Obituary of Jesse Denis Klassen
It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Jesse was born at Delaronde Lake February 26, 1947, and passed away at his home at Delaronde Lake October 24, 2022.
Jesse spent his early years living in Saskatoon. He moved to the Big River area when he was 14 years old. Those first years were spent at the north end of Delaronde Lake trapping fur, commercial fishing and raising mink. Jesse spent 29 years owning a logging contractor business in the Big River area called Del Lake Enterprises.. Throughout the years, many friendships were acquired.
Jesse was also a private pilot and avid fisherman who enjoyed all that a northern Saskatchewan bush pilot could want. Retirement brought many flying fishing trips in Northern SK and boat trips in the summer and ice fishing in the bombardier in the winter.on Delaronde Lake and surrounding area. Jesse also loved time spent at the family cabin. He loved visiting, entertaining and time spent with family.
He lived a fast, lively, full, and busy life. He filled the room with his presence and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Jesse is lovingly remembered by:
jesse is lovingly remembered by:
His loving wife of 54 years: Simone
His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren:
Jelaine (Darren) Kennedy of Big River, SK and family:
Riley (Dana) Kennedy and children: Ava, Paige, and Rhett
Jocelyn (Wayne) Kennedy of Big River, SK and family:
Claire Kennedy (Jordy Krause)
His siblings:Samantha Klassen,Pat Reddekopp,Donna (Ed) Doerkson,Greg Klassen
His mother-in-law: Patricia Hanson
His siblings-in-law:Jeanette (Melvin) Leach,Daniel (Darlene) Michel,Susanne (Ron) Miller,Edward (Laverne) Michel,Norman (Denise) Michel,Charla (Darrin) Hodgson
Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
His parents: Peter and Maria Klassen
His brother: Dwayne Klassen
His father-in-law: Tommy Michel
His brother-in-law: Rene Michel
One of his favourite quotes was: “Don’t be sad it’s over, just be glad it happened.” By Dr. Seuss
There was a Memorial Service held for Jesse on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from the Big River Community Hall with Pastor Jason Boucher officiating.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Jesse to either The Salvation Army (38 Bateman Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7H 3C4) or to the Big River Christmas Organization (Box 203 Big River, SK S0J 0E0).
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Big River, SK. 306-469-2277.