At the age of 84 Bessie Sinclair passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday December 11, 2022 at VON Sakura House after a year battle with cancer.
Beloved wife of Duncan Sinclair for 53 years. Mother of Jodi George and her sons Devon, Wesley and Bret, and Mother to Jeffrey and Paula Sinclair of Woodstock, Ontario and their daughters Mackenzie and Morgan.
Bess leaves behind her sisters Norma (John), Carol, and brother Alan (Lynn).
Predeceased by her parents Norman Walker (1980) and Grace Walker (2006)
Bess devoted her life to her family and friends. She was life-long member of Beta Sigmi Phi Sorority. She was a member of St David’s UCW group for many years, and a long- time volunteer on Daffodil Days for the Cancer Society. Bess’s passions were gardening, crafts, baking (Christmas Chocolates), and spending time teaching and sharing her gifts with her granddaughters.
Bess and Dunc loved to travel to many destinations over their 53 years, Bermuda several times, New Zealand, Victoria B.C., Alaska and Newfoundland. She also spent 46 years with their cottage couples and their families at Pickerel Lake and Sandhurst Cottages.
Cremation has taken place and a Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday December 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm, at St David’s United Church, 190 Springbank Ave., Woodstock, Ontario. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation, or to VON Sakura House would be most appreciated.
A very special thanks to the Palliative Care teams for the weekly in-home visits over the last year. Stephanie Chandler, Danielle Simandi, Janette Vanbey and Tiffany Plunket and the absolute special Staff at Sakura House. Also, a special thanks to Jenny Dempsey and Jennifer Simmons for their care and companion. Our thanks to the Staff at Spring Bank Pharmacy who took care of Bess’s everchanging needs.
Duncan would like to recognize and thank Jeff, Paula, Mackenzie and Morgan for their loving support helping take care of Bess every day. To Crissy Crane who was able to pick up and bring our daughter Jodi to see her Mom on the last day of her life. To Ashley Strickler who spent many wonderful afternoons with Bess. To Gail Dibsdale, Linda and Bob Wood, Matt and Heather Mayer, Gail and Stewart Dean, Bob and Ena Mcleod and our old neighbours Linda and Bryan Holdsworth. To Carolyn Jackson. Rosemary and Don Rigglesworth, to Paula who shared a special bond with Bess. To our many friends and extended family and to our Special Minister Jeff Smith who spent hours lending his ear and guiding our decisions.
Bess is now with Gigi and Daisy in Heaven
Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock has been entrusted with Final Arrangements. Your messages of condolence may be shared here at wareingcremation.ca