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Annetta Emma Rushton


Annetta Emma Rushton

Please note change of funeral time. Funeral service will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Annetta Emma Rushton – 76, Kemptown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday morning, August 9, 2019, at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Clarissa (Tutty) Johnstone.

Annetta worked for many years for Agricultural Employment and had also made 1000s of wreaths and garlands over the years, which many people have had the pleasure of displaying and admiring. She and Alton were always traveling the roads, exploring new places and backwoods shortcuts, and spending time with Jessica and Hailey, who were their pride and joy.

Annetta is survived by her children, Brad (Marilyn) Rushton, Fort Ellis; Alton Jr. (Michelle Veno), Kemptown; Annette (John) Bray, Truro; grandchildren, Jessica, Hailey, Jamie, Laura; great grandchildren, Ella and Emmett; sisters, Ardith (Dale) Lambourne, Masstown; Joyce (Neil) Reid, Pictou; Marjorie Murray, Bible Hill; Janet Johnstone (Wayne MacMeekin), Truro; brothers, David (Carol) Johnstone, Salmon River; Billy Johnstone, Bible Hill; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alton Leo Rushton; sisters, Pearl Johnstone, Betty Johnstone; brother, Robert Lee Johnstone in infancy; brother-in-law, Irving Murray; niece, Kimberley Reid; great nephew, Joseph MacKenzie.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Annetta’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 12, 2019, and funeral service 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Reception will follow. Interment in Kemptown United Church Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Annetta’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Annetta’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Service Time
4:00 PM
Service Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro

August 12, 2019
Visitation Time
6-8 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro

Burial Date
August 14, 2019
Burial Location
Kemptown United Church Cemetery, Kemptown

Requested Charity
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia