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JACOB, Wilfred Konrad Joseph

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Wilfred Konrad Joseph Jacob on August 2, 2018 at Kelowna General Hospital.  Wilf quietly succumbed to medical complications, however, we are relieved that his passing was peaceful and painless in the end.

Wilf enjoyed family above all else, and he shared his gentle nature, strong work ethic, and high moral values with all that he knew.   These qualities will live on with his family and friends and will become his legacy.  He will be remembered for his humble ways, his love of baseball, woodworking, and his uncompromising attention to detail.  He spent the past 40 years overcoming the impossible, rarely complaining, and always demonstrating kindness and his insatiable love of life.  By conquering the many hardships throughout his life, Wilf taught us all to be strong and confident in overcoming each obstacle that life throws at us by never giving up, but it is now time for him to have a well-deserved rest in Heaven.

Wilf is survived by his loving wife Gail – a faithful companion to the end, his daughter Holly, and sons Scott (Jackie), Todd (Kim) and Jason (Heidi), his grandchildren Joel, Dallace, Madison, Jackson, Marina and Sierra and siblings Betty, Ron, Robert, Winnie and Ruth.   We are proud to be your children Dad, and better people for having had you in our lives.

 “Dad – may your chisels be sharp, your cuts square, and your rum and coke ever full!”

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the BC Paraplegic Association www.sci-bc.ca or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon www.heartandstroke.ca

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THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED/BROADCAST FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2018 AT 10:00 AM.

Service: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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BC Paraplegic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Link: www.sci-bc.ca, www.heartandstroke.ca

 


Service Information

Service Details


The service for JACOB, Wilfred Konrad Joseph is scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • Sheldon and Brigitte Jacob says:

    Gail and family, we are so sorry to hear of Wilf’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sheldon and Brigitte Jacob, Reigina SK.

  • Steve Ashforth says:

    Although I only met Mr. Jacob a couple of times I always recognized his strong qualities in his sons.

  • Dan and Rosalie Bender says:

    Gail and family, thoughts are with you at this difficult time of Wilf’s passing. Dan and Rosalie Bender, Loreburn, Sk.

  • Claire Teuber (Hambleton) says:

    My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I will always have fond memories of Wilf. Hugs, Claire

  • Rod and Linda Jacob says:

    Dear Gail and family, We are so sorry to hear of Wilf’s passing. He was an inspiration to all of us and always found the good in every situation. We had so many wonderful times together at the family reunions for which we are grateful. Our deepest sympathy. Love Rod, Linda and family.

  • Rod and Linda Jacob says:

    Dear Betty, Ron, Robert, Winnie, Ruth and families, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Words cannot express how sad we are to hear of Wilf’s passing. Although we cannot be with you in person we will be with you in spirit and joining the services online. Love Rod and Family

  • Lisa Kornfeld (Silzer) says:

    My Deepest Sympathy Gail, Holly, Scott , Todd and Jason and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will never forget Wilf for his huge smile, big hugs and great visits at the farm. He always told me about everyone of his kids and there great accomplishments. He was always so positive and lived life thru all his challenges. Rest In Peace – Wilf ❤️🙏❤️
    Lisa.

  • Don Snyder says:

    Scott and family: From our family to yours our sincere condolences in this time when family is so important to be together. Our prayers and thoughts to you all.
    Don, Bev, Rob, Darren and extended families.

  • Noëlle Clark says:

    Oh, Gail–so sorry. What a good picture in the TC this morning. Wilf was so nice, a friendly, gentle, smiling man. My thoughts are with you and your kids.

  • Ed and Angie Roeher says:

    Gail and family .Our condolences on Wilfred’s passing , Have many pleasant memories of Wilfred from individual visits and the large Jacob family gatherings. We are thinking of you at this time

  • Brenda and John Sleeper says:

    We extend our deepest condolences to Gail and her family. Wilf’s bravery facing multiple challenges for many years and how his family stood by him in full support was truly inspiring and admirable. He was quick to smile, share a story about life in Saskatchewan and offer his opinion on what the Blue Jays needed to do to win more games. His warmth, optimism and compassion will most definitely be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Debbie Van Vliet and Michael MacKay-Dunn says:

    To the Brothers and Family. Our condolences on the passing of your father. May the memories of your father carry you through this difficult time.

  • Rae Tomashewski says:

    We are so sad to hear of Wilfreds passing. Peter and I send our condolences to all. Wilfred was a good friend and neighbor..

  • Rae Tomasewski says:

    So sad to hear of Wilfred’s passing. Our condolences to you Gail and all of the family. He was a good friend and neighbor.

