Jessie Impett


Jessie Isobel Impett, a resident of Summerland since 1948, passed away in her sleep March 20, 2017, ending a lengthy and courageous struggle. She will be remembered and sadly missed by Don, her husband of 65 years, son Ralph of Coquitlam, daughter Janice of Summerland, brother Bill (Betty), nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Grace and Andrew Turnbull, and siblings Alice, Eileen, Jean, and Jack.

Jessie was given only weeks to live at birth, but she beat the odds and has done so several times along the way. Throughout her life she considered the needs and comfort of others ahead of her own. She always put herself last. Whether acting as wife and mother, or a part of the family business, Jessie was a quiet force ensuring everything worked together and ran smoothly. She enjoyed nature and loved most living things. She had a passion for colours and naturally embraced creative and artistic leisure activities.

Jessie and her family wish to sincerely thank Dr. Krabbe, Dr. Julien, Dr. Bannerman, Dr. Wilson, Pat, Caroline, and Dr. Naude. Endless thanks to Bob Thompson, her Emergency Care provider and also to Summerland Home Care nurses and therapists, and Penticton Healing Touch – Sheila, Doreen, Sue, and Lynn.

She never wanted to be the centre of attention, so the family held private services. In memory of Jessie, please consider donating to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Okanagan/Kootenay Area Office, 4-1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or BC SPCA 1245 East 7th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1.

Love you, Jess.

We love you, Mom.

Always. Forever.

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