Beverley "Bev" Johnston

October 21, 1938September 16, 2021

Passed away at the Campbellton Regional Hospital on September 16, 2021 at the age of 82, Mr. Beverley Wayne Johnston of Campbellton, husband of Judith Evelyne Johnston.

Born in St. John, New Brunswick on October 21st, 1938, son of the late Emma Jane Hamilton (Johnston) and of the late Matthew Payne.

He worked for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) for 36 years as a Car-man and as a crane operator for the train auxilliary team until his retirement at age 53. Dad was an avid Tiger’s Fan, being a season ticket holder. He rarely missed a game and was happy to attend and cheer for the Boys. He loved camping especially when travelling to a blue-grass festival. A long time love affair was fishing in his canoe on our glorious Restigouche River. He knew every secret fishing hole! His faith was an important pillar in his life. He was a consistent church-goer and a prayer warrior, praying for his family often. His Bible was well read and falling apart. His hope was in the Lord. He especially loved a good Chinese Food Buffet! If he could save a nickel, he would, but if he had to spend a dollar to help someone out, he would gladly, unnoticed.

He is survived by his wife Judith Evelyne Irvine Johnston, his 4 daughters, Cindy Kaye Burelle (Gary), Wendy Jane Ray (Craig), Shelly Ruth Johnston and Kilby Dawn Perron (Jean Paul), his 10 grandchildren, Jeremy (Canel), Aaron, Chelsea (Dominic), Alexander, Joshua, William, Samuel, Isaac, Kyle and Tyler, 1 great-grandson, Jordan and 2 new great grandchildren on the way, this fall, his sisters, Karen, Myrna and Joan of Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Living Hope, Church of God in Dalhousie Junction, NB, on September 21st, 2021 at 11:00 am.

The family would like to thank the Campbellton Regional Hospital, 4th floor medical and nursing staff, the Palliative Care nursing staff and Dr. W Charbonneau for their wonderful and attentive care during this difficult family time.

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Campbellton Tigers, the Campbellton Library and the RCVAA in his memory.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher’s Funeral Home, Campbellton. (506)789-1699 or toll free (855) 404-1699 email:


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021


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Karen Cain (Payne)

September 23, 2021

Sending my sincere condolences on the passing of Bev, to Judy and family.
May God be with all of you at this sad time. 💜

Douglas Phillips

September 21, 2021

Just wanted to extend my sympathy on Bev's passing. I've always appreciated his input at Bible Study and the excellent advice that he gave. He will be missed by his church family.

Pastor Doug:

Pat and Karen Kelly

September 20, 2021

Dear Judy, daughters and family:

Please accept our sincere condolences on Bev’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Pat and Karen Kelly

Dean Murrin

September 20, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of the family at this difficult time... Was a pleasure meeting your dad couple times I did and know that he will be missed by all of you .. please take care of each other. And be strong. Lots of love from newfie.

Tracey McMeeken

September 20, 2021

Wendy and Family, We are truly sorry for your loss.
We know that you have a special bond with your dad and he will be missed greatly.
You are all in our thoughts and hope that your shared memories will give you peace during this difficult time.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Love from Kevin and Tracey McMeeken

Debbie&Rayburn Furlotte

September 20, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family during this sad time. Met Bev and his wife several times at Bluegrass Festivals and other functions always friendly people, so nice to talk to. May he Rest in Peace.God Bless you all.

Stephen Maisey

September 20, 2021

My condolences to Judy and Bev's daughters on the passing of husband and father. I have many fond memories of time spent with the Johnston's while we lived in Campbellton. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during their time of sorrow. Bev was a kind andthoughtful person and he will be misse by many. Carmen and Stephen Maisey.

Elaine Payne

September 19, 2021

Sending my deep and heartfelt sympathy to Judy and family. My heart goes out to you on the passing of Bev. I'm glad that I did get to meet you all way back in mid to late 90's. I remember Bev always had a big smile and lots of laughs.

Deborah Chesser-Wall

September 19, 2021

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. ❤️

Karen Fletcher

September 19, 2021

Always a smile on his face..a devoted Christian and God loving man..So thankful I was in Campbellton for a visit .and was invited over for would always feel welcome in there home..