Obituary for Jessie Adamson
Jessie Adamson (nee Rumball) passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 12th, 2012 at Muskoka Landing. Jessie was the youngest child of Frances Rumball (nee Morgan) and Reginald Rumball previously of Huntsville. She was predeceased by siblings Gertie Scott (Doug), Alma Rumball, Roy Rumball (Gert), Edna Oke (Vern) and Gwennie Rumball.
Jessie was born on July 16, 1912 and had recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Her grandparents were early settlers to the Huntsville/Port Sydney area and her maternal grandfather, Henry Morgan, was a well known builder of several local churches, including the original Christ Church in Port Sydney. Her father, Reginald Rumball, started the Huntsville Dairy.
Jessie graduated as a registered nurse from Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in 1933 and spent several years providing home nursing prior to the existence of Huntsville’s first hospital. She then worked at the Red Cross Hospital for several years at the current site of Fairvern Nursing Home.
Jessie married Verdun Arnott Adamson on August 16, 1942. Her husband predeceased her in 1974. Arnott owned and operated the Huntsville Planing Mills Ltd. Jessie was also predeceased by son-in-law Jack Ruan and granddaughter Martha Rose Piercell.
She is survived by daughters Judith Ruan, Vaughn Adamson (Barbara Mason) and Suzanne Piercell (Michael). Also survived by grandchildren Colin and Tyler Ruan, Tara Fuerth (Jason), Katherine Berthiaume (Jay), Melissa Brohman (Jon), Emily Piercell, Samantha Piercell and step-grandchildren John , Michael, Mark Ruan (Jessica) and Kyle (Melissa) and Christopher Mason. Jessie also leaves great-grandchildren Joey, Arnie and Stella Fuerth, Jack, Mary and Ceci Berthiaume, Oliver Brohman and Rachael, Peter and Amy Ruan.
Always a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother – she will be missed.
Funeral service for Mrs. Jessie Adamson will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2:30pm at All Saints Anglican Church, Huntsville with one hour of visiting prior to the service at the church.
Donations to Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated