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Jessie Isabel Gray
- November 19, 2017
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Jessie passed away peacefully on a beautiful Sunday morning, surrounded by all of her sons and daughters, at Oliver Lodge where she had resided for the last two years. Jessie was the youngest in the family born to William and Christina Frame and was raised on a farm near Lacadena, Saskatchewan. She received her education at the Lacadena School and trained to become a teacher. After teaching for a number of years, she married Ernie Gray on June 29, 1946. Together, over the next sixty years, they developed a lifelong love of the farm and raised their family. Jessie was very involved in her community and active in a number of organizations. These included the Lacadena Farm Womens Club, figure skating clubs, 4H clubs, history book committees and the United Church where she played organ and provided leadership for the choir for many years. She and Ernie travelled quite extensively where they met many new friends and renewed acquaintances with family members in Scotland. Jessie particularly enjoyed quilting, Bronco hockey games, and all the farm animals. Eventually as retirement approached, they began to move to Saskatoon for the winter months and enjoyed condo living at Heritage Green.
Jessie is survived by her children, Don (Cheryl) Gray, Margaret (Art) Erickson, Darrell (Linda) Gray, Sharon (Murray) Ferguson and Rhonda (John) MacDonald . She was most proud of her grandchildren Carrie (Darryl) Hnatiw, Lesley (Dion) Grimard, Nadine (Dylan) Sather, Amanda (Trent) Smalley, Lana (Chris) Tanner, Melany (Leigh) Pickford, Randi (Kent) Mortenson, Jena (Matt) McKillop, Morgan (Graham) Gray, Taryn Ferguson, Darby (Taylor) Ferguson, Parker (Nancy) MacDonald, Carson (Brooke) MacDonald, Kendra MacDonald, Jessa MacDonald as well as each of her eighteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister in law Myra Frame as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Jessie was predeceased by her husband Ernie in 2006. She was also predeceased by her parents. Other brothers and sisters who have gone before are Robert Frame, William and Helen Frame, Bert and Nellie Tomilson, Allan Frame, Bert and Kay Gray. Other special people in her life were Isabella Frame and May Ferguson. The family wishes to express their gratitude to everyone who was a friend of Jessie with a special thank you to the staff at Oliver Lodge. Your kindness is sincerely appreciated. Memorial contributions may be made to Oliver Lodge, 1405 Faulkner Crescent, Saskatoon, S7L 3R5 or any long term Health Care Centre of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at Saskatoon Funeral Home on Friday, November 24 at 1:30 PM. Interment will take place at the Lacadena Cemetery.