1. Undertaken as a Millennium joint project between the UJA (Va'ad Ha'ir), the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society and the Carleton University Jewish Studies Program. See Ottawa Jewish Bulletin July 24, 2000.
Telegraph Journal, August 17, 2005
Selby, Bessie F. - The death of Bessie Freda (Ware) Selby, of Germain Street, Saint John, N.B., wife of the late Lewis Selby, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Ware. Bessie was well known for her cooking show 'Cooking with Bessie' on CHSJ, she was a frequent personality on Morningside on CBC Radio and was a founding member of the barbershop ladies choir, Sea Belles.
Bessie worked along with her husband at the family business, Princess Dress Shop on Union Street for many years. She was also an active member of the Sisterhood of the Congregation Shaarei Zedek Synagogue. She had a love of gardening, cooking and music.
Survived by three sons; Michael Selby (Juanita) of Hornby Island, B.C., Sanford Selby of Saint John and Robert Selby of Quispamsis, N.B., one step-son; Allen Selby of Fredericton, N.B. and one granddaughter Shoshanah Selby.
Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Brenan's Chapel. Interment will take place in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Romero House Soup Kitchen would be appreciated by the family.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 2006.43.17. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Kashetsky-Michelson - F4. Additional notes: Mrs. Lewis Selby