Passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Nursing Home in St. Anthony on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at the age of 97 years. Bessie was born to Walter and Maria Dawe of Ireland Bight on May 2, 1919. As a young adult, Bessie moved to St. Johns and worked with the W.H.Ewings Furriers family for four years. Later, on August 11, 1948 she married Charles Budgell of St. Anthony and raised six children; three boys and three girls. Bessie Loved gardening and had a remarkable knowledge of flower varieties. She also loved to read, knit, and crochet. She leaves to mourn Barry (Muriel), Barbara Tuttle (Wayne), Linda Coffin (Roy), Wallace (Zita), Ada Simms (John), Jeff (Sheila); grandchildren Andrea, Jennifer, Mark, Aaron, Brian, Karl, Matthew, Ashley; great-grandchildren Zachary, Simon, Benjamin, Hannah, Kaylee, Noah, Lana; sisters Dulcie, Hilda, Ethel, brother-in-law Frederick and a large number of family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles who passed on May 25, 2016, her parents Walter and Maria Dawe, and her brother George. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 23 at the St. Anthony Salvation Army Citadel with Major Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs officiating, interment followed in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.