Bess Payne

Payne- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia on Wednesday March 3, 2021. Bessie “Bess” Marguerite Payne, age 91 years formerly of Corunna. Beloved wife of the late Edward Payne (2018). Loving mother of Gary Payne and Murray Payne and his wife Chris all of Sarnia and Dennis Payne and his wife Irene of Corunna. Treasured grandmother of Janice, Brian, Stephanie, Bradley, Jacob, Erica and Adrienne and great-grandmother of Meghan, Erin, Aria, Eric, Kezia and Isaac. Much loved sister of George (Dorothy) Vail, John Vail and Howard Vail. Bess was predeceased by; her grandson, Ryan (1983); her parents, Vidal and Gladys Vail; her sister, Virginia Menzies and by her sister-in-laws, Marion Vail and Marlene Vail. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Vision Nursing Home for their compassion and care shown to Bess during her time spent there. Due to current COVID restrictions the family will be holding a private funeral service at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory along with social distancing. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Corunna United Church or to the Salvation Army. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation.


Corunna United Church Salvation Army

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held.

10 thoughts on “Bess Payne”

  1. Wayne and Karen Goodman

    Dennis and family,

    We are saddened to hear that your mom has passed. Wayne has many memories of your family and his that transpired over many many years. Know that we are thinking about you all . Cherish the memories and keep them close to your heart.

  2. Claire Therrien

    My deepest condolences to the Payne family: Gary, Murray, and Dennis and their families for their loss.

  3. Isabel and Robert Smith

    Our sincere condolences in the passing of your Mother.
    Bess was always appreciative of our visits and enjoyed remembering times when she helped out in the church kitchen

  4. Jean and Gary Burns

    Dennis, Irene and family.

    So sorry to hear of your mother's (grandmother)(Bessie's) passing. She was a wonderful lady and I am sure you will miss her dearly. Dennis, my mother and father thought the world of your parents. Gary and I are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

    The Burns Family

  5. To Dennis, Irene and all the Payne Family
    I was saddened to learn of Bess' death.

    What a long life she had!

    It was a pleasure to have met her and Ed and shared evenings and events with them as members our Imperial Oil Annuitants Club.

    Thinking of all of you, Janis

  6. Garry,Murray,Dennis and families
    Heather and I are very sorry for your loss.I have lots of good memories from Bentinck St.when we were kids growing up and your Mom and Dad are a part of those memories.

    Sincerely Doug

  7. Bob and Marilyn johnson

    We are so sad to hear of bess passing. We had so much fun with your dad and mom camping. They loved coming to Florida for the winter with us. Just great friends over the years. They loved their family. Bless you all. Bob and Marilyn .

  8. Peter and Bonnie Humble

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Payne family. Take care So sorry for your loss.

    Peter and Bonnie

  9. Murray and Chris,
    I was sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Cherish the memories from your many years with her. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  10. Sharon and Andy Mooser

    Dear Dennis and Irene. We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful, quiet spoken lady. I remember she told us how Ed and her would have their lunch together every day on their swing in the backyard. They had so many wonderful years together, traveling the continent, and they were so proud of their grandchildren. Sorry that covid prevents you from getting lots of hugs, but please know we are thinking about you.

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