Rev. Marshall Stephen Jess

21-Sep-1926 - 13-Mar-2018

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory


JESS, Marshall Stephen September 21, 1926 – March 13, 2018 Born in Toronto Township Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in his 92nd year, surrounded by his family.  Beloved husband of Grace Johanna (nee Baron).  Loving father of Ian (Susan), Laurie (Karen) and Glenn (Marion).  Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Colin (Gloria), Rebecca, Gregory, Danielle, Amanda (David), Hilary, Lianna and great granddaughter Kinley.  Rev. Jess was a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949, Knox Presbyterian College in 1952 and received his MDiv in 1972.  A long  time member of the Masonic Lodge and a long time Rameses Shriner. 

Friends may call at the MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, 905-443-3376 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 10 am until time of Memorial Service at 11 am at Knox Presbyterian Church, 147 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa with The Reverend Deon L. Slabbert officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church Oshawa Memorial Fund or Presbyterian World Service and Development would be appreciated by the family.  

Rev. Jess was the past minister at Wilkie, Biggar Presbyterian  Church and Rosetown Presbyterian Church in Saskatchewan;  Caven Presbyterian Church in Bolton, ON; Nashville Presbyterian Church in Nashville, ON;   First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood, ON;  Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Welland, ON and Knox Presbyterian Church  in Oshawa, ON.  

Marshall became a Master Mason in 1954 in Saskatchewan, Past Master of True Blue  Masonic Lodge # 98 G.R.C.  Appointed Grand Chaplain on July 17, 1969, Member of Pentalpha No. 28, Oshawa Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Member of Oshawa Rose Croix, Member of the Royal Order of Scotland and Coroneted HIG on September 13, 1990 at St. John`s , Newfoundland

Funeral Details

  • Memorial Visitation

    Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

    Event Times:

    18-Mar-2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Memorial Visitation

    Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

    Event Times:

    18-Mar-2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Memorial Visitation

    Knox Presbyterian Church

    Event Times:

    19-Mar-2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Memorial Service

    Knox Presbyterian Church

    Event Times:

    19-Mar-2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Posted by Judy Hunt | 28-Mar-2018

To the Jess family: My condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Hunt (Cramp) from St. Andrew's, Welland

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Posted by David Daynes | 19-Mar-2018

We are so sorry to hear of Marsh's passing. We have many happy memories of Marsh. Our thoughts are with you all. David Daynes, and Maureen and Michael Woodward (England)

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