Mallory, Bessie webMALLORY: Bessie Marie (nee Braithwaite) – A resident of R.R.# 1 Blenheim, Bessie Mallory passed away at her residence, with her family at her side on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the age of 91. Born in Blenheim, Bessie was the daughter of the late William and Jeannette (McKay) Braithwaite. Beloved wife of 70 years to Raeburn Mallory. Loving mother of Jan Mallory-Wood (Neil) of Blenheim, Mary Adair (Skip) of Blenheim and John Mallory (Catherine) of Chatham. Proud Nana to Michael Johnston (Melissa) of New Jersey, Jeffrey Johnston (Danica) of Houston, Andrew Johnston (Susana) of New Jersey, Sarah Eastman (Reid) of Michigan, and Jason Mallory (Jillian) of Chatham and Eric Mallory (Liana) of London. “G.G.Ma” to Lorne, Cash, Sawyer, Alexander, Sebastian, Chloe, Ashley, Harrison, Anderson and Rachel. Predeceased by her brother Leonard Braithwaite (2011) and her childhood sister Jean. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Braithwaite and Margaret Mallory. Bessie was extremely dedicated to her family and friends and will be dearly missed. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Bessie to the Chatham-Kent Hospice (cheque to St Andrew’s Residence), Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at, McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, 519-676-3451.

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