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Born: Feb 22, 1928

Date of Passing: Sep 07, 2019

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February 22, 1928 - September 7, 2019

Peacefully, but unexpectedly, after 91 years of a life well-lived and well-loved, Jessie Nell Blair passed on September 7, 2019, sitting on the sofa, in her house and neighbourhood, enjoyed for 57 years.
Jessie was predeceased by loving husband John, parents, Harry and Mary, and brother Stan. She leaves to cherish her memory, beloved daughter Judith Blair, granddaughter Jaime Rosin, and son-in-law Daryl Rosin. Jessie will be sadly missed by her brother / neighbour Henry and sister-in-law Karen, many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbours, whose lives were touched by her kindness, loyalty, goodness and great attitude.
Jessie was born in Winnipeg and attended Mulvey and Gordon Bell. She excelled as a student, athlete, and the lead in her high school musicals. She sang in her church choir and Winnipeg Philharmonic.
Jessie joined the accounts department at The Bay, where she met John. They married May 12, 1951 and had many happy years together, in Winnipeg and Saskatoon. Jessie was a happy, stay at home mom devoted to Judy. She and other moms became life-long friends, many remaining in their special neighbourhood.
In the late 1960s Jessie rejoined the workforce. She spent many enjoyable years in the accounting department of the MLCC, where her intelligence, professionalism, and attention to detail shone.
After the birth of Jaime, she was "Grammy," and with John (Grandad), devotedly cared for Jaime. They proudly attended all of Jaime's volleyball and softball games, and her musicals and plays, including the Winnipeg Fringe this summer.
Jessie and John enjoyed travel to Europe, Britain, Mexico, Canada, US and Caribbean. They loved the company of family and friends. Jessie was a member of many bridge clubs, and continued to play weekly with her friends and family (whom she patiently taught). She continued to be an avid reader, crossword puzzler, Jeopardy fan and life-long learner.
Jessie was a woman of quiet, contented and abiding faith. She attended Fort Garry United Church with her neighbourhood "angels". Jessie knew that God was always with her, and at the end, she was at absolute peace and content. She was just "Goin' Home".
Services will be held Tuesday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road at Lyon. Interment will follow at Thomson "In the Park" Cemetery.
Those who wish may donate in Jessie's name to Fort Garry United Church, Siloam Mission or The Salvation Army.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • So very sorry to hear of Jessie's passing. She was a dear friend of my mother, June Arnason. They worked together for many years at the MLCC. Your sweetness and kindness will be missed. Condolences to Judy and family. - Posted by: Valerie Hardwick (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2019

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