DURNO, Bessie Winona Lillian - Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Oshawa with her family at her side on Sunday June 5th, 2022 at the age of 90.
Beloved partner of the late Bill Locke.
Predeceased by 1st husband Charlie Durno.
Loving mother of Bob (Jane), Sandy (Roy) and Jim (Izzy).
Lovingly Grams remembered by her grandchildren Rhonda (Gerry), Heather (Rowe), Brent (Jennifer), Jenny (John), Amanda (Stallone) Meaghan (Craig) and her great grandchildren Abby, Paige, Bayly, Danielle, Marcus, Grace, Colin, Ella, Zane ,Kate and Emily.
Predeceased by her siblings Josie, Irene, Edie, Blackie and Betty.
The beloved matriarch of our family will be fondly remembered and missed as the Grams who was the best baker in the world and happily taught her grandchildren the secret to her craft yet never indulged herself in any of her sweet squares and incredible pies.
She did however sample her cinnamon raisin buns and her carrot cake.
Bob, Sandy and Jim were blessed with a Mom who loved to entertain her family with home cooked meals made with love in her kitchen where her little TV was always on as she cheered for her Jays, Leafs and Tiger Woods.
Bess enjoyed going to Bob and Jane's, Sandy's trailer and Jim's cottage on Skootamatta Lake playing euchre, fishing and cooking her famous barbeque chicken.
Bess was a true music lover who adored Tina Turner, Jersey Boys and saw her favourite Kim Mitchell in concert more times than we can count.
The cook, the baker, the comforter and our biggest cheerleader.
Forever loved and missed. May we all dance under the patio lanterns and make Bess smile. Fondly remembered by the Locke family, Gordon, Sandy and Billy. Loved by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family would like to thank the kind and dedicated staff at Extendicare Nursing Home. A private family service will take place.
Arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).
Donations in memory of Bessie to Alzheimer Society of Durham Region or Humane Society of Durham Region would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at makfuneralhome.com .