Jessie L. Oates

November 28, 2019


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jessie Lavina Oates nee Ball announce her passing.  Jessie passed away on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at the age of 81 years, at her home, in St. John’s, NL.

Jessie, leaves fond and loving memories with her children, Paul (Donna), Donald (Bethany) and Jackie (Paul); grandchildren, Matthew (Alice), Cassy (JB), Trever, Kayla (Bethany) and Julia; great-grandson, Eli; siblings, Lucy (Jack), Ruby, Donald (Elizabeth), Margaret, Wayne (Susan), Valdene (Eric), and Linda (Paul); and siblings in law, Beulah (Ralph), Jack (Geraldine), Walter (Jean), Nelson (Linda), Noel (Lois Anne), Winston (Barbara) and Ernie.  Jessie is also leaving behind beloved nieces, nephews, and other relatives, her friends at Glenbrook Villa and her fellow gardeners at the Br. Jim McSheffrey Community Garden as well as extended family and friends.

Jessie was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Don; husband, Doug; siblings, Stratt, Melvin and Cecilia; brothers-in-law, Theodore, Donald, Max and Dave; and sisters-in-law, Mae, Mary and Clara.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd, St. John’s, on Wednesday December 4th, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. with funeral service to follow.  The funeral procession will then move to Mount Pleasant Cemetery at 53 James Ln.



2:00pm, Wednesday December 4th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


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To Jessie & Doug’s children and grandchildren and extended family.
I was so sorry to learn of Jessie’s passing – sadly, too late to visit before I left for Ontario. Please accept my sincere condolences, albeit very late ones.
Kind regards,
Cousin Dale

Jackie & Family Members
I just read about the passing of your precious Mom. A loving, happy lady who treasured her family to the fullest. In the days and months ahead there will be many difficult days but your Mom is never far from any of her family. Thoughts and prayers to you all. God Bless.

To the family of Jessie Oats, especially Don, Betty Ball, Valdine and Eric King, we are So sorry to hear of your sister, Jessie`s passing, on Saturday past.. Our thoughts and prayers at St. Paul’s United Church at Deer Lake, are with you at this time. May you find the comfort and healing in the celebration of Jessie’s life.

So sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Jessie`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

The Deer Lake Vera Perlin Association for Community Living

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jesse. May She rest in peace, and God bless.

We were shocked to hear of Jessie`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

The Hayden Family, Deer Lake
Louise & Percy
Irene & Warwick
Bill & Maxine
Eric & Pat
Myra & Dan

Aunt Jessie’s passing was a shock ! So sorry we can’t be there due to work committee, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this mist difficult time. Aunt Jessie’s laughter was music to the ears. God bless
Earl and Helen
Reidville , NL

Paul , Jackie, Donald , I am so sorry to hear of your wonderful mom and my wonderful Aunt Jesse passing , my heart is with you all today and in the day to come , just remember a she was a wonderful person and loved by many ,please be strong as she would want you to be ,my thought and prayer are with you all

Carl Reid

Jackie, Paul and family, I was so sorry to hear about Jessie’s passing. I remember her as a warm smiling woman who was always full of fun. Please accept my sincere condolences, and I’m keeping you all in my thoughts. Lisa

To Jessie’s Family
We spent so many years living side by side. Teaching each other to crochet over the fence. many neighborly chats and long walks. We have fond memories of your mom’s baking especially her homemade bread.. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Selina, Ralph, Beverly & Derrick , Kim

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Jessie. She will be missed. I will always think of her wonderful smiles and warm hugs. Our thoughts and Love are with you all.

Sincere Condolence on the passing of your Mom. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Lloyd & Jane Clarke.

We knew Jessie years ago(from the community garden when she first joined).She was friendly and always had a smile.Our deepest condolences to her family,friends and aquaintences Rest in Peace Jessie,we will plant a tree for you in the spring 🙂

So sorry for your greatest loss, Paul & family.