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Bessie Tilden-Renaud

  • "Sweet Bess, No one quite like you... Shall I wear..."
    - Rachelle Renaud
  • " Joanne Renaud & Terry Polevoy So thankful of love and..."
    - Joanne Renaud

(nee Washburn)
March 7, 1922 - February 21, 2014
Bessie passed away in Ottawa at the age of 91. She will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters Linda (Don) Templeton, Kathy (Eric) Ebata and Shirley (Kelly) Allen; her son Bill (Karen) Tilden; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. She will also be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bessie was predeceased by her husband Harold Tilden in 1976, and her second husband Paul Renaud in 2004; parents Will and Beatrice Washburn; brothers Herb and Ed Washburn and sister Margaret Buckrell. Bessie had a real zest for life, loved people and enjoyed a long and full life. Visitation will be held at
Melady Funeral Home
572 Notre Dame Street, Belle River
on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bessie's life will take place at 11 a.m.; refreshments to follow at the Belle River United Church. Rev. Olav Kitchen officiating. A private Interment in the Albuna Cemetery will follow at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bessie's name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Online condolences may be left at

Published in The Windsor Star from Apr. 26 to May 2, 2014