CARTER, JESSIE

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Passed away March 17th, 2018 at the age of 81 years. Jessie was born November 26, 1936 to Myrtle and Alex Simms in St. Anthony Bight. She was the oldest of 7 children. She moved to Great Brehat at a young age to be with the love of her life, John Carter. They were married on November 20th, 1956. They were blessed with 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Jessie kept busy over the years caring for her family and working alongside her husband John at whatever work needed to be done, whether it was fishing, cutting wood, or tending to the garden. She will be dearly missed by a large circle of family and friends. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memoires her Children; Fred (Glenice), Dave (Lisa), Lorne (Adell), Wes (Denise), Joyce (Morris), Mae (Colin), Donna (Morley); Brother Hayward Simms; Sisters Elsie, Bessie (Edgar), Juanita; brothers-in-law Charles (Rowena), Keith; Sisters-in-law Olive, Rita; plus 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jessie was predeceased by her husband John; Parents Alex and Myrtle Simms; Mother-in-law Mary Carter; Brother and Sister Ross Simms and Nellie Simms; Brothers-in-law Elijah Parrill, Gordon Powell, Don Reid; Sisters-in-law Elizabeth (Minnie) and Minnie. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the Funeral on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the St. Anthony United Church with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment followed in Great Brehat. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.