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Calumbena "Bessie" MACNEIL

Female 1886 - 1940  (54 years)


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  • Name Calumbena "Bessie" MACNEIL  [1
    Nickname Bessie 
    Born 26 Jan 1886  Little Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Aug 1940  New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Respected Lady Is Laid to Rest

      The passing of Mrs. J. H. C. BECK, which occured at Aberdeen Hospital, at an early hour Saturday morning , August 10th., is mourned by a large family connection and was learned with deep regret by a wide circle of friends. Although Mrs. BECK had been ailing for a long time, the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. She had been in the hospital two weeks and she was apparently improving. Her death therefore came as a great shock to her husband and family. The late Mrs. BECK was born at Little Sands, P.E.I., and her maiden name was Bessie "Lena" MACNEIL. Twenty-three years ago she came with her husband to New Glasgow and for the past twenty years they have resided on Arch Street, West Side. Mrs. BECK was a woman of fine character and was possessed of a sweetness of personality that drew people to her. The mother of eleven children, industrious and busy in her own home, she could always take time to help a neighbour or friend, and she was genuinely loved by those sharing her friendship. An impressive tribute was paid her by the large gathering of friends who attended the funeral service held from her late home on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15th. Mr. James W. DERBY, Minister of the Christian Church at Freeport, N. S., conducted the service, assisted by Major Bexton of Halifax, a former Salvation Army officer here, who is visiting in Scotsburn. Mr. DERBY was a school mate of the late Mrs. BECK and a friend of the family for years. He spoke beautifully of her many fine qualities and her life. She was a valued member of the Christian Church and an exponent of its teachings. Mr. DERBY brought a message of comfort to the sorrowing husband and children and Major Bexton commended them to the Source of all Comfort, in prayer, and read the Scripture. Mr. Bert Crockett, senior soloist, sang "Will the Circle be Unbroken" and the hymns were "Rock of Ages" and Jesus Lover of My Soul". Miss Mabel MacKay at the organ. Beautiful floral offerings bore silent testimony to the high respect and esteem in which the late Mrs. BECK was held and they were also eloquent of the deep sympathy which goes out to the sorrowing husband and children left to mourn their loss. They are Lillian, Mrs. J. J. MACINTOSH, Stellarton; Dwina, Mrs. W. S. MACLEAN, Abercrombie; Vernon, MacLellan's Brook; Boswell, Malartic, Quebec; Thelma and Alma, student nurses at the Payzant Memorial Hospital, Windsor, who were all home for the funeral, and Isabel, Lucie, Marguerite, John and James at home. She is also survived by four grandchildren. The pall bearers were Carl BATES, Westville; Walter MACLEAN, Abercrombie; Gunner James MACINTOSH, Halifax; Albert MACDONALD, Pictou Landing, Rob BECK, Montague, P.E.I., and James IRVING, New Glasgow. Interment was at Lorne Street Cemetery.

      The floral offerings were: Broken Circle, the Family; Roses, grandchildren, Jackie, Dwina, Lillian and Thelma; Cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Carr ARTHUR and Family; Mr. and Mrs. William BRADBURY and Gladys; Mr. and Mrs. Lauchlin MACLEAN and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch MACASKILL; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel FACEY and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Angus MACKENZIE; Mr. and Mrs. Rennie MUIR; Bunny COY; Baskets, Mrs. Thomas GREEN; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SBROCCHI and Family; Graduates and Student Nurses of the Payzant Memorial Hospital; Sprays: Elizabeth and Ruth KENNEDY and Ruth FRASER; Mr. BATTRAM, manager of the Metropolitan Store and Staff; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth GEORGE; Mr. and Mrs. Albert MACDONALD; Mr. and Mrs. James MITCHELL and family; Mr. and Mrs. James IRVING and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard MACLEAN; BECK Family, P.E.I., Mr. and Mrs. John CLARK; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ROACH; Friends at Abercrombie; Mr. and Mrs. Jack DIAMOND; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert MORGAN; and Mr. and Mrs. Freeman GEORGE.
      (Charlottetown Guardian please copy)
    Buried Lorne St. Cemetery, New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Bessie was the daughter of Malcolm MACNEILL and Elizabeth MACDONALD, daughter of Alexander MACDONALD. [2]
    Person ID I2094  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2016 

    Family James Hubert Collins BECK,   b. 4 Aug 1879, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1956, New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1908  [2
    Children 
     1. Boswell BECK,   d. 10 Jul 1991, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vernon BECK,   d. 20 Jun 1978
     3. James H. C. BECK,   d. 24 Dec 2007, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lillian BECK,   d. 7 Nov 1977
     5. Dwina BECK,   d. 2 Jun 1994, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thelma BECK,   d. 3 Mar 1970
     7. Alma BECK,   d. 21 Mar 1974
     8. Living
     9. Living
     10. Marguerite Sarah BECK,   d. 15 Mar 2017
     11. John MacMillan "Jack" BECK,   b. 14 Nov 1925,   d. 5 Jul 2014, Prescott, Leeds & Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F708  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    BECK
    BECK
    JAMES HUBERT COLLINS BECK
    1879 - 1956
    LENA BESSIE MACNEILL
    Beloved wife of
    J.H.C. BECK
    1886 - 1940

    Because I Live Ye Shall Live Also

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Book: Vere Beck Family Biographies, Compiled by : James V. Beck; Sharon L. Beck, Ivan Munn, (July 2003 edtion).

    2. [S676] Personal communication.

    3. [S11] Obituary/Death or Funeral notice.


  

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