JESSIE ISOBEL BEARDWOOD – it is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jessie Isobel (nee Hoover) Beardwood at the Welland Hospital on January 10, 2016 in her 89th year. Jessie can now be with her beloved husband Joseph Harry Beardwood (1919-2000). Dearly loved mom of Larry Beardwood (Bonnie) and Debbie Richards. Cherished Grandma of Sheri Walker, Sandra Conway (Scott), Shawn Beardwood (Anne), Joe Beardwood, Melissa Beardwood, Joshua Richards, Kalie Richards (Paul), Jay and Jonathon Richards. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Jessie leaves behind her cherished and very dear friend Maureen Todd who will miss her deeply. Jessie had a life filled with family gatherings, travel, cheering the Blue Jays on, and reading her favourite books. She was a kind, sweet woman who always found the goodness in people. Jessie was the definition of a true caregiver. In her early years with her husband she provided love and tender care for many foster children in their country home on the river. Many years later she would become her husband’s strongest advocate and careprovider during his years with Alzheimer’s Disease. She had years of involvement with Community Living Welland Pelham where her heart and home was always open to those who needed her, never closing her door if someone required her help, a meal or a listening ear. “One person caring for another represents life’s greatest value”. Jessie’s incredible example was a gift to us all. The family wants to thank Dr. David James, EMS and nursing staff and Sandra Merritt for their compassion and care to our mother and her family on Sunday evening. Upon Jessie’s request there will be no funeral. Her family will be arranging a Celebration of Life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick.