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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 Fri, 10/07/2022 - 11:50:AM


Sue Beler

Eric, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 11:50:AM


Corporal Donald Larente & family

My sincerest condolences to her spouse, children, and family

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 02:27:PM


Kamal Bhangle

So sorry for you loss, it was a shock to hear about her passing. Jessica was an incredible person, her smile would light up a room. She will be remembered for her kindness. Sending much love to the family.

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Andrew and Jillian Mills

Deepest condolences Eric, Clive and Vesper. There are no words.

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Col (retd) Paul Fuller

To Eric and the entire family, I am very saddened to hear the passing of a young women, mother and wife. I met Jessica when she went through RCEME Officer training at the School in Borden. I want to offer you my sincere condolences and wish you courage in those very difficult times. Arte et Marte

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Rebekah Warren

Eric and family, sending you my deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. Jess was always a joy and inspiration to be around. May her spirit live on in all of us!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 06:27:PM


Maggy Houle

My deepest condolences to Eric, Clive and Vesper. Jessica was a wonderful women all around. The energy, love, passion and positivity in her was so amazing. Anyone that had the chance to meet her and get to know her in lost a piece of their heart the day she left us. She was a kind hearted person. I can’t start to imagine what you are all feeling. Rest easy Jessica your battle here on earth is over, but you now have the duty to watch over your family, children and husband because they will need all the strength you can send them. You will be so missed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 07:11:PM


MCpl Jason Trenholm

You were an awesome leader and for the troops. From the time I knew you as a Lt to being my OC you are going to be missed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 07:55:PM


Graziella Correia

Jessica was the most genuine person I knew through late elementary school and high school. A memory I will always remember is when we went together to get our learners. We both passed and we were soooo excited!

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


Graziella Correia

Jessica will always be in my heart. My deepest condolences to her family and her friends.

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