Bessie Jean Thibodeau
1943 - 2023
Bessie Jean Thibodeau
Visitation Information
May 28, 2023
Visitation Time
2-4 PM; Words of Remembrance at 2:30 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Requested Charity
Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
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Bessie Jean Thibodeau – 79, Truro. Our hearts are broken as we have to announce that our mother, Bessie Jean Thibodeau, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, surrounded by so much love.

In our mother’s early years, she worked at Nelsons Dry Cleaning in Truro and she then became a stay-at-home mom. She was the most amazing seamstress, who could sew anything from a wedding dress to a prom gown, to repairs or making pajamas every year for the ones she loved.

Bessie is survived by her daughters, Irma Johnson, and grand fur babies, Thor, Annie, Gracie and Kim (Craig) MacNearney, and her four grandchildren, whom she loved so dearly, Gilgamesh, Berendon, Aluna, Darien and grand fur babies, Slimer and Pumpkin. As well, Bessie is survived by her siblings and many nieces and nephews, who will miss her dearly. Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Daly Thibodeau, who was the love of her life and their beloved fur baby, Kiwi.

A sincere and most special thank you goes out to the Palliative Care Unit at Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. You are the unsung heroes, and for the kindness, respect, and compassion you not only showed for our mother, but to us as well, we are forever grateful.

Thank you to Rose-Marie Theriault who helped us navigate through our mother’s transition and passing. A special thank you to Benny Dobson, who unselfishly drove Irma back and forth from Truro to the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow every day, to Janet and Penny for daily coffee deliveries and a special thanks to Eileen McNutt, who sat with us, gave us support, shared pictures, stories, laughter and tears. To everyone who stopped by to visit with mom or called mom before her passing, we thank you. And yes, she knew you were there.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Bessie and Daly's family invite you to join them from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2023, for a celebration of their parent's lives, with words of remembrance at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2023. If so desired, donations in Bessie’s memory to Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre are welcomed.

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Bessie Jean Thibodeau