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In Loving Memory of

Novajean Jamieson


Obituary of Novajean Jamieson

Peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2020, Novajean passed away at the Salvation Army Eventide Home, at the age of 80. Cherished mother of Shari (Jeff) Ball and loving Granny of Colin. She will be dearly missed by her brother-in-law John Oswald, niece Tammy (Steve) and their children: Kayleigh, Ryan, Matthew, and also by her nephew Jay (Roxanne) and their children JW and Willow. She was predeceased by her sister Linda Oswald.

Novajean was a long time teacher for the District School Board of Niagara, and spent many years teaching at Martha Cullimore Public School, in Niagara Falls. She was proud to be part of the Niagara Falls Music Theatre Society, which allowed her to be creative and share her talent with her local community. We will remember her as a quiet yet outgoing lady, who loved to travel the world, enjoying many trips through Africa and Europe. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A special thank you to Major Renee and the team at Eventide Home for their compassionate care and support. In accordance with Novajean's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A Celebration of Novajean's life will be held at a later date, when it is safe for family and friends to get together. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be shared on Novajean's tribute page found at

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Patricia Dunn
1 year ago

I was so sorry to hear of Ms. Jamieson, she was a wonderful person. She had a great voice, and spunk, she always made us feel so special. She came to so many of my ringette games and orchestra concerts.

I will miss your “evil eye”, your passion for teaching and for your students.

We are so lucky to have known you and learned from you. My condolences to the family 💐

Carol Irvine
3 years ago

I am so sorry Shari to hear of your mom’s passing. We shared so many good times together. Please get in touch.
Carol Irvine
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Thinking of you and your family.

Rachel Kuznia (formerly Gingras)
3 years ago

Ms. Jamieson was one of my favourite teachers throughout my years of schooling. I was lucky enough to be taught by her 2 years in a row (Grades 3 and 4)! She was excellent at teaching and cared so well for her students. The classroom had a piano, where I first learned to sing the songs, “This Land is Your Land” and “The Provinces of Canada are Fun to Remember.” She comes to mind whenever I hear these songs or watch The Sound of Music. She played a pivotal role in organizing the spring shows each year – my favourite year was the year the school performed songs from The Lion King. Bingo and Heads Up, 7Up were favourite classroom games we played. I remember one day, to my great embarassment, I accidentally called her “mom” and it gave her a good chuckle. Her printing on the chalk board was practically a font it was so neat. Once I moved on from Martha Cullimore, she lived one street over from my family, and I would sometimes get to chat with her. My sincere condolences to the family.

Michelle unruh
3 years ago

Ms jamieson was my music teacher At Martha cullimore, I struggled with learning issues and bullying she always gave me the confidence to try new things and was there when others weren’t so nice!

I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a great lady!

Olga Grcevic
3 years ago

I worked with Novajean for four years in the late 80’s and I remember her passion for teaching and sharing her love of music with her beloved students. She was a kind, caring and fun mentor. She touched many lives.and we were all fortunate to have shared even a small part of her life. May your fond memories give you strength in the coming days.

Bobbi DeLine (Lamb)
3 years ago

Shari, it’s been many, many years since I’ve seen you & your mom. I’m so sorry to hear that she’s passed. She was such a lovely woman. I remember the fun you & I I would have when I babysat you. I just wanted to give you my condolences. Sorry I’m not so great with words anymore (coming up on 6 years since my stroke).
Love Bobbi ❤️

Judy Hodgins
3 years ago

Shari, Jeff and Colin
The Hodgins family is extremely blessed to have become great friends with the 3 of you…but then to meet your mom…Novajean….was the cherry on the top of a sundae!!
Her stories, wit, humour and her love of food will be greatly missed by us all!! Thank you for sharing your mom with us!
Lots of love,
Mark, Judy and Emily ❤️

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Jake and Alice Harder
3 years ago

Hi Shari and Jeff and Colin,
We want to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother and grandmother.
We remember her smile and her laugh during the many years that we worked together..
May you find comfort in the many many memories that you have.
Lots of love,
Jake and Alice Harder

Lisa Avolio(Kierstead)
3 years ago

Shari, Jeff and Colin. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom( Granny). Our thoughts are with you at such a difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.
Lisa and Mauro Avolio & family

Gail Jamieson
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss Shari. Condolences to you and your family.

Lindsay Patel, former student
3 years ago

Ms. Jamieson was one of my favourite teachers at Martha Cullimore, and one of the reasons why I became a teacher myself. To this day, I remember her bulletin board that read “A day without music is like a day without sunshine”, and our songs we would sing as part of our morning routine. My whole family is saddened to hear of her passing, she was so well loved by all of us.
Lindsay Patel (formerly Wallace)

Linda Patterson Dueck
3 years ago

I remember Novajean from many years ago when she was my sister Nancy’s teacher at Parliament Oak School in Niagara on the Lake. Many years later we connected when we were both teaching at Martha Cullimore. Novajean touched the lives of many who still remember her fondly. Cherish your memories.

3 years ago

Will miss seeing you & talking with you. Will remember all the good times travelling with you
& our fairness.

Betty Gullion, former student long ago.
3 years ago

Novajean was my teacher for Grade 5 and i have never forgotten her. Her gift for music was evident in the classroom and I still recall some of the pieces she taught us. I am sure I wasn’t the only 10 year old girl who wanted to grow up to be just like her. Kindest condolences to the family.


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