In - Always in our hearts

  • Barb Olmstead lit a candle on 11/07/2011:
    "It is hard to believe that a year has passed since Ian's death. I will always remember his huge smile and quirky laugh. I hope Carol, that you and your girls are doing ok."

  • debbie fraser lit a candle on 11/08/2011:
    "hard to believe it is a year today, you are dearly missed Ian, Carol Anne remember Clayton and I are always here for you day or night"

  • Cathy Doody lit a candle on 11/07/2011:
    "It has been a year since you left us Ian. Still can't believe that you are not here. Think about you often and you are in our hearts and thoughts constantly. We miss you. Phil and Cathy. RIP Ian Jessome. You are greatly missed and loved."


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  • 1971

    Was able to convince the U.S.S.R. to permit the 1972 Russia-Canada hockey series.nw53t (April 1st, 1971)

  • 1979

    Patented design which led to the invention of the retractable syringe. (July 26th, 1979)

  • 1984

    Elected to Edmonton City Council (May 1st, 1984)

  • 1985

    Brokered an agreement that led to the eventual formation of Timer-Warner. (November 1st, 1985)

  • 1988

    Re-elected to Edmonton City Council. (March 21st, 1988)

  • 1989

    Sold his 40% stake in CNN to Ted Turner (February 1st, 1989)

  • 1990

    Resigned his seat on Edmonton City Council following his appointment as CEO & VP Baseball Operations for the Atlanta Braves baseball organization. (January 1st, 1990)

  • 1995

    Through his front office role, became a \"World Series\" champion when the Atlanta Braves won the 1995 Woeld Series. Received championship ring the following April. (October 19th, 1995)

  • 1996

    Elected to Georgia State Senate. (November 4th, 1996)

  • 1998

    Resigned his State Senate seat and returned to Edmonton. (November 4th, 1998)

  • 2000

    Was a losing candidate in the race for mayor of Edmonton, Alberta. (October 1st, 2000)

  • 2003

    Almost 13 years to the day he resigned his Edmonton council seat, he defeated 18 other candidates, polling 62% to regain his seat. (May 1st, 2003)

  • 2007

    Did not re-offer in the Edmonton municipal election, officially calling an end to his long career in politics. (May 1st, 2007)