Whitney Pier
It is with profound sadness that we the family announce the passing of our husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Robert ‘Rob’ Anthony Jessome. Rob passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. 

On Nov. 27, 1960, Robert was born and raised in Whitney Pier. He was the son of the late Leo and Tilly (Kennedy) Jessome.

Rob worked at the former Sydney Steel, the Sydney Environment Resources Ltd and most recently was Project Supervisor with Nova Scotia Lands. He was very passionate with regards to his work. Some of the main projects included the Pier Heritage Trail, the cleanup and redevelopment of Trenton Works site, redevelopment of the former Bowater Mersey Paper Company and he oversaw the MV Miner cleanup site on Scatarie Island.

Rob considered all of his co-workers his friends. He was a member of the St. Alban’s Church and played an active role in the parish council. He loved the Montreal Canadien hockey team, especially when they beat Toronto. There was nothing more important to Rob than his family. He cherished every moment with them and had a special place in his heart for his memories of Red Islands and Johnstown.

Rob is survived by his loving wife, Karen (MacDonald) and his precious girls, Nicole and Danielle; sister, Lee Ann (Bobby) MacDonald; niece, Erin (Ben) and their son, Leo.  He is also survived by his brother, Ken; brother-in-law, Allan (Pam) and their daughter, Jillian; sister-in-law, Gen (Billy) and their son, Cody; sister-in-law, Beverly; mother-in-law, Marie Young and step- mother-in-law, Cecelia MacDonald. Rob is also survived by a large extended family.

Besides his parents, Rob was predeceased by his father in-law, Allan MacDonald.

Visitation for the late Robert ‘Rob’ Anthony Jessome will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 6-9 p.m. Memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. in St. Alban’s Anglican Church with Rev. Myrna MacMullin and Jackie Warren concelebrating.  A reception following the service will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rob may be made to St. Alban’s Building Fund, Cape Breton Cancer Center Comfort Fund or the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Lee, Ken and Erin;

I was so sorry and shocked to read about Rob's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss..He will be missed..
From:  Cathie

To Lee, Ken and Family, I'm in shock and disbelief. My deepest sympathy on the passing of Rob. My hearts breaks for you. He was a good man and will be missed. Hugs
From:  Cathie Jessome

Erin and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of a truly great husband and father.
From:  Josh MacDonald

Karen, Nicole and Danielle: I am currently out of the country and was shocked when I read of Rob's passing on Nicole's face book page. When I worked with Rob at the CBDC Carbogel plant I remember him as one of the nicest guys I ever worked with. It was a pleasure to continue to know him once he met and married you Karen. I totally enjoyed my Christmas time visits with your family. I'm sorry that distance and other circumstances ended that but you were always in my mind. My heart breaks for you. You and Rob will certainly be in my prayers.
From:  Greg Carrigan

Dear Karen, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. We had the opportunity to met Rob last summer, which we are both grateful for. Take care of yourself and your girls.
From:  Mike & Cathy Daye

Karen and family- Sincere condolences Karen. I am very sorry for your loss. Rob was a wonderful man. I will keep you in my prayers Karen.
From:  Elaine Evely