November 26, 1959 - January 12, 2020
Bryan Jesmer passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital after a brief and brave battle with cancer. His soulmate, Jean, was by his side. Predeceased by his parents,Charlie and Audrey, his older brother, Jeff, and his son, Barrett. He is survived by his soulmate, Jean, his sister, Shelley, and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his larger extended family in the theatre world, particularly Orpheus. Bryan's passion of life was viewed both on stage and back stage in the theatre world and in kitchens throughout Ottawa as part of the hospitality industry. People will particularly miss his laughter and his hugs. Now he has moved to a bigger stage to sing with the angels. There will be no funeral but a Celebration of Life is being planned for the spring. Donations in memory of Bryan can be made to the Orpheus Musical Theatre Society and will be directed to a one-time bursary for a deserving arts student in the community.