In Memoriam.ca - Always in our hearts

  • Terrilyn Nugent lit a candle on 11/08/2011:
    "Thoughts are with you and the girls Carol along with Ian's brother's and sisters. Ian was a great guy and he will always be remembered. Hugs to you all.."

  • Bev Keel lit a candle on 11/08/2011:
    "It's hard to believe a year has gone by. I think of the woderful visit we had with you all that July, we talk about it often and are so glad we made the trip. Ian had gone to out-patients with pain in his back but being the trouper he was showed us such such a great time and never complained. Little did we all know what was ahead for him. He was such a wonderful husband and father, you have wonderful memories to hold onto. Know that we are here for you always! Wishing we could be with you today! Love and hugs from here! xoxoxo"

  • Natasha Harris lit a candle on 11/07/2011:
    "Its had to believe its almost a year since I lost such a great uncle. Not a day goes by without me thinking of you or something reminds me of you. You were always a great help if I needed something or had a question but you always said "your a smart girl & you can do it, always go with your first instinct". I listened to you because you always led me in the right direction with good advice. I cant thank you enough for everything you done from the day I moved to Fort McMurray. Love and miss you always and I wish you were here to meet Parker because I just know he would love you. RIP always. xoxo"

About him

Robert Ian Jessome

Robert Ian Jessome

Born: November 19th, 1959

Passed on: November 8th, 2010

Ian (Robert) Jessome As Ian Jessome would say, "Love comes in two forms: smiles and tears." With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Ian Jessome. Ian passed away November 8, 2010 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Ian is survived by the love of his life for 27 years, Carol Jessome (Reashor) and his two daughters Danielle and Krystal. Ian is survived by his brothers and sisters Barbara, Wayne (Cindy), Darrell, Earl, Shaun (Shelley), Tena Marie (Dave), Angeline (Lawrence) and Brad. Besides his parents Christena and Stephen Francis Jessome; Ian was predeceased by sisters, Patrice and Pamela. After leaving his hometown of Florence, Nova Scotia, he started his new life in Fort McMurray at the age of seventeen. He made a name for himself working within the oilsands construction industry for 27 years. "Married" to his job, but kept in line by his wife, Ian was constantly on-call and gave many their start in the oilsands industry. The family would like to recognize the many notes of appreciation received from across the country since Ian's passing. Ian lived life gauged not by stature, nor size - he may not have been a large man but he was a man whose spirit was larger than life. Like his grandfather, Ian was a magnet to all kids, delighting in the fun and energy they brought to him and he to them, as he was a big kid himself. In any crowd his laugh was contagious. He was known for never hiding an ounce of his personality, whether that was words of wisdom or his not so subtle nudge to get a rise out of people. In either way it was never meant with malice or anything but the best intent. A celebration of Ian's life will be held at St. John's Church, 5 Hospital Street, Fort McMurray, on Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 10:00 am. A reception will follow in the basement of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200-325 Manning Road NE, Calgary AB, T2E 2P5.