Golda Beckstead, a lifetime resident of the Morrisburg area, died on Mon., Aug. 19, 2002 at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She was 76.
She was the beloved wife of the late John Beckstead (1990), whom she married on Nov. 28, 1945 in Heckston United Church. She was the loving mother of Arnold of Prescott, Carman (Eva) of Brockville, Carl of Brockville, Retha (Leonard) McConville of Hamilton, Kelvin (Faye) of Prescott and Gary at home. She will be fondly remembered by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dear sister of Sam (Marie) Cowan of Prescott, Muriel (Ron) Molton of Lyndhurst, Doris Rupert of Prescott, Yvonne Cowan of Morrisburg and Eileen (Ted) Hunter of Domville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Robert and brothers Keith and Orval Cowan.
Mrs. Beckstead was born on Sept. 17, 1925 in Matilda Township to the late James and Elsie May Cowan (nee Wallace).
She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Community Family Church of Iroquois. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved cooking and baking.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Funeral service was held at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois on Thurs., Aug. 22 with Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Gogolin officiating. Interment at Dundela Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kevin Hunter, Evan Cowan, John Sabourin, Lorne Strader, Bert Smail and Brian Rupert.