Jessie Martin

June 27, 1932 – October 21, 2014

The family of Jessie Martin are sad to announce her passing at 82 years of age.

Well known and recognized in the Williams Lake community for her strong Scottish brogue, and love of lawn and carpet bowling, she became “Aunty” to most people she met. Choosing to leave Scotland to be with her only sister and brother-in-law in 1975, Aunt Jess made a new life for herself, first in Vancouver, and then again when she moved to Williams Lake in 2001 to be close to her only niece. A proud Canadian, Jessie was passionate about lawn bowling, and became a Canadian National Silver Medalist whilst a member of the Vancouver South Lawn Bowling Club. As well, she successfully represented Williams Lake in carpet bowling at many Seniors Games.

Spending the last 16 months at the Seniors Village, she experienced much kindness and care from the staff, especially Lorri and Rick, who were her regular caregivers. Many thanks to Drs. Glenn Fedor and Roger Hicks for their care of Aunt Jessie over the years. Jessie leaves two nephews, Jim and Ian Burns in Glenrothes, Scotland, and will be greatly missed by many friends in Williams Lake and Vancouver, especially her niece Shona (Eric) of Williams Lake. Aunt Jessie, Ceud mìle taing.

There will be no formal service by request. A tea to honour Aunt Jess will be held November 19 at the Seniors Activity Centre at 2 p.m. All welcome!


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