Jessie’s family moved in 1947 to Greendale, B.C., where she met Ben. After 2 years in Prince George, B.C., Jessie and Ben settled in Abbotsford, B.C., where Ben continued a long career as an elementary school teacher. At South Abbotsford Church, Jessie was active in the nursery and Ladies Fellowship Guild and with the catering and janitorial service. Jessie loved children, caring for many preschoolers. She treated her family as a gift from God. She even travelled to the Philippines and Czech Republic to visit her children. Jessie and Ben volunteered at MCC in Akron, Penn., for several months.