Betty Joann McAllister
1943 - 2024
Betty Joann McAllister
Burial Information
Burial Location
A graveside service will take place at a later date in Fredericton,NB
Requested Charity
Nova Scotia SPCA
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Betty J. McAllister, age 80, formerly of Pleasant Valley passed away at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish on May 8, 2024.

Born in Windsor, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eula (Marsters) Burke.

Betty married Basil, the love of her life, in 1957.  As a military family they spent time living in Germany and Oromocto where Basil retired as a Sergeant in the Canadian Forces. They moved to Antigonish in 1975 building a home and farm at the location of Basil’s childhood home in Pleasant Valley. Here they spent the next 30 years raising their children along with numerous foster children. They returned to Oromocto, where they felt most at home, in 2005. Betty had a great sense of humour and will be remembered for her strong personality and willingness to fight for what she believed in. 

Betty resided at Green Meadows, in Antigonish county, for the last year and a half of her life. Her family had great peace of mind knowing she was well cared for and would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all involved in her care.  

She is survived by her children, Mary Cudmore (Alan), Fredericton, NB; Leon McAllister (Karen Roode), Fredericton, NB; Raymond McAllister (Annette),Antigonish, NS; Roseanne MacEachern (Mike Knocton), Antigonish, NS; Keith McAllister (Leah Panday), Pembrook, ON; daughter-in-law Janet McAllister, Oromocto, NB; 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Basil, son Stephen, and daughter Peggy Darlene (in infancy).

Cremation has taken place. Respecting mom’s wishes, there will be no visitation.  A graveside service will take place at a later date in Fredericton, NB.

To honour mom’s love of animals, memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia SPCA. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L.Curry Funeral Home:

Betty Joann McAllister