Jessie Isabel Agnes Butterfield
March 10, 1927 – June 24, 2020
Jessie passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on June 24, 2020. She was born in the Shell River Municipality at the family farm near Makeroff, Manitoba, on March 10, 1927 to John and Jessie Lindsay. Jessie was the second youngest of six children.
Jessie spent her childhood on the farm, attending school in Makeroff with her high school years in Roblin, Manitoba. Upon completion of high school, she attended the Manitoba Normal School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Later in life she completed her Special Education Certificate from Brandon University. Her teaching career began in the Roblin and Russell area in the country schools culminating in the Swan Valley School Division in 1978.
Mom spent many an hour sewing for her family and herself, with beautiful results. She enjoyed gardening, and many crafts. Jessie was active in the Royal Purple, Rebekah Lodge, and the UCW. She was a 4-H leader, and also involved with the Brownie Program. If Dad was involved in something, you just knew Mom was working tirelessly in the background making sure things ran smoothly.
Jessie and Jim enjoyed travelling seeing many places and meeting new people.
Jessie is survived by her two daughters, Pat (Lorne) Clelland and Bobbi (Blair) Rankin, five grandchildren Shelley (Darryn) Cords, Kevin (Crystal) Clelland, Rob (Nicole) Clelland, Abby (Chris) Wytinck, and Dana (Bill) Kyle; eight great granddaughters Jada (Logan), Naomi, Rhiana, Mackenzie, Torrance, Lindsay, Sierra, Taylor; four great grandsons, Carter, Dawson, Michael, Maddox; and two great great grandchildren, Stetson and Emerson. She is survived by two sisters in laws, Fern Rae and Marlene Butterfield; and a brother in law Bill Haggerty. She was predeceased by Jim in 2005, her parents and all of her siblings.
Pallbearers: Kevin Clelland, Rob Clelland, Darryn Cords, Chris Wytinck, Bill Kyle, Carter Wytinck.
If friends desire memorial donations in Jessie’s memory may be made to the Community Foundation of Swan Valley, Wawanesa Personal Care Facility, or a charity of one’s choice.
A private family funeral service was held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Swan Valley Funeral Services, Swan River, Manitoba with Rev. Kathy Highmoor officiating. Interment followed in the Birchwood Cemetery, Swan River, Manitoba.
Swan Valley Funeral Services
363 Kelsey Trail, Swan River, Manitoba
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Community Foundation of Swan Valley
Box 1509, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0
Wawanesa Personal Care Facility
Box 309, Wawanesa MB R0L 2G0