Mrs. Jessie Margaret Baldwin was born in Charlo on March 17, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Allison George and Ethel Beatrice(Thompson) Oakes and the wife of the late Nicholas Edward Baldwin who passed away in 1984.
Jessie graduated from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing Campbellton in 1951 and was an outpost nurse with the Red Cross in several communities throughout New Brunswick for several years. She continued general nursing at the Saint John General Hospital and later became a Psychiatric Nurse at the Saint John Provincial Hospital until she moved to the department of Mental Health in 1969 as a community Nurse.
In 1973, she moved with her family to Campbellton, where she became head of Admissions at Provincial Hospital from where she retired in 1991. She was also a member of Sacred Heart RC Church in Norton, the Berwick WI and St. John Ambulance. Jessie was an advocate for the less fortunate, whether in the hospital or community setting. She was an animal magnet and took pride in having trained them to come to her door to be fed, whether it be the neighbors dog, a bird, or other wild animals.
Jessie has left her signature etched in the hearts of her six children: John and his wife Bev of Ottawa, Curtis and his wife Diane of Rothesay, Steve and his wife Barb of Maisonnette, Annie of Prince Edward County On, Nick and his wife Carolyn of Fredericton and Margaret of Campbellton, her two remaining sisters: Grace Sellick of Arizona and Barb Cool and her husband David of Quispamsis and on her brother Jim Oakes of BC., her sister-in-law Grace Oakes of Cartier, ON. her brother-in-law Carl “Mac” MacLeod and his wife Opal of Tennessee, 10 grandchildren: Kathleen Beaumont and her husband Mark, Allison Baldwin and her husband Justin Morash, Christopher Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Rachel Corbett, Sarah Baldwin-Stevens and her husband Ben, Tara Fenwick and her husband Mark, Tasha McGinnis and her husband Brad, Erin Atyeo, Nicholas Baldwin and Geoffrey Baldwin; 18 great grandchildren: Emily, Henry, Zoey and Wyatt, Connor, Matthew, Joe, Logan, Erika, MaryEllen, Astrid, Isaiah, Simon, Ethan, Alexys, Abigail, Alexis, Malcolm and Wilder; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jessie is also predeceased by her sisters: Patricia MacLeod and Joyce Oakes, her brothers: Ellerton, Al, Delbert and George Oakes, her grandson, Michael; her daughter-in-law, MaryEllen; her sisters-in-law, Vera Oakes, Barbara Oakes and by her nephew, Mark MacLeod.
Mrs. Jessie Baldwin of Parkland Shannex in Saint John formerly of Sussex and Campbellton passed away at her residence in her 91styear on January 4th 2022.
Due to covid restrictions, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date, with the internment in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Campbellton. Donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick 403 Regent Street, Suite 202. Fredericton, NB E3B 3X6 or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.