December 30, 1913 – December 16, 2011
Jessie was blessed with the wonderful gift of longevity.
She was born in Old Masset, Haida Gwaii the only daughter to Fred and Josephine Nash (Edenshaw) and predeceased by her only brother Fred Nash.
The family relocated to Terrace via Prince Rupert in 1920 when she was 7 years old. This was to be her home for the rest of her life.
On Christmas Eve 1943 she married Brock Norbirg and shared life and love for 63 years until his passing on November 4, 2006. There lives were blessed with their two daughters Linda born in 1947 and Rhonda born in 1951.Together they traveled to tropical destinations like Hawaii, Fiji, The Philippines and spent many summers traveling in their motor home. Jessie fulfilled her lifelong dream of being in Inuvik the land of the midnight sun on the longest day of the year She never lived in the past and always wanted to know “what’s new”…. She had lived through decades of change and she marveled at all of it.
Along with her other gifts of patience, generosity & grace she was an accomplished seamstress and did beautiful knitting and needlework.
Jessie will be forever loved and missed by her two daughters Linda (Norman), Rhonda (Wayne)
Grandchildren: Bryan (Shauna) Piwek, Devan Piwek, Gillian Norbirg Jones, Jeremy Norbirg Jones
Great Grandchildren Jesi and Jaxson Piwek
As per her wishes Jessie was in the care of McKays Funeral Home where she was cremated. A portion of her ashes will be released by the family in the Skeena River under the Old Bridge as well an internment with Brocks ashes in the spring of 2012.