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Gordon Jesson – May He Rest In Peace

04 Jun 12
Peter Bull

From Carol Jesson

Just wanted to notify that my dear husband Gordon Jesson passed away yesterday 30th May 2012, of pancreatic cancer.  It has only been  2 weeks since diagnosis, so, of course we are all still in shock.  These are the details of the funeral arrangements if anyone is able to, and all would be welcome to attend.

 Funeral – at  Bowral Baptist Church,

                      13 Merrigang Street

                      BOWRAL                 2576

                      AT 11.30am Tuesday 5th June                                            Phone: 4883 9614

 If there is anyone else who knew or worked with Gordon at OTC or Telstra, could you please pass these details on.

Thanking you,

Carol Jesson & family


  1. Peter Bull June 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

    From Brian Collath
    Hi Peter,

    That is indeed very sad news. In all of my appearances at the OTVA Christmas Luncheons over the last 4 years I have travelled with Gordon on the train journey from and to the Southern Highlands to attend. He and I were work mates in Telex for about 11 years from 1973. In our time in this area we have bumped into Carol and Gordon at markets, craft stores, and local shopping precincts.
    Gordon had a wonderful sense of humour and made every experience with him a delight. I was looking forward to travelling with him to attend this year.

    We unfortunately will not be able to attend tomorrow as we have a previous engagement with other OTVA’ers at Albion Park.
    Nevertheless, our thoughts and condolences will be with Carol and family on this sad occasion.

    Brian and Jennifer Collath…..

  2. Peter Bull June 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

    From Howard Wilson

    To all of Gordon Jesson’s family,

    While we knew little of Gordon’s family life, at OTC’s Paddington terminal, I worked closely with Gordon for many years. Receiving news of his passing was a great shock, and it leaves me sad and numb.

    Gordon was a delightful character and always brightened up the technical area when he visited from Head Office. He was kind and considerate and could share a joke well (very important at Paddington).

    I will not be able to attend in Bowral, but please accept my sincere condolences.

    Howard Wilson
    ISTC Paddington

  3. Peter Bull June 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    From Bob Emanuel

    Dear Carol,

    My deepest sympathies. I knew Gordon well and this news has come as a big shock to me.

    He was a great bloke and a great tech.

    I wish you all the very best for tomorrow, which I cannot make, alas.

    Best Regards,

    Bob Emanuel

    Editor, OTVA Newsletter.

  4. Peter Bull June 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Fron Len Wylde

    Sad news indeed, Peter!

    I knew Gareth from the days I was a Circuit Assistant in the Operating Room till I retired as Customer Relations Manager, and all through those days I never knew Gareth to be anything other than a kind and considerate gentleman.

    Till we meet again,May He Rest In Peace.

    Kind regards.

  5. Peter Bull June 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

    From Dennis Grant:

    I am still in Spain so can’t get to Bowral so could you please pass on my condolences to Carol. I did not know her but Gordon was one of the nicest, kindest guys I have known.

    Dennis Grant

  6. Peter Bull June 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

    From Chris McMahon

    Very bad news about Gordon Jesson,I worked with him the last 4 years in OTC,in Bob Rawkins group. A very nice decent Guy.
    Regards,Chris MCMAHON

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