Essie was born Oct. 2, 1917 in Manchester, UK and died Aug. 25, 2004 in Abbotsford, BC.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Jim Ford, son Lincoln (Leslie), daughter Christine Lamb (David) and granddaughters Sarah and Naomi Ford.
Essie passed away peacefully at home in the presence of Lincoln and Leslie. At Essie’s request, a family-only remembrance service will be held. Donations made in Essie’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.