Jessie Borrett, 83, of 120 Dorothy St., Atikokan, Ont., passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2000 at the Atikokan General Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
Jessie was born April 26, 1917 in Delisle, Sask. to the late John and Maud Wilkie. The family moved several times before settling in Rainy River District in 1924.
On Dec. 19, 1934, Jessie was united in marriage to Alex Borrett in Barwick, Ont. In 1952, the family moved to Atikokan, where Jessie worked as a long-time employee of Eaton’s store.
She was very active with her community work as a founding member of the Riverview United Church, U.C.W., and the Pioneer Centre.
Family, gardening, and travel were the love of her life but the many friends with whom she played cards and went out for lunch, telephone calls, and visits filled her days with joy.
Jessie will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Marjorie Lambkin; granddaughters, Cindy (Jim) Maki, Margie (Rick) Campbell, Patricia Lambkin, and Cara (Mark) Chambers; great-grandchildren, Christi, Lisa, Aaron, Shawna, Dayna, and Fayth, all of Atikokan, Ont.; sister-in-law, Mable Gillies of Emo, Ont.; and by nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alex; her only brother, Bill Wilkie; and son-in-law, Glen Lambkin.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 3, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Riverview United Church in Atikokan with Jeraldine Bjornson officiating.
Interment is in Little Falls Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kent Gillies, Neil Gillies, Tom Chaval, Aaron Maki, Carl Sander, and Ted Parkinson.
In memoriam donations may be made to either the Atikokan General Hospital, 120 Dorothy St., Atikokan, Ont., P0T 1C0, or Riverview United Church, 171 Pine Cres., Atikokan, Ont., P0T 1C0.
“Thank you, Father, for filling the world with beauty,
I thank you for the beauty of life,
The beauty of love,
The beauty of children, and
The beauty of old people.
I thank you for the,
Beauty of Christ and for the beauty of
Any life when Christ is invited through
The Holy Spirit. Thank you, Father,
That you made my life beautiful too.