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Bessie Mae Pelley


Bessie Mae Pelley
Bessie Mae Pelley

Pelley, Bessie Mae - Age 89 - Sunnyville, Guysborough Co. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Dear loved one. Bessie passed away peacefully and joyfully on Thursday, February 14, 2019 with her loving Family at her side in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Stephen; her parents, sister and brothers; son, Lawrence; daughters, Linda and Donalda; step-grandson, Sterling.

Bessie leaves behind to grieve her loving children, Gladys (Normand), Regina,  Gerald, Barbara, Jerome (Verna), Henry (Beverley), Merle (Connie), Floyd (Beverly), Gary (Rita), Peter, Robert (Elizabeth), Nancy (Terry) Dorrington, Darren, Colleen (Colynda), Michelle (Danny) Dorrington and Angel (Curtis) Jordan; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Brothers, Fraser, Halifax; Earl (Quenta), Dartmouth and Lillian Desmond, Upper Big Tracadie.

Bessie "Nan" was a wonderful Mother and a great friend. She enjoyed family time and gatherings, and attending sports games at the local school. Bessie could always be heard singing or humming her hymns while baking, knitting, or at rest. Bessie had a giving heart. Never did she ask or want for anything. She loved her Church and was a faithful member of Sunnyville United Baptist Church. Bessie "Nan" will be missed tremendously, but will hold our hearts forever.

The Family would like to thank Dr. Ranjini for her care, Continuing Care staff, and nurses at Guysborough Memorial Hospital as well as the care she received from St. Martha’s Hospital.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service will take place Monday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. all in Sunnyville United Baptist Church with Pastor Clara Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. Memorial donations can be made to Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Guysborough Memorial Hospital or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the Family at:  

Service Date
Monday, February 18, 2019
Service Time
2 p.m
Service Location
Sunnyville United Baptist Church

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
Visitation Time
5-8 p.m.
Visitation Location
Sunnyville United Baptist Church

Burial Date
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
Burial Time
Following the Funeral Service
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough

Requested Charity
Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Guysborough Memorial Hospital or charity of choice