Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home

8 Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, NS


Richard Patrick Jessome

January 28, 1961February 21, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce, Richard Patrick Jessome (Ricky) 59, unexpectedly passed away on Friday February 21st 2020 at his home in Sydney Mines. Born January 28th 1961. Richard was the son of Myrtle (Ross) Jessome and the late Percy Jessome. He is survived by his two loving daughters Angella (Rodney), Ashley (Liam), and his two step sons Freddy Pye (Jocelyn), Travis Pye and his four beautiful grandchildren Hayden, Hope, Gavin, and Adisyn. Richard is also survived by his wife Wanda Jessome (Chisholm), mother Myrtle Jessome, siblings Tilly (Lawrence) Tobin, Betty (John) Donovan, Charlotte Jessome, Margaret (Wallace) Roberts, Johnena Jessome (Gordon Chadwick), Mary (Charlie) Hill, Percy (Helen) Jessome, Frankie Jessome, Fabian (Franny) Jessome, Nicky (Gail) Jessome, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Besides his father Percy Jessome, Richard was predeceased by his brother David Jessome, nephews Alan Hill, Peter Jessome, niece Johnena Jessome, and sister-in-law Emma Jessome. Richard will be sadly missed by all his family, especially his grandson Hayden, whom he had a special bond with. Richard will always be remembered by all who knew him, especially his family for his hardy and contagious laugh, his handsome smile and his entertaining and often hilarious jokes. Love you Dad, with all my heart & soul (all the money in the world), and a million dollars. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 29th at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 8 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.


  • Percy Jessome, Father (deceased)
  • Myrtle (Ross) Jessome, Mother
  • Angella (Rodney), Daughter
  • Ashley (Liam), Daughter
  • Freddy Pye (Jocelyn), Step-son
  • Travie Pye, Step-son
  • Hayden, Grandchild
  • Hope, Grandchild
  • Gavin, Grandchild
  • Adisyn, Grandchild
  • Myrtle Jessome, Mother
  • Tilly (Lawrence) Tobin, Sister
  • Betty (John) Donovan, Sister
  • Charlotte Jessome, Sister
  • Margaret (Wallace) Roberts, Sister
  • Johnena Jessome (Gordon Chadwick), Sister
  • Mary (Charlie) Hill, Siser
  • Percy (Helen) Jessome, Brother
  • Frankie Jessome, Brother
  • Fabian (Franny) Jessome, Brother
  • Nicky (Gail) Jessome, Brother
  • David Jessome, Brother (deceased)
  • Allan Hill, Nephew (deceased)
  • Peter Jessome, Nephew (deceased)
  • Johnena Jessome, Niece (deceased)
  • Emma Jessome, Sister-in-Law (deceased)
  • He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 29, 2020


Richard Patrick Jessome

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Brenda Sutherland (Arsenault)

March 2, 2020

I just read the obit of Richard Patrick Jessome.. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. His mother Myrtle is my aunt and his father Percy is my Uncle. My mother was Louise Jessome . I have memories of visiting my aunt and uncle when we would go to Gannon Road to visit my grandparents Charles and Blanche. Our family moved a lot because my dad was in the RCAF so I did not have the pleasure of getting to know my cousins. I have been trying to reconnect but it has been most difficult to obtain information as both my parents have passed.

Emmy Hines

February 27, 2020

I often visited my sister and Frankie (now my brother in law) on the weekends for sleepovers throughout my childhood and I loved when Ricky stopped by, he always made me laugh and was incredibly nice and genuine with me, I’ll miss seeing him around,
My condolences to his family

Lyn and Bob Ballam

February 27, 2020

Ashley and Family, so saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. There are no words to help in what you are feeling at this time but please know that there are so many thinking of you , keeping you all in my prayers. Much Love and Hugs to you all. xoxo

Lyn Bob Ballam & Family