Bessie Jean Sawatsky
1922 - 2022
Bessie Jean Sawatsky
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home Chapel
Burial Information
Burial Date
May 21, 2022
Burial Time
1:00 PM
Burial Location
Belmont Cemetery, 885 Belmont Road, Belmont
Requested Charity
Charity of choice
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Please note that the interment service for Bessie Sawatsky will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Belmont Cemetery, 885 Belmont Road, Belmont. 

Bessie Jean Sawatsky

We regret to announce the passing of Bessie Jean Sawatsky on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care.  Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Roode. Bessie outlived her entire family, living just short of 100 years. She loved her career as a teacher, writing poetry in retirement and a lover of people.  She was a member of Belmont United Baptist Church.

Bessie is survived by her children, Charles (Joan); Beverley (Gerald, deceased); Betty (Jim); Kenneth (Heather); along with 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Emma, Carl, Kathleen, Evelyn, Ellis, Merna, Mavis, Charlotte and Carol.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where a funeral service will be held 2pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Reverend Charles Sawatsky officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Belmont Cemetery. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating is limited and you must pre-register to attend the funeral service by calling 902-893-3177. Please note that proof of double vaccination and photo identification will be requested prior to entry to the funeral home for the funeral service, and masks must be worn at all times; thank you for your co-operation and understanding.) Webcasting of the funeral service will be available at 1:55 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022, and will remain on this website for some time. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bessie may be made to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Bessie’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Bessie Jean Sawatsky