NORTH, Bessie nee Wright Passed away December 12. Born on July 14, 1920 in Walthamstow, Essex, Bessie worked as a legal aide before serving in the Women's Land Army. She married Doctor Donald North in 1947 and had two children, Susan and Andrew. Bessie served with Don in Germany, from 1948 to 1950. They moved to Canada in 1954, and after two years in Trail, B.C. they moved to Vancouver Island in 1956. Bessie had a love of animals and had been a member of the SPCA, The Canadian Dachshund Club and The Canadian Kennel Club. She spent many years showing dachshunds, and later took her dogs to Broadmead Lodge, to cheer up the residents. Bessie also had a love of bridge and teddy bears. She leaves behind Don, Susan (Higbie), Andrew, and grandsons Scott and Cameron. Her family would like to thank the staff at St. Charles Manor for their kindness and care.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Dec. 15, 2012