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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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Tyler Benedet

Deepest condolences to the family

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Martial Mbadifeina

Mes sincères condoléances à la famille et aux proches. J'en garde le souvenir d'une collègue agréable et gentille. Repose en paix Jessica.

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David & Ellen Quesnelle

So devastated to hear of the loss of Jessica. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Eric, Clive and Vesper, and all her extended family and friends who will greatly feel her passing.

"Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in Eternity."

William Blake, British Poet

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Christina Fernandez

Dear Clive and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of such an important and loved person in your lives.


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Bryan, Andrea, Penelope Bereziuk

From my family to yours - we find this loss staggering. We are heartbroken for you and for Jessica. She is in our prayers and she will be dearly missed.

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Patrick Twomey

Eric, I'm really sorry.

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Geoff Tomlinson

Our deepest condolences to you Vesper, Clive and Eric.
From your Nakkertok Nordic Racing Team

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Scott Noel

Moving through life, we all leave footprints and echoes everywhere we go, so we are never truly gone from a place. The parts of yourself you leave behind are inspiring: Clive, Vesper, kindness, joy, curiosity, and so many good memories. Nonetheless, I find the part of me that has to stay misses the part of you that has to leave.

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Daan Beijer

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jess was a joy to work with and always had great stories about her family. Favorite Quotes "ADIS the gift that keeps on giving" and "Look! My dress has pockets!"

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Joel & Tara Levandier

Eric, Clive & Vesper -

We are still struggling to find the words to express our grief and sadness following Jessica’s passing. She was such an inspiration: a strong, smart, kind-hearted woman, leader, mother, wife and friend. She represented the best of humanity in so many ways.

Our hearts break for your loss. Know that she was so loved, and will be missed by so many.

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