June 26, 1923 – November 25, 2014
Zess, Isabel Dean (nee Pike) – Passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Villa. Predeceased by her husband Morris (1993). Always loved and remembered by her children Louise and Don Hutchinson, Richard and Susan Zess, Cindy and Michael de Nobriga and Rosemary and Andrew Gringhuis. Predeceased by her son Jack, brother Frederick (Kay), sister Evelyn and great-granddaughter Mikayla. A very special and cherished grandma and great-grandma to all her grandchildren. Isabel was a long time member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday afternoon and evening, November 27th, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas where Isabel’s Service will take place on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Interment Grove Cemetery. If you so wish, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to her “Guardian Angels” of Lilac Garden at St. Joseph’s Villa.
So sorry to hear of Isabel, or “Ma Zess” as I called her all my life. She was a second mom to me from the time I was a wee girl. I will remember her as a beautiful, kind soul who would do anything for anyone. She always donated her time and her knitting at the bazaars at Knox. The girls remember and have photos of the beautiful sweaters she made for them. She treated our girls like her own grand kids. She made the best ever butter tarts, which I still make to this day. I spent many a day at the Zess house and was always loved and welcome, and I will miss her amazing smile and contagious laugh and loving hugs. Thinking of Cindy and Mike and family, Rosemary and Andrew and family, Louise and Don and family, and Rick and Sue and family, sending you all love. Ma is at peace now.
Louise, Rick, Cindy, Rosemary & families, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Like Carol I have fond memories of the old days on Baldwin street which never seems the same without seeing your mom sitting on the front porch. I hope that the stories and memories that will be shared in the coming days will help you through this time. Unfortunately I am out of town this week and will not be able to attend the visitation or service but please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you all with love, hugs and happy memories.
Thinking of the Zess family, my heart is with you all.
Losing a mom is hard.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rick, Sue, Cindy and Mike – I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a great lady and I remember when she lived on Baldwin Street. I hope the great years of memories help you all through the difficult days.
Deepest Sympathy ,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time .Love Wayne & Shirley