Bessie Darrach Obituary, Death – Bessie Darrach, who had resided most recently in Camrose, Alberta, but had previously called Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, home, passed away on December 3, 2022, at the age of 96. Bessie Darrach had most recently called Camrose her home, but she had previously called Saskatoon home. Bessie Darrach had previously called Saskatoon her home, but since moving to Camrose, she now considers Camrose to be her home. At various points in her life, she had called each of these places home.
The only members of her family who are still alive at this time are her daughter Jean Martens, who lives in Camrose, and her son Bob (Shirley) Darrach, who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At this time, she has no other living relatives. In addition to this, she is the grandmother of three children, as well as the great-grandmother of ten children born to her grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Bessie’s husband William, her brothers Bob and Bill (Sonia) Davenport, her granddaughter Sheila Fitzsimmons, and her son-in-law Abe Martens all died before she did. Bessie’s granddaughter Sheila Fitzsimmons was also one of the people who predeceased her. Bessie’s granddaughter Sheila and her son-in-law Abe Martens are the only people who will remember her after she has passed away. Her entire family included each and every one of these individuals in its composition.
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., a Funeral Service will be held at the St. Andrews Anglican Church, which can be found at 4713 50 Street Camrose. There has been no decision made regarding the time or date of the memorial service. The ceremony will be presided over by Pastor Trina Holmberg, who will also serve in the capacity of the event coordinator. Pastor Holmberg will also perform the role of officiant.
Donations in memory of Bessie can be made to the St. Andrews Anglican Church, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #57 Camrose, or the Tuberculosis Veterans Section of the Royal Canadian Legion if the bereaved’s family and friends so choose. All three organizations are in Alberta. In lieu of these memorial contributions, we will not accept flowers as a substitute. Veterans who have fought tuberculosis in the past and are now in need of assistance can get it from any of these organizations. These organizations are all available to help.