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ANDERTON, Jessica Frances (Nee: Lahmer) Born January 8, 1924 in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on August 21, 2011, in Victoria, BC. She is survived by: 2 sisters Christina, and Betty; her 4 sons Bob (& Debbie), John (& Jewell), Leo (& Colleen), Richard (& Sherryl); 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie grew up in the Knockan Hill area of Victoria. She loved to Highland dance, and played the bagpipes in several bands throughout her lifetime. She married Hugh Anderton and lived in Comox, where her 4 sons were born. Jessie was widowed and moved her family to Falkland, BC for a fresh start. For the next 20 years, with a growing family, she continued her teaching career in and around the Salmon Arm and Sicamous area in BC's interior. When she retired, she moved back to Victoria where she lived with her sister Betty, and spent many happy years traveling, visiting her children, and grandchildren. During those years, she was affectionately known as "Mother Goose ", and frequently visited her children with little notice. Later in life she met Al Knight, a dear friend and soul-mate who brought her many years of joy. Jessie was a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus, and often sent books and tapes about spiritual things to encourage her children and grandchildren. She was a talented painter and loved the outdoors. A Memorial Service in her honour will be held at the First Memorial Funeral Services at 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Friday, August 26 at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Oak Bay Lodge, and all the doctors and nurses at the Royal Jubilee Hospital (6th Floor South), and to her sister Betty for her care and companionship of Jessie for many years. 635109
First Memorial Funeral Services - Victoria
1155 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8V3K9
Published in The Times Colonist from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2011