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Jessie Sobko

Jessie Sobko

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Obituary for Jessie Verna Sobko (Wheeler)

Jessie Wheeler (Shaughnessy, Sobko) – Passed away on November 10, 2019 at the age of 95, born in Peterborough, 1924.

Married John V. Shaughnessy and had 28 years of a loving and happy life, camping, singing with barbershop, playing music. John played base and Jessie played guitar. They have two sons, Mike Shaughnessy (Allison) and the late Larry Shaughnessy. John (Shag) as many knew him, passed away in 1972 from heart failure.

Loving Grandmother of Jason Law (Larissa) and Erin Duggan (Darrel). Great-Grandmother of Mikayla, Conner and Marshall. Great-Great Grandmother of Layla.

Jessie worked for John Robert Modeling Agency for 10 years, doing some modeling, trained in New York. Later joined cosmetic company, Germai-Montiel as regional manager, and retired at the age of 50.

Jessie married John Sobko in 1990 and loved him dearly. They had a very happy life, traveling, doing crafts together and both took up painting. She enjoyed dancing, shuffleboard and golf, and played a lot of card games. Jessie and John spent 20 winters in Tucson and Arizona. There, Jessie started playing and singing at the Cat Mountain social center and had many jams at their home. She also was a lifetime member of the Az. Fiddlers Club, doing back-up for the fiddlers. John was her roady and loved the music.

When marrying John, Jessie’s family grew to being a step-mother of David Sobko, Paul Sobko (Teri), Joanne Sobko, Kathryn Sobko, and Murray Sobko. Step-Grandmother of Nicole, Jodie, Andrea; Alison, Courtney; Adrian, Daniel; Nathan; Jake and Kate. Step Great-Grandmother of many grandchildren.

Jessie joined Garnet Powell’s band when they moved to Lindsay. The band is Tunes Of The Past, and played at senior citizens’ homes. Jessie had a full life with many friends and family.

Jessie is the dear sister of the late Harold Wheeler (the late Mary), Bill Wheeler (the late Joan) and the late Ken Wheeler (Mac). Jessie will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will take place at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Friday, November 15th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Celebrations, 35 Lindsay Street North, on Saturday, November 16th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Fenelon Falls Cemetery. If desired a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be made at www.mackeys.ca

"Goodbye family and dear friends. God Bless."

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, November 15, 2019
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    35 Lindsay Street North
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Saturday, November 16, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 11:00am
    35 Lindsay Street North
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Saturday, November 16, 2019
    Reverend Robin Thomson
  • Interment

    Fenelon Falls Cemetery
    30 Elgin Street
    Fenelon Falls, Ontario
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  • Reception

    35 Lindsay Street North
    Lindsay, Ontario
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Yvonne Rapson

John...Jessie has left a wonderful legacy! How we enjoyed the two of you on tour and your visits to the Cardinal office. I am sure you have many fond memories to help sustain you in this sad and difficult time. Please accept our sincere sympathy John as you come to terms with this profound change in your life. You will find comfort in knowing Jessie will always remain in your heart and the heart of others.
Yvonne Zerafa-Rapson & Fred Rapson
Comment | Posted at 08:14pm via Condolence

Janet Menier

John Sobko and Family. My sincere condolences for the loss of
Jessie. I only meet her once, and she seemed to be a remarkable lady. Prayers to you all.

Janet & Don Menier
Comment | Posted at 09:47am via Condolence

Judy silverthorn

John so sorry to hear of Jessie’s passing,I so enjoyed you both travelling with me for so many years
Comment | Posted at 07:07am via Condolence

carol jones

John and family, I 'm sorry for your loss, keep well and you and your family are in my prayers. An old employee , Gary Byrne.
Comment | Posted at 04:54pm via Condolence

Bill and Sandy Daniels

John, please know that our love and prayers are with you and your family at this time, and we are sharing in your sorrow.
Love, Bill and Sandy Daniels
Comment | Posted at 09:03pm via Condolence

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