The Rev. Marshall Stephen Jess

The Rev. Marshall Stephen Jess, September 21, 1926 – March 13, 2018

Born in Toronto Township, and 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 of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949, Knox Presbyterian College in 1952 and received his MDiv in 1972. A longtime 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, 289-278-3782 on Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, March 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. 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 & 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 Coronted HIG on September 13, 1990, at St. John’s, Newfoundland.

2018-03-15T10:33:38+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Obituary|1 Comment

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  1. KATHERINE ALLEN March 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Marsh Jess. I first met Marsh when he was minister at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood. When I was a teenager growing up in Stayner, I was part of the youth group at Zion Presbyterian Curch Sunnidale and we were often in Collingwood at First Church. Then I got to meet Grace, his wife, later on when she was on WMS Council and as national president. I still see Grace whenever I visit Knox Church in Oshawa. My sincere sympathy and God’s blessing and strength to the Jess family at this time of loss.

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