PAES, Dr. Mrs. Bessie (nee Brooks)
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April 29, 1919 - July 26, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Mrs. Bessie Paes (nee Brooks), beloved wife of the late Mr. Romaldo Paes at the age of 93 years. Born on April 29, 1919 in Lucknow, India, Bessie passed away peacefully in Calgary on July 26, 2012. Her strength and determination will be remembered and missed by her five children, Yvonne (Mathew Paes), Delphine (Giles Hayes), Rex (Shernett Chisholm), Matilda (Christopher Rocha) and Rudolph (Karyn DeSouza). She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren - "We love you Double Granny ...". Bessie developed herself both personally and professionally through teaching college science, working as a health inspector and operationally overseeing the workings of the Red Cross in Karachi. She was an entrepreneur in the garment trade, aiding seniors and offering sewing classes in her home. What she will most likely be remembered for is her foundation of ROMBESS Homeopathic Scientific Clinics, a tribute to both her legacy and the love of her life. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Peter's Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Guests are invited to the Parish Hall for a reception after the Graveside Service to celebrate Bessie's life with her family. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Bessie's family through www.evanjstrong.com. Donations in memory of Bessie can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6. Telephone 403-264-5549; www.heartandstroke.ab.ca). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Phone: 403-265-1199.
Published in The Calgary Herald on July 28, 2012