It is with sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Esther Isobel (Morrison) Jessome, age 96, on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.

Born on April 16, 1926, in South Bar, Esther was the daughter of the late D.J. and Sarah (Liscomb) Morrison.

Esther is survived by her daughter, Barbara (David) Hill, Tatamagouche, NS; son, Donald (Celine) Jessome, Ottawa; grandsons, Ben (Erin-Leigh Bond) Hill, Dartmouth and Jonathan (partner, Ana) Hill, Berlin, Germany. She is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Charley and Dawsyn Bond-Hill, six nieces and two nephews.

Besides her parents, Esther was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Austin P. ‘Sam’ Jessome; brothers, Gerald (Win), Alberta, George (Helen), South Bar, and sister, Lois (Don) Matheson, Halifax.

Esther was a well-known Sydney resident who volunteered her time with IODE, Kiwanis music festivals, Children’s Cardiac clinic, and the United Baptist Church.

Visitation and Memorial service to celebrate the life of Esther Jessome, who passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022, will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier on Saturday, June 17, 2023. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with L.L.W.L. Jane Keller officiating. Interment will take place in Harbourview Cemetery, South Haven.

Donations in memory of Esther may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.

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

Online Condolences

Sincere condolences to Barb, Don, and families on Aunt Esther’s passing. Many really wonderful memories of time with her and Uncle Austin over the years. Her kindness and care were only enhanced by her brilliant sense of humor. May you find peace in your own memory of her love!
From:  Mike Corbett

Dear Barb and Donnie and you families. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother has a special place in my heart. She was a great lady. When I think of her I will see that beautiful smile.
From: Donalda MacNeil