Known to her friends as Essie, she passed away peacefully in her 87th year. Beloved wife and companion to husband Roy for more than 63 years. Mother of sons Brian and Rob and predeceased by daughter Heather. Grandmother to Heather’s children Kayla, Griffin and Ryker. Essie graduated as a nurse in 1955 at Peterborough Civic Hospital, where she enjoyed working in the nursery. Essie worked in the nursery at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston and in Oshawa General Hospital. She loved to knit and made many baby sets for the gift shop at Queensway Carleton Hospital. Essie made clothes for Heather and her own mother and she learned to use a serger to put designs on clothes. She took a cake decorating coarse and baked and decorated birthday and wedding cakes. My thanks to the nurses and staff for the care and attention she received at New Orchard Lodge. Essie will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.