Whitney Pier

We regret to announce the passing of James ‘Jim’ Jessome, age 79, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. After a long illness, Jim passed away peacefully with his family at his side.

Born on March 9, 1940 in Sydney, Jim was the son of the late Gordon and Irene (McGee) Jessome.

Jim is survived by his wife, Beatrice (MacLennan); children, Susan (Robert) Christie, Philip (Aida), Andrew (Chrissy) and Jennifer (Chris Allen) Jessome-Allen; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Phylis (Albert) Wilkie, Marguerite MacLean, Agnes (Russell) MacLean, Maureen (David) Bobbit, Mary (Ed) Bennett; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his daughter, Catherine; brother, Terry Jessome; nephew, Russell MacLean; as well as two sisters and one brother in infancy.

Jim worked for the City of Sydney Water Department prior to his retirement. He was known to many as a kind and generous man. He loved his family, friends, outdoors, hunting, everything Cape Breton and especially fiddle music.

Jim and his family would like to thank all health care workers who had a part in helping him throughout his illness.

As per Jim’s request, cremation has taken place.

Visitation for the late James ‘Jim’ Jessome will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier. Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Pier Community Funeral Home reception area.

Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Care Centre, An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Canadian Red Cross or charity of one’s choice.

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

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Jenn; I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your whole family during this difficult time.
From:  Jena Clattenburg