Emerson Jessome

Born: Sun., Sep. 29, 1940
Died: Mon., Jul. 8, 2019

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Jul. 13, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or

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Emerson Edward Jessome
Mill Creek

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and amazing friend, Emerson Jessome, 78, who passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Bras d’Or on September 29, 1940, he was the son of the late Elias and Ester Jessome.
Emerson was the first Vice Charter Member the Bras d’Or Florence and area Kinsmen. He was a business manager of Local 1588 Carpenters. His first job was on the Great Lakes at age 16. He was a board member of the Bras d’Or Co-op.
Emerson had his own business; Bras d’Or Win-Dor Jessome’s Contracting and Supplies. He was a member and president of the Bras d’Or Senior’s and Pensioners Club for 5 years. Emerson was also the president of the Cape Breton Council of Senior’s and Pensioners for 5 years as well. He was on the Board of Directors of Community Links for 6 years. Emerson was a hockey player with the Bras d’Or Lakers, a ball played with the Bras d’Or Combines, amateur boxer, and very active in Matt Talbot Retreats.
Emerson believed that volunteering is good for the community. “All the Senior’s Clubs run on volunteers. If there were no volunteers, there would be no clubs. Without them, there would be a lot of isolated seniors.” “There will always be people who give and people who take. From what I’ve seen in my life, the people who give are always so much happier than the people who take.” Emerson was a happy man.
Emerson is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Lenora, daughters Ona (Frank), Norie (Donnie), Adean (Brad), and Rachael (Alex), sons Emmie (Sandra), and Elias. Also left to mourn are his brothers Wilfred (Georgina), and Danny (Chris), sisters Ester (Duke), Janice, Denise (Wayne), and Ella (Auley), grandchildren Kayla (Ash), Gary (Katie),Jillian, Dylan, Erika and Mila, and great-grandchildren Parker and Ivy, many nieces and nephews, and so many friends, especially his very best friends, Dennis Jessome and Charlie Reardon.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Robs and Elias, brother-in-law Jackie, sister-in-law Beverly, and grandson John Edward.
The family would like to thank Palliative Care, VON, nurses and doctors, friends who visited, too many to mention. A very special thank you to daughter Adean, who took care of him at home, and granddaughter Erika, his special nurse. Thank you also to the ALS Society for all their help in making Dad’s time at home more manageable and comfortable.
At Emerson’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Emerson’s life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10:30 am in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Emerson’s memory may be made to An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, or St. Joseph Church Fund. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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cynthia berezuk
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Lenora and family....Sorry to hear this sad news....Hugs and God Bless you all....Sincerely Cynthia xo

janice mcinnis
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Love you my brother;;xoxo

Blair Kasouf
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. I will not be in area @ funeral date.

   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss.He was a great man I'm so greatful I had him in my life.Rest Easy.

Lorna and Derrick fredericks
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Lenora and her children and their families at this time our thoughts and prayers are with you all 🤗🤗🤗

Eileen Addicott
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
I hold only good memories of this good man. We are better people having known him. He will be sadly missed, but forever alive in our hearts and memories. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Lenora and family.
Goodbye for now Uncle Emerson, I will be praying for you until we meet again.

With all our love,
Eileen, Cody, Jordan and Adam

Jean (Joseph) Mac Neil
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Sorry for your loss Lenora .Prayers and condolences to all the family

Richard/Lisa Kusiewicz and family
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Deepest condolences from the Kusiewicz family to all of the Jessomes. Very sorry for your loss Lenora. It looks like he was very well liked and respected in your community. He will be missed by all but not forgotten. In our prayers
Richard and Lisa K

Theresa & Glen MacLeod & Family
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Dear Aunt Lenora & Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences. How I will remember Uncle Emerson is that he was very funny and he was never without that smiley grin. He will be sadly missed by you and his family.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
Theresa, Glen & Family

Colleen King
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Dear Ella and Family; So saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved brother. A truly dedicated man who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Cherish the memories you have of him they will ease some of your sorrow. Hugs Hon

Nancy & Chantel LeBlanc and Bernie Mac Neil
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Our deepest condolences to all the Family. So sorry for your loss. Such a sad time. Gone but not forgotten. Cherish your many wonderful memories. Take care

Linda Garnier
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
My condolences to all the family! May your memories carry you forward and give you peace and happiness!

