Jesse Klassen

Obituary of Jesse Denis Klassen


Jesse 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

          Kyla Kennedy

Jocelyn (Wayne) Kennedy of Big River, SK and family:

          Claire Kennedy (Jordy Krause)

          Michelle Kennedy

          Erica Kennedy

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.

Predeceased by:

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  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Big River, SK. 306-469-2277.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jesse Klassen, please visit Tribute Store

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Big River Community Hall
606 1st Street North
Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial Service
Share Your Memory of