At the Welland Site of Niagara Health System on Monday March 7, 2005. Beloved mother of Lynn (Donna), Ian (Sonja) all of Port Colborne and foster mother of Ted Mudie of B.C. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Lyndon (Debbie) Smith, Shawna (John) Brown, Thunder Bay, Sherril (Asko) Karhunen, Petawawa, Sarah (Steve Millar) Smith, Leah (Shane) Martel. Survived by 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Also survived by sister Margaret Shanks of Brandon Manitoba, and Mary Funnell also of Brandon Manitoba as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Wilbur (1975) and son Kenneth (2000) Elizabeth retired from elementary school teaching in 1976. Bessie's life was her family, garden, her love of baking and her involvement with the church. Bessie's family will receive friends at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 11, 2005 at the Bethel United Church, 1742 Third Concession Rd., Bethel, Ontario at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Norm Perry officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. If so desired memorial donations may be made to the Bethel United Church.