Jeannette Beatrice Reid Davidson (Smith), 88, of Bear’s Pass, Ont., passed away in Dryden, Ont. at the home of her daughter, Jean Ramsay, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998.
She was born at Smith’s Fisheries, Bear’s Pass, Ont., on Jan. 29, 1910 to the late Seth and Celena Smith. She lived at Bear’s Pass all her life right up until this year when, because of poor health, she moved to Dryden.
She worked side-by-side with her father and later with her husband, “Spike” Davidson, in the commercial fishing business. She also worked in the mink ranching industry for several years. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fort Frances.
Jeannette will be sadly missed by her family, two daughters, Jean Ramsay and friend, Tom Brownlee, of Dryden, Ont., and Judy Spicer and husband, Calvin, of Fort Frances, Ont.; six grandchildren, Colleen and Mike Brosseau of Dryden, Ont., Kent Ramsay and wife, Sylvia, of Fort Frances, Ont., Patty Ramsay and friend, Darrin Ward, of Fort Frances, Bruce Ramsay and friend, Jennifer, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Greg Spicer and wife, Terri, of Fort Frances, and Brian Spicer and wife, Amy, of Fort Frances; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany and Paige Ramsay of Fort Frances, and Sierra and Colton Spicer of Fort Frances.
She also is survived by son-in-law, Dale Ramsay, of Dryden, Ont.; and two very special daughters, Anna Roulston and husband, Don, of Bear’s Pass, Ont., and their children, Donna of Kenora, Darryl of Ear Falls, and Sheila and Meghan of B.C., and Sandra Lloyd of Reynolds, N.D.
These two special daughters spent many happy summers at Bear’s Pass sharing Jeannette’s home and love.
She was predeceased by her husband, “Spike” Davidson; her parents; one brother, Ralph T. Smith, in WWII; and one infant brother and one infant sister.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Green Funeral Chapel. Rev. Mary Whitson of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church officiated.
Pallbearers were Ed Katona, Dale Ramsay, Don Roulston, Tom Brownlee, George Emes Jr., and Lloyd McGowan.
Honourary pallbearers were Alice Emes and Merle McFayden, two lifelong friends.
Donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 324 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2C2, the Red Cross Homemaker Service, Box 1023, Dryden, Ont., P8N 3E3, or to the charity of your choice.
< B>Flowers Bloom
Little drops of colour,
Splashing through the darkened age,
Small delicate forms of beauty,
Such fragrance each one gave.
Every tiny petal, every vine, and leaf unfurled
Gives us joy and happiness
In this busy harried world.
You were the flower in our lives Mom
Keep on blooming, We will miss you,
until we meet again, we love you.
Written by Judy Spicer