Florence 'Dolsie' Jessome

September 5, 1936November 23, 2021

Florence ‘Dolsie’ Jessome (nee MacKinnon) passed away peacefully on November 23, 2021 at 85 years of age, at the Miner’s Memorial Manor with her family at her side.

Born in Sydney Mines. She was the daughter of the late Archie D. and Helen (MacDonald) MacKinnon. Dolsie loved politics and was a member of the Liberal Party and wondered why everyone would not be liberal. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Sydney Mines Pensioner’s Club.

A widow at age 36 she raised her 4 sons by herself and was so proud of each of them; Thomas (Christine), Archie (Gwenna), Murray (Wanda), Lorne (Keri), grandchildren: Nichole, Thomas Jr., Adam, Jordan, Cory, Murry Paul, Wade, L.J. and Brian as well as 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandkids. She is also survived by her special sisters Eileen, Sheila and Maureen, many nieces and nephews and lots of good friends.

Dolsie was predeceased by her husband Thomas, siblings Marie and Wilma as well as Marguerite, Anne, Masie, Sally, Mary and two brothers Hector and Donald, one daughter in infancy Elizabeth Marie and Dolsie’s companion Jim Richaur.

A Funeral Mass is will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, Dec 1st at Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. Fabian Ihunegbo officiating. Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend. For those unable the service will be livestreamed through Fillmore & Whitman’s Facebook page. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Manor as well as the Northside Homemakers. A special thank you to Ian and Jane MacDonald for all your kindness. If desired, donations in Dolsie’s memory may be made to the Miner’s Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines.


  • Thomas (Christine), Son
  • Archie (Gwenna), Son
  • Murray (Wanda), Son
  • Lorne (Keri), Son
  • Nichole, Grandchild
  • Thomas Jr., Grandchild
  • Adam, Grandchild
  • Jordan, Grandchild
  • Cory, Grandchild
  • Murry Paul, Grandchild
  • Wade, Grandchild
  • L.J., Grandchild
  • Brian, Grandchild
  • Eileen, Special Sister
  • Sheila, Special Sister
  • Maureen, Special Sister
  • Archie D. & Helen (MacDonald) MacKinnon, Parents (deceased)
  • Thomas, Husband (deceased)
  • Marie, Sibling (deceased)
  • Wilma, Sibling (deceased)
  • Marguerite, Sibling (deceased)
  • Anne, Sibling (deceased)
  • Masie, Sibling (deceased)
  • Sally, Sibling (deceased)
  • Mary, Sibling (deceased)
  • Hector, Sibling (deceased)
  • Donald, Sibling (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Marie, Infant daughter (deceased)
  • Jim Richaur, Companion (deceased)
  • Dolsie is survived by18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandkids.


  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021



Florence 'Dolsie' Jessome

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carolyn mccormick

November 28, 2021

My sincere condolences to the MacKinnon family! My Mom's first daughter "Florence," McCormick was called after Dolsie! My Mom Dolena MacKinnon-McCormick always enjoyed visits from Dolsie and her Mom! They were always close to her heart along with Maisy MacKinnon-Walker. Dolsie was such a great cousin and friend to my sister "Ann McCormick." R.I.P. Dolsie and may you fly with our angels! God Bless the MacKinnon Family!

Barb Penny

November 27, 2021

To my cousins of the Jessome family, May your beautiful mother rest In Peace she certainly was so very proud of each of you and the loving sons You had become. God bless you all at this sad time.

John MacIsaac

November 26, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Jessome family on your loss .

Thomas Young

November 26, 2021

My deepest sympathies, may Dolsie rest in peace.

John King

November 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time . Rest in eternal peace Dolsie , God Speed .

Donnie & Vicki MacDermid

November 25, 2021

Our sympathy to you all & thinking of you all. So sorry for your loss,

Billy and Eileen MacDonald

November 25, 2021

She was a strong brave woman and will be missed by so many. God Bless all her family and she can rest easy now with uncle Thomas. Xo

Jan Wass-Dart

November 24, 2021

I Remember Dolsie Fondly, and was always in awe of Her Friendly Attitude and Lust for Life. Thoughts Prayers and Condolences to the Family.