July 27, 1909 - July 19, 2012 On Thursday, July 19, at New Orchard Lodge, Ottawa. Jessie, who always considered her life blessed, passed away eight days before her 103rd birthday. Born in Montreal, she was predeceased by her husband, Percy "Mac", and her sons Kent (Kellie) and Stephen, and her siblings Robert, Murray, Betty and James. Jessie is survived by her daughters Carole (the late Jacques Desormeaux) and Joy (the late Bill Bovey); also grandchildren Paul, Peter, Philippe, David and Christina Desormeaux; Gregory, Lauren and Jennifer McDonell; Duncan and Alasdair Gillis; and 21 great-grandchildren. Friends may pay respects at McEvoy Shields Funeral home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd. on Sunday, July 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Church, 1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville, followed by burial in Montreal. In memoriam donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
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Published in The Gazette on July 21, 2012