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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 Wed, 10/05/2022 - 09:12:PM


Roch Carrier

Eric, I am sorry beyond words for your and your family's loss. My deepest condolences.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 08:21:AM


Ron and Erin

Eric, Clive and Vesper

We are heartbroken to hear the passing of Jess. We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolence. Our thoughts are with you and the family. May she rest in peace.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:56:AM


James Dent

Kind , Friendly , Supportive.. A Keen Progressive understanding of The Human Condition!
And Absolutely Unforgettable. Rest in Peace Jessica

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:20:PM


Abdel Hassan

Please accept my deepest condolences.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:25:PM


Tom Temple Col Comdt RCEME Corps

My condolences to the family and friends of Jessica. Her lively and compassionate outlook on life will continue to inspire us all. Her passing is a tragic loss for someone so young and full of life. She contributed to making this world a better place and she will be sorely missed by the RCEME Corps, and her friends and family. ARTE ET MARTE

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:50:PM


Jason Armstrong

We were all blessed to have known such a great person, she will be missed. My condolences to the family

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 06:42:PM


Nick Holyome

Eric, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I cannot imagine the challenges for you.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 08:20:PM


Mikylah Klepach

Eric, Clive, and Vesper,

I am truly heartbroken to hear of Jessica’s passing and so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, loving, and kind soul, and will be very much missed. Sending you love and support. You are in my thoughts.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:13:PM


Sarra Lyford

Jess was one of my favorite people and one of my 1st friends when I moved to Vancouver. I'm heartbroken that's she's gone and I miss her. We didn't talk often but she was always in my thoughts. My favorite memory is when we saw each other last time and showed up wearing the same shoes. We talked and caught up and had an awesome night. Hugs and love to Eric, Vesper, and Clive. Jess was really one of a kind.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 09:37:AM


Erica Leslie

Michael and I are so sorry for your loss. Jess was such an inspiring human, mother, soldier and leader. Canada has lost a wonderful human. We are thinking of you all.

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