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Jassman, Julius (Jay)

Mr. Julius (Jay) Jassman passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006. He was our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Born on his family farm outside of Mendham, Sask. on Dec. 28, 1923, Jay saddled up his horse at age 16, rode west, pulling in reins at Lethbridge, where he took on a job at one of the local grocery stores delivering groceries.
Longing for greener pastures, he took to his horse and rode further west to Granum, landing a job at the grain elevators.
He married Bobby Jassman (nee Rodgers) of Granum, but their tender union was not to be long, his beautiful bride being taken from him due to illness. He later united with Alice Jassman (nee Russell) of Granum, and was blessed with three daughters, Judy, Kathy and Lori.
He worked for the Town of Fort Macleod for a short period, and then signed on at the Fort MacLeod Auction Market, which led to his working with Dr. Beste and Dr. Martin at the Fort MacLeod Animal Clinic for many years as a veterinarian’s assistant. He later started working for the MD of Willow Creek, operating a road maintainer, maintaining the roads of Spring Point. He then re-married and spent several years with his wife, Lola Jassman (nee Lee). He retired from the MD of Willow Creek and lived the rest of his years a bachelor, spending countless days on the waters of Mami Lake (Payne Lake) west of Waterton, searching for the “Big One.”
When he wasn’t on the lake, he spent his time helping his daughter, Kathy, with the tasks of maintaining their sheep farm and generally keeping an eye on things, lending his advice and wisdom when needed.
His granddaughters, Chalsey, Dakota and Megan, have grown up with the loving hand and guidance of their dear Papa, his granddaughter, Melissa only coming into his life in the summer of 2000.
After selling his home in Fort Macleod, he moved into the Colonel Macleod Manor, where he stayed for a time, then moved out to his daughter, Kathy’s farm. From there he relocated to the Vista Village facility in Pincher Creek, where he made many friends and lent a hand to the other residents when needed.
In July 2006, he made his last journey to Medicine Hat, moving to the Cypress View Foundation to live out his remaining days.
Julius leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Judy Philibert of Redcliff, Lori Hurst of Pincher Creek, and Kathy Jassman of Medicine Hat; four grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Megan Hurst, Dakota Dingreville, Chalsey Dingreville; two brothers, Alex (Jackie) Jassman and Ray (Viola) Jassman; and one sister, Tilley Siewert.
Jay was predeceased by his parents, Simon and Rosina Jassman; two brothers, Ted Jassman and Bob Jassman; and one sister, Lydia Elgie.
The funeral service was held in Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, No. 1 Dunmore Road, S.E., Medicine Hat, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bob McGougan officiating.
Interment took place at Hillside Cemetery, Gershaw Drive and 10th Ave. S.W., Medicine Hat, on Monday evening at 8:30 p.m.

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