January 18, 1921 to August 2, 2022
Jessie Lindstrom was born in Patricia, Alberta. She was the third of 13 children born to Carl Jones Beasley and Sarah Geneva Beasley (nee Benson).
Jessie’s parents had a sizeable ranch, primarily raising sheep. She, along with her brothers and sisters, worked on the farm when not in school. Jessie was particularly fond of horses, especially her favourite saddle-horse, Tony.
When she left home, she moved to BC, eventually setting in Burnaby with her husband, where they built their home on an acre of land, which she resided in until her death.
She loved to garden, preferring a wildflower meadow to cultivated annuals. She was proficient at sewing, knitting, crochet and quilting. But she also knew her way around workshop tools often crafting wooden toys for her children and doing household repairs. One of her passions was putting together jigsaw puzzles and then framing them and mounting them on the walls of her house.
Jessie is predeceased by 11 of her brothers and sisters, her husband, Alvin Lindstrom, four of her children, Ronald, Gary, Donna and Carl and one grand-daughter. She is survived by a brother, Jay, her three children, Ralph, Sylvia and Laurel, twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Family was very important to Jessie. She travelled to southern Alberta every year to attend the Beasley family reunions. She often also went to Idaho and Colorado to visit relatives there.
Jessie was a devoted Christian and made two pilgrimages to the Holy Land. She was a regular at the New Westminster Evangelical Free Church until ill health prevented her from attending.
The Lord is my shepherd.