Bessie Grace Inkster1

#15592, (1915 - 2013)
FatherWilliam Cullen Inkster1 (1882 - 1955)
MotherBessie Lydia Archer2 (1882 - 1962)
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of William Inkster
ChartsDescendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion
James Albert Inkster & Margaret, then Mary, Cullen descendants

Children of Bessie Grace Inkster and Arthur Pordham

  • Elizabeth Pordham6 (c 1940 - 2002)
  • David William Pordham7 (1954 - 1977)

Life Events

BirthBessie Grace Inkster was born on 21 Jul 1915.1
(with Parents) 1921 CensusBessie appeared on the 1921 Census of Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario with her parents. She was 5 years old.3 
MarriageShe married Arthur Pordham.1
OccupationBessie Grace Inkster was a nurse at Belleville General hospital.1 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Arthur died on 8 Jun 2003.4 
(Mentioned) ObituaryThey was mentioned in James Harvey Inkster's 2005 obituary as sister Bessie Pordham of Belleville.5 
DeathBessie died on 27 Jun 2013 in Belleville, Ontario.6

(Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, graduate 1937)

A resident of Quinte Gardens, passed away at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday June 27, 2013 in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Pordham.

Loving Mother of Don & wife Marsha of Belleville, Ted & wife Nancy of Belleville, Marion Coulter & husband Bruce of Foxboro. Predeceased by son David Pordham and daughter Elizabeth Sensenstein (surviving husband Josef of Picton).

Loved by 7 Grandchildren: Maurene, Jeffrey, Scott, Cullen, Kevin, Alison and David and many great-grandchildren.

Her family wishes to thank the Staff of Quinte Gardens and BGH-ICU for their kind care.

A Memorial Service will be held in Belleville on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Donations to Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.6
Last Edited25 Jun 2014


  1. E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer, 20 April 2005.
  2. E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer, 20 April 2005 [info supplied by Fleda Thompson Inkster from a Bible with family tree compiled by Ruby Marion Greenley Inkster].
  3. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ontario, Hastings West, SD 46, Page 13.
  4. Obituary of Arthur Pordham in Belleville Intelligencer, June 2003. viewed online.
  5. Obituary of James Harvey Inkster in Kingston Whig Standard, 29 Sept 2005.
  6. Obituary of Bessie Grace Pordham online at, accessed 31 July 2013.
  7. Death certificate of David William Pordham, died 2 June 1977, registered 10 June 1977 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #77-09-009473.