It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jessie on Sunday, May 30, 2004. Devoted Mom, Grandma, Sister, Auntie, Daughter and Friend. Jessie’s courageous battle with cancer ended peacefully at her home in Abbotsford, B.C. in the care of dearly loved ones.
Jessie was born the second of five children to Iola and John McLean in Burnaby, B.C. on December 12, 1938. She married Murray Tebbutt, who predeceased her in 1984. They settled in East Vancouver where Jessie gave birth to three boys who were the center and joy of her life to the end. Jessie spent countless hours at Hockey rinks, baseball fields and swimming pools watching her sons and grandchildren play. She also spent many years enthusiastically volunteering at Hastings Minor Hockey and Hastings Baseball Association. Jessie’s second career consisted of twenty-two years of distinguished service at Van City Savings Credidt Union. At Van City she won numerous sales awards, but more importantly made many close friends, of co-workers and members, through her professionalism and her deep caring for the well being of others. Although Jessie loved to travel, her favourite place in the world was her cabin at Birch Bay, WA where she loved to host her family and friends. All those who loved Jessie feel blesseed that she gave us many memories to cherish and a shining example to follow. Jessie will always be with us.
Jessie is survived by her mother, Iola, her three sons; Bruce (Patti), Michael (Ginny), David (Susie), grandchildren; Chelsea, Sara, Michael, Courtney, Taylor, Ryan, MacGregor (Mac), Maddison (Maddy) and Montgomery (Monty), her siblings; Duncan (Beverly), Daphne (Jack), Allan (Joy) and Margaret (Doug), nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Service to be held at the Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 Hazel Street, Abbotsford, B.C. at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2004. For those desiring, donations for Aids in Africa can be made to Gladwin Heights United Church, Beads of Hope Fund, 3474 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7A6
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