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Submitted by justine on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 10:25:AM

It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform you, Major Jessica Zane Ross passed away peacefully, in the arms of her husband and children, after her struggle with Colon Cancer. Jessica was an inspiring leader within the RCEME Corps and the wider CAF, and a brilliant academic.

Jessica was a loving and proud mother of Clive and Vesper, and the beloved wife to LCol Eric Ross. She is survived by her mother Regina Michaelis and father David Webb.  Dear sister of Miles Michaelis, Holden Michaelis and Marita Michaelis. Jessica will also be missed by her in-laws Cameron and Laura Ross, as well as brothers-in-law Thomas (Emily Ross) and Alexander (Kelsey Greer). Jessica was also a proud aunt of Oliver and Ruby Ross.  Jessica will also missed by Chad Stevens, Jennifer Mathison, Sam and Cole Stevens, in addition to extended family and many friends.

We are heart-broken by the loss of Jessica whose unsurpassed energy, kindness, and grace left a mark on all the lives she touched. She was a wonderful person. Rest in peace Jessica - we love you.

Friends and Family are invited to visit at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Friday, October 7th, 2022 from 1800 to 2000hrs and on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 1200 to 1400hrs in the Hall of Colours of Beechwood. A Funeral Service will be held – due to limited capacity of seating, the family will be sending a private invitation for those to attend the funeral in person. To all others, you are invited to register for the Livestreaming of Jessica’s Funeral at A Burial Service with Full Military Honours will be held at the National Military Cemetery of Canada within Beechwood Cemetery at 1500hrs.

Serving Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are invited to wear their uniforms (DEU 1A).

To those that wish to share photos of Jessica to be displayed during her visitation service, please send your photos to the following link by 1500hrs on Wednesday, October 5th. If you have a gmail account photos can be shared to this link or you can also email them along with any written letters or memories for the family for future to:

In lieu of flowers please consider the GoFundMe that we have prepared to honour Jessica’s memory: Fail Forward Innovation Fund in Memory of Major Jessica Ross

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 07:56:PM


Paul Gendron

My condolences to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 08:07:PM


David Mantil

This is an unfortunate loss. Jess and Eric helped me with joining the military. Jess was a kind and respectful person. My condolences are with the family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 08:15:PM


Jane Yoon

Dear Ross Family,

I am so sorry for your loss - just like the rest of the Ross family, Jess was smart, kind, and all around awesome. The world has one less kind soul and we will all deeply miss her.

Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 10:10:PM


Alex Cushley

My heartfelt condolences to you Eric, Clive and Vesper. Jess was a truly wonderful person.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 11:15:PM


Alison Webb

My heart is with you, your children, your family and Jessica’s parents and siblings, Clive.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 07:19:AM


Joshua Marion

Lots of love, thoughts and prayers from my family to yours.

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Jacques Gobin, CD RCEME (Retired)

Jessica was such a positive and kind person, she greeted everyone with a big smile and made you feel like a close friend. We feel the loss, and pray for her family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:10:AM


Oswald Peters

Jessica was a great and caring person. She was a joy to work with and be around. My condolences to you and your family for your loss.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:36:AM


Todd Hirtle

My sincerest sympathies to the family. Jess was an incredible and genuine officer. Way too soon to go ... RIP Jess.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:43:AM


Nathan and Jennifer Boudreau

Eric, our deepest condolences for your loss to you and the family.

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