It is with the saddest hearts we announce the passing of Jake, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Evelyn, whom he adored; children Diana (Richard), Norman (Linda), Danny (Lorrie); grandchildren Daniel (Ashleigh), Nicole (Vivian), Matthew (Chantale), Morgan (James), Brayden, Bailey (Andrew); and great grandchildren, Carter, Colby, Calin, Kayleigh and Jaxson.
Dad had numerous jobs over the years. Farming, construction, trucking and equipment operator. But the best was being our dad.
He had a strong work ethic and was an extreme perfectionist. His truck had to be gleaming and meticulously clean all the time.
Growing up we had all the recreational toys and enjoyed years of fun. Skidooing in the winter, camping in the summer are highlights. Breakfast on the open fire, where he would sit and grill food for all. Everyone would feast from his carefully tended cooking. Boating and water skiing was a blast. People would line the shores as he pulled up six skiers simultaneously. Truly was a sight to behold.
As a grandfather, there was nothing he couldn’t build or fix. They all had their own bike or big wheel when visiting. His favorite store of choice, “the dump”, to Frankenstein his creations. Mini bikes, kitty cat, go cart complete with track, you name it. Every Sunday was mooch meal Sundays there…for years!
Hockey! First watching his sons then grandkids. Watching his grands play was a favourite pastime. Standing to the right, behind the goalie, was where you would find him, cheering them on. Numerous road trips to Seattle, Edmonton and London, Ontario to name a few. He had numerous hats with their team names and logos. One for each grandchild playing. Memories made!
Mom and Dad had 65+ years of love. Such a strong marriage to be admired.
Late in life, dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. This proved challenging as he was so used to being capable of working his yard and maintaining everything.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at St. Pierre hospital. Their caring and compassion made his final weeks a blessing.
Thank you to his good friends, the Beauchemin’s, D’Andrea’s, Deanna, Ernie and Lyse for their frequent visiting over the years, bringing treats, food and companionship.
Our minds know you are in a better place, where there is no pain. You are at peace. We understand that, we just wish we could explain that to our hearts. Miss and love you Dad.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
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