Margaret Sophie Jesse
May 8, 1923 – December 17, 2015
Longtime resident Margaret Jesse passed away peacefully with family by her side at
Durand Manor on December 17, 2015. She was 92 years of age.
Margaret was born in Fort Chipewan, AB to Isadore and Mary Bourque. She grew up on
the family farm near Boyle, AB with two sisters and three brothers. This was where she met
Eckhardt Jesse, they were married August 24, 1946 and moved to Golden in 1952.
Margaret worked at various cleaning jobs and became the longtime janitor of the Evans
Products offices until her retirement.
She loved her daily long walks and was quick to smile and say hello to everyone she met,
both friends and strangers alike. She loved her family and will be remembered most for her
genuine selflessness. Mom would always put the needs of others ahead of her own.
Margaret is survived by her children, Mary Whitney(John), Edith Belbeck(Jim), Lois
Balint(Bryan), Robert and Norman(Lee), stepdaughters Barb Ashwell(Hugh), Joyce
Cochrane and one brother, Lawrence Bourke(Mary) as well as many grandchildren and
great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by husband Eckhardt, daughter Doris Wilburn, stepsons Don
Jesse(Jan), Sonny Jesse siblings Norbert, Norman, Magdeline and Irma.
Special thanks to Tanis, Janice, Lisa and all staff and volunteers at Durand, Laurie
Formenti, Deb Gudjonson, Kevin and Nina from Hindman Bowers and all those that offered
condolences, sent cards or just took the time to offer our mom a smile or kind word,
especially in her last years.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Margaret by the family in the spring.
Arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC. Online condolences may be sent through Pat’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.