved her, she was taken far too soon. Her absence will be felt not only by those closest to her, but by so many others whose lives she touched.
Resting at Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 22, 2021 at Castle 'Fallsview" Funeral Home from 2pm to 8 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Friday July 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Burial in Holy Cross will be at a later date.