Jessie’s family immigrated to Canada in 1924, settling in the Elm Creek, Man., area where she spent nearly all of her life. As a youth, Jessie sang in choir and taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She was a good homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She volunteered at the MCC thrift store and in the ladies’ Bible study. In 1988, when the family moved to town, Jessie connected with the seniors’ group and often had ladies for freshly baked buns and cinnamon rolls on Saturdays. In January 2012, Jessie and John moved to Meadows Estate, Carman, Man. Despite the health issues that limited her homemaking activities, she remained content and trusted in the Lord.