Passed peacefully away on the 9th day of September 2013 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bessie Pilgrim of Main Brook was in her 94th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Leander(Isabella), Stanley(Shirley), Alice(Kenneth), Drucella(Douglas), Stella(Dennis), Herman(Gladys), Elsie(Alwyn), Cassie(Tom), Belinda(Brian), Mervin(Wavey), Melvin(Karen), Triffie(Edward), Margie(Yasin), Raymond(Kim), thirty-eight grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren, and twenty-four great-great grandchildren, special nephew Hayward, two sisters Elizabeth Dorcas and Keziah(Fred), half brothers Fred(Elsie), San(Eliza), Roy(Priscilla), Melvin(Carol), Edgar(Shelia), half sisters Joyce, Velma(Morris) as well as many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Benjamin, granddaughters Roxanne, Rosalie, Bonnie, and Julia, grandson Clayton, Sisters Helen, Vera, and Rebecca, her parents George and Dinah (Allingham) Saunders, and half brother Havner. Visitation was held at the United Church in Main Brook form which the funeral service was held at 2:00pm on the 12th day of September 2013 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director.
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