ROSSER, Miss Jessie, of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in her 92nd year.  Dear sister of Ruth McDonald of London.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Jessie was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Sherry and Lillian McIntyre, and three brothers, Harley, Elliott and Evan Rosser.  Born in St. Thomas, November 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Lillian H. (nee Johnson) Rosser, and the step-daughter of the late Esther E. (nee Baker) Rosser.   A missionary for 40 years, Jessie served under the auspices of the Canadian Baptist Overseas Mission Board in charge of a girl’s school in Kakinada in South India and worked with Bible women in Vuyyuru and later Tuni.  She was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas and was the Honourary President of the Jessie Rosser Mission Circle.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and private interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas (Centre & Southwick) on Monday, May 13th at 2:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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