Speaking after her mother Letty’s Donald’s death, on November 15, former DUP councillor Patricia Donald Johnston said that they had been delighted with her election.
Patricia said: “They were very proud of the fact that I had become mayor and said it was a great achievement as I had done it on my own merit.”
Mrs Donald Johnston was mayor from 2008 until 2010.
She noted that her mumhad been a “very family orientated” woman”.
A Shankill woman, who had worked as a book binder in Belfast, she moved to Carrick, after meeting her husband Arthur at a dance in the Rinkha in Islandmagee.
A regular church-goer, she had been a familiar face at Carrickfergus Methodist Church.
“She also loved her music and dancing and she was a Rod Stewart fan,” Patricia continued.
“After a football match, she was able to tell me who had won because she had been watching the scores on TV. “