Tammy Cox
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

John Currie
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Hi Lenora and the family..
Please accept our profound sympathy re: the death of my friend Emerson. He was easily one of the busiest guys I knew. Not only was in a lot of organizations but he was a leader in them as well. Did a lot of good for a lot of people.
He’s probably doing the same where he is now.
Deepest sorrow...Johnnie and Kate

   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Walmart employee in Charlottetown, So sorry to hear about your father. God Bless All your family, keep Faith and Strength.

Nancy J Young
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Dear Aunt Lenora,

So many years, so many memories have been forgotten; but this niece remembers Uncle Em. Remember the drive around the Cabot Trail, his 'little black book, trips to Toronto, and welcoming Dad, Mom and me as overnight guests. Thank you, Aunt Lenora, for sharing your husband with me. Know that he rests, at peace.

Joanne and Patrick Trainor
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Sending our sincere condolences to all of Emerson's family and friends. No words can ease your pain but we pray you draw strength from one another to get you through the days ahead. You have so many wonderful memories that are filled with love and laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. GOD bless and keep you Emerson.

Frank & Anna Martin
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Dear Lenora & Family:
We were very sorry to hear about Emerson,s passing. We will say some prayers to help you get through such a difficult time in your lives.
May God Bless
Frankie & Anna

David G. Holland
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
To Emerson's Wife and Family. Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. Knew Emerson for quite a few years. Always smiling and showing a positive spirit. Great loss to the Community ,as well. R.I.P. loyal & trusted servant. May strength be granted to ALL.

Sheila Buffett
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Norie,Jillian Gary and Family..Sending heartfely sympathy,and love on the loss of your Father and Grandfather..Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.. God Bless..

Alma Johnston-Tynes
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
To Lenora and family, The Federation of Senior Citizens and Pensioners of Nova Scotia offer our heartfelt sympathies to you at this time upon the passing of our dear friend Emersom Jessome. He will be sadly missed by many for love and support for all. May you be comforted in knowing that others care. May the love and comfort of God surround your family and keep you safe. Remember all the good times you had together.
Alma Johnston-Tynes, President

Charles and Clare Oldford
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Lenora and family, we were saddened to hear of Emerson’s passing. You both were so kind to us when we opened our greenhouses. We will keep you all in our prayers and May God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

Yves Laplante
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
To the Jessome family, we are sorry to hear of Emerson Jessome passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as you are going through your process of grieving. May our lord comfort you and your family during this time.

Yves & Evelyn Laplante

Stephen Long
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
He will be sadly missed by his community, friends and family - RIP Emerson

Peggy and Jackie Macdonnell
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Lenora and family we r so sorry to hear of Emersons death we offer prayers for everyone. God Bless

Evelyn (Carey) Gardiner
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Lenora and family, so sorry to hear of Emerson’s passing. My sincere condolences to everyone.

Stephanie and Stan MacDonald
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Adean, Mrs. Jessome , and entire Jessome family,
So very sorry to read about your dad Adean. Stan and I send our condolences to you, your mom, Brad, Erika,Dylan and the rest of the Jessome families.
Know he’s in a better place and at peace. Adean you did a wonderful job of looking after him the last few years and in the days and weeks ahead that will bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you , God bless.

April and Bob Taylor
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
To the most amazing family I know. We are so deeply sorry to hear the passing of Emerson. We think a lot of your parents. Always so kind and giving. Our hearts, love and prayers are with you all at this heartbreaking time. Xo💔💔

Clarence Prince
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Lenora and family. Emerson was a great fellow. He was a community leader and a strong advocate for volunteerism. He certainly was a doer and not a follower. Cherish the many wonderful memories you have of him in the days ahead.
Clarence Prince; Judy Shebib and family

Jennifer Craig
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Sincere sympathies to Lenora and family on the passing of Emerson. I remember him as a lovely gentleman and both he and Lenora were a pleasure to have as clients. My prayers are with you all.

Jennifer Craig.
Retired Co-operators Agent
North Sydney

Adrian and Gloria Blinkhorn
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Lenora and family our prayers are with you on your loss. Hugs to all

Shauna and Joe Mills
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss Norie our prayers are with you and your family

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