Mary Alice (Hayes) Jessome

Born: Sat., May 10, 1941
Died: Mon., Apr. 8, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d'Or

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May 10, 1941 – April 8, 2019
Sydney Forks

It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary “Alice” (Hayes) Jessome, 77, Sydney Forks, Cape Breton, on April 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Mary Emeline (Doyle) Hayes and Roderick Emmett Hayes of Lower River Inhabitants.  Our grief is tempered by her faith and our belief that she is with the Lord.
She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Thomas Jessome; son, Glenn (Jane) Jessome of Halifax; daughters, Laura Lee (James) Campbell of Dartmouth and Sherry Lynn (Allan) Campbell of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Caleigh, Benjamin, Colton, Landon, Chad and Caleb; brother, Daniel Hayes; sisters, Clara Hopper, Winnie (Jim) Mills, Donna Hayes; and sister-in-law, Gloria Hayes.
Predeceased by her parents, her sister, Mary Agnes in infancy; brothers, Sandy Hayes and Roddie J. Hayes; brother-in-law, Arthur Hopper and sisters-in-law, Jean Hayes and Helen Hayes.
Alice began her life time love affair after meeting her partner, Bill, while she was teaching school in Mill Creek.  Everyone who knew them had the joy of witnessing a marriage of such love, commitment and devotion that spanned 55 amazing years. Alice and Bill resided in Sydney Forks each winter, but once the weather warmed they could be found at their treasured summer place in Mill Creek.  The simple things were enjoyed so much by Alice; like a good bingo game or an escape to the casino with her good friends.  Above everything, family was what mattered to Alice, especially her children and grandchildren.
A special thanks to the care teams that supported Alice to leave us on her terms with such dignity and grace, to the An Cala palliative care staff and volunteers and Dr. Carol Critchley.  We will be forever grateful.
Visitation for Alice Jessome will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main Street, Sydney Mines.  The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30 am in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. A celebration of Alice’s life will be held at the Florence Legion, 610 Bras d'Or - Florence Road, Florence, following the Mass. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at

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   Posted Thu April 11, 2019

Joan McCarthy
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
My deepest Condolences to the Hayes and Jessome Families God blessYou all Alice was such a beautiful Person

Dan Hayes, Edmonton Alberta
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences

R.I.P Aunt Alice

Donna Marie Hayes
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Rest in complete and blissful peace, my dear sister. Heaven has received another angel. Love always, Your sister.

Michelle McClair
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Our thoughts have been with you and all your Family Laura Lee.
Sending you peace and love in abundance.
Your Scotia Square Head Shoppe Family

Joyce and Greg mailman
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
We are very saddened to hear of Alice's passing, our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Our condolences to Laura Lee and all the family.

Owen & Dorothy Marsh
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Bill and Family, just read Alice's obituary on-line, so sorry for your loss. Our prays are with you now and next Wednesday.

Heather Delo
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss . My thoughts and love go out to all of you . Xoxox

Lloyd & Kathy McCready
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Condolences to Bill and family on the passing of Alice. Was very glad to see you both on our trip to Cape Breton several years ago.

Karen (MacAdam) Morrison
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Jessome family! Laura Lee your mom was an amazing lady!!! Sending my love and prayers!! Karen (MacAdam) Morrison

Colin Pearo
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
My sincere condolences, such a hard part of life to endure, know your in my thoughts.

I like this analogy:
I am standing on the seashore. A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, "She is gone." Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all; she is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone," there are others who are watching her coming,and other voices take up the glad shout, "There she comes

Love Colin

Kevin McNamara
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Jesse family as well as to Danny, Clara, Winnie and Donna. Alice will be in my prayers as well as each of you

ken brown
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Laura Lee and family .please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences with the passing of your dear mother Alice. Your family always made us feel so special and welcome in Cape Breton. May God bless you all at this sad time. Leslie and Kenny Brown

George and Arlene Lee
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Our condolences yo you and your family Laura Lee .
Thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace.

Ed and Judy McCready
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss Bill and family..When Alice first began teaching in Mill Creek she stayed with us for a year. She became like an older sister to Lloyd and I and provided us with many fond memories. There were a few tricks played and we also were a couple of torments on occasion..

Grace (Doyle)Robertson.
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
My sincere condolences to Alice’s family Danny ,Clara,Winnie,and Donna. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ,at this difficult time. rest in piece Alice.

Graham Pierce
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Bill and Family, So sorry for your loss. Alice was a lovely person and a wonderful teacher. Graham Pierce, Halifax

Alan and Cathy Brown
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. We are thinking of all of you at this sad time and sending you much love and hugs. xo
Al and Cathy

Agnes [Doyle] Fougere of River Bourgeois N.S
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Bill, Glenn, Sherry Lynn, Laura Lee, Grandchildren, Danny, Clara ,Winnie and Donna.
We were sorry to hear about Alice's passing .Know that our thoughts and prayers are with
you all at this difficult time. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
We met Alice and Bill a few times in Sydney,She always had a smile and kind word.I am
Alice's cousin [Eddie Dan's daughter] and I grow up in Whiteside.

Agnes [Doyle] Fougere and Family

Cynthia Hellsten
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Dear Glenn,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
Cynthia Hellsten

Frances LeBlanc
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Bill,Laura-Lee,Glenn and family-I'm truely saddened to hear of Alice's passing. My memories of her up on MountainView Dr. I will always cherish,from her fantastic cooking to her beautiful blue eyes and infectious smile . Heaven has a true gem. Love to all Frances LeBlanc(Morrison)
God saw you were getting tired,And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you,And whispered,"Come to Me"
As tearful eyes watched you,And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,We could not make you stay.
A Golden heart stopped beating.
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us ,He only takes the best.

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