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ISAACS – Jessie Maggie

Jessie Maggie (Peters) Isaacs passed away on March 12, 2011 at home surrounded by family at the age of 100 years.

Jessie was born and raised in Trochu Alberta to William (Bill) and Maggie Glennie (Walker) Peters. She worked on the family homestead until moving to Calgary in 1930 where she met and married James Bretton Isaacs from Burin Newfoundland in 1935. Jessie and Jim had three children before his passing in 1943. In addition to her husband, Jessie was predeceased by her sister Lil, brothers Duncan and Arthur, her half brothers Beverly and Gordan and son-in-law Danny Copithorne.

Jessie will be remembered as a hard working magnificent lady whose sense of humour and unstoppable spirit were as vibrant as her unforgettable red hair. Above all Jessie loved her family and worked hard to provide for them until her retirement in 1975. She was an active volunteer with the Grace Presbyterian Church and the Royal Purple. She enjoyed puttering in her garden, following her beloved chuckwagon races, playing cards with family and friends and keeping everyone’s cupboards full of her famous baking.

Jessie leaves behind a legacy of love. She is proudly survived by her children: Fran Copithorne, Robert (Jeannette) Isaacs and J.B. ”Bev” (Wendy) Isaacs; her nine grandchildren: Karen, Brett, Todd (Frankie), Scott (Jen), Jodie (Matt), Tammy (Brian), Jason (Julie), Tanya and Robin (Dave); and her sixteen great grandchildren: Jaime, Connor, Mackenzie, Bayley, Riley, Avery, Hayden, Katie, Mason, Sarah, Nicholas, Hudson, Madelyn, Abigail Jessie, Thomas and Alexander . The family would like to thank her dear friends who brightened Jessie’s last days with their calls and visits. We would also like to thank all of the wonderful staff of Palliative Home Care, Wecare and Dr. Delee Rohatinsky for taking such great care of “Grams.”

100 years of life well lived will be celebrated at a Memorial Service for Jessie at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15 Ave S.W.) on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Jessie’s memory may be made to Stars Air Ambulance and the Salvation Army. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Jessie Isaacs, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. I was so sorry to hear of Jessies’ passing. My late husband Bill and I met Jessie and Lois at the chuckwagon races in Calgary and lost quite a few nickles to her astute picking of the winning wagon! We shared a lot of giggles and stories. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Kate Dyment

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  2. Lee Thompson :

    Fran, Liz and I would like you and Bev to know that you are in our prayers and we are thinking of you at this time of your loss. Your mother had a grand life and Liz will always remember going to the Chucks with the two of you.
    Love from us both, Lee and Liz

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  3. Don and Nell Jacques :

    Fran and Family :

    Another loss for your beautiful family. We are so sorry.
    I only met Jessie a few times but was so impressed with her attitude….her determination and her wonderful personality. What a wonderful lady.
    We are sure your family will have many, many wonderful memories of this remarkable lady.
    Nell and I send our warmest

    Don ( Jacques )

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  4. Marjorie Lowe :

    What a wonderful women Jessie was. Her and I were great friends My birthday fell on April 1st and her’s fell on April 2nd. I was invoved with her in the Royal Purple for forty some years. I hadn’t seen her the last couple of years but always inquired about her, Me and my husband Sean would like to offer our thoughts and prayers FOR the family and how happy I was to know Jessie Isaacs

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  5. Beth and Paul Bennett :

    Paul and I are so sorry to have missed the funeral. We have many fond thoughts of Jessie, and our prayers are with her and her family.

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  6. Darlene Hembreiker, Linda, Nicole :

    Dear Bev, Wendy, Fran, Rob:
    Love and prayers to all of you from us in California. We heard the funeral was lovely and your mum would be proud.
    Looking forward to visiting with you this summer.
    Dar, Linda, and Nicole.

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