Bess passed away peacefully on November 23rd, 2005 after spending many happy years with new and old friends at Berwick On The Lake. Bess graduated from Kingston Nursing School in 1946 and went on to serve in the army, followed by several years in the Arctic where she honed her nursing skills while mothering two sons and two daughters. Bess raised her family on the prairies as she practiced her many skills as artist, vocalist, and talented seamstress. Predeceased by her loving husband Bill in 2002. Bess is survived by her children and numerous grandchildren, and will be missed dearly.