Jessup, E Jean Langley, B.C.
Jessup – E. Jean Jessup (Ross) passed away peacefully at the Cedar Hill Centre, Langley Memorial Hospital on January 10, 2008, after a month of deteriorating health at the age of 90 years. It is with immense sadness that we mourn her loss. She, like her loving husband before her, maintained her dignity and gentle spirit until the end. Jean was predeceased by her husband and constant companion of 58 years, James Howard Jessup in 2004 and by her brothers Philip, Gerald, Henry and Harold Ross and her sister Margaret Arnot. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her daughter June (Rick) Harker; her son Barry (Julienne) Jessup, her grandchildren Shawn McCaffrey, Taryn (Steve) Musgrave, Danielle (Tom) Marchant, Nicole and Stephanie Jessup; her great-grandchildren Ben Musgrave and Jake Marchant; her sister-in-laws Frances Ross, Dorothy (Toots) Blackbeard and Dorothy Jessup; and many close and loved relatives. Jean was born to George and Rose Ross near the family farm (S.E. 20-25-14 W2M) at Enid, Saskatchewan on June 27, 1917. She grew up there, attending a one room school, eventually being taught by her future sister-in-law, Laura (Henry) Ross and then went to Winnipeg for her Registered Nurse’s training in 1938. She moved to Vancouver in 1941 and waited for her fiancé, Jim, to return from a 5-year military service overseas. They were married on July 4, 1946 and lived in the Vancouver area for the rest of their lives. Jean nursed at the Vancouver General Hospital, the Surrey Memorial Hospital and finally was the Head Nurse at the then newly opened Extended Care Facility at Surrey Memorial. Family was of the utmost importance to her and she made it a priority to help and serve those in need. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the nurses, support staff and residents of the Cedar Hill Centre for their care and attention in the recent few months and for the excellent companionship provided by “Home Instead Senior Care”. Also, the care and friendship of the staff and residents during the prior three years spent at the Oddfellows Seniors Residence in Newton was most appreciated. By Jean’s request there will be no memorial service; however, there will be a quiet remembrance at Valley View Funeral Home on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM. We hope and pray that she will be remembered as she lived, with decency, caring and compassion. In lieu of flowers, any donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be most appreciated. Her ashes will be placed beside her loving Jim in the Last Supper Garden, Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 – 72nd Ave. Surrey, B.C.
Valley View Funeral Home