  • Angela Lingenfelter says:

    My family and I like to give you our Condolences to you and your family Gail. Our thought and prayers are with you.

  • Jeanne and Dennis Keiser says:

    Our condolences to Gail and the family on Wilf’s passing. Gail and Wilf played such an important part of my teenaged year’s . The picture you have shared is exactly the Wilfred I so remember. He will always be missed. He was an extraordinary guy.

  • Jeanne and Dennis Keiser says:

    Dear and family:
    We feel so badly to hear of Wilf’s passing, but he has surely earned his rest. Both Gail and Wilf played such an important part of Jeanne’s teenage years. The picture you posted is exactly how I always think of Wilf. He will be missed always. He was just the greatest guy.. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Ed and Angie Roeher says:

    Condolences also to Betty, Ron and Colleen ,Robert and Vi,Winnie and Gerhardt ,Ruth and Steve and all of your families

  • Gerry and Jean Jacob says:

    Dear Gail, Holly, Scott, Todd, Jason and families. Our thoughts are much with you at the news of Wilfred’s passing. His optimism and strength of character were exemplary. We are thankful for his life and share in your loss.

  • Laurie & Curtis Hawkins says:

    Auntie Gail, Holly, Scott, Todd, Jason & families
    We are very sorry to hear of Uncle Wilf’s passing. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We’re very sorry we couldn’t be there in person but know that we are supporting you from afar. Take care. Love The Hawkins

  • Fred Jacob says:

    Gail and Family Deepest sympathies at this time

  • Isabelle and jayeson says:

    Todd, Kim, and Jackson we are thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. With love
    Isabelle and jayeson

  • Ryan, Darlene, Aiden and McKenna Miller says:

    Aunty Gail, Holly, Scott, Todd, Jason and families our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Wilfred. You are in our thought and prayers, we wish we could be with you today as you celebrate the life of Wilfred.

  • Pat and Marilyn says:

    Jason and Jacob families,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, a family Icon.
    Pat and Marilyn Gillingham

  • Jaimee Levene & Sean Forshner says:

    My fiance Sean and I send our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  • Theresa Caiger says:

    Our family sends hugs and condolences to yours.

  • Marlene Jacob and Norm Ouellette says:

    Gail, Holly, Scot, Todd, Jason and Families Keeping You Close in Caring Thoughts and Prayers at This Difficult Time ! May all the warm and special memories you shared with your loved one stay with you and bring you comfort through the days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy .

  • Bruce and Erine says:

    Gail, Holly, Scott, Todd, Jason and Families.
    We watched the service with prayers in our hearts. A wonderful celebration of a life well lived.
    Our love and thoughts are wilh you all at this difficult time.
    Bruce and Erine

  • Gerry and Jean Jacob says:

    Gail and families, Tony Jacob siblings and families. We just want to voice our regrets at not being able to attend the memorial service and to say thank you for making it available on line. We are truly grateful.

  • Gene and Gwen Frank says:

    Dear Gail, Holly, Todd, Scott, Jason, and families.. We were with you in spirit and online during the service – grateful to hear the service, wishing we could be there to share our memories of Wilf in person. Betty, Ron, Bob, Winnie, Ruth along with Wilf and Gail and your families – we just want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and will remember Wilf for all he gave to those around him. We send our love and our sincere condolences to all of you.

  • Gene and Gwen Frank says:

    Dear Gail, Holly, Todd, Scott, Jason, and families.. We were with you in spirit since we heard of Wilf’s passing (thank you for calling Ron). We joined the service online yesterday – grateful to hear the service, wishing we could be there to grieve with al of you, to share our memories and tributes to Wilf. We were grateful to hear the family’s thoughtfully composed eulogy and messages from Bob and Gerhard as well as the music. Betty, Ron, Bob, Winnie, Ruth along with Gail and your families – we just want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and will remember Wilf for all he was and gave to those around him. We love all of you. We send our sincere condolences.

  • Ted & Carol Reaves says:

    Gail and family,thank you for streaming the service,it was so well done! Gail you and Wilf are a great example to all,you raised a wonderful family,despite the hardships,you forged ahead,what a great couple,you were,proud to be your friends,you are in our hearts and prayers at this time,may Wilf RIP.

  • Mary and Lyle Garraway says:

    Gail and family. We were saddened to hear of Wilf’s passing. We have very fond memories of his woodworking talents and his tenacity and patience in dealing with his life changing issues. Gail, we wish you and your family well and hope to re-connect over the coming years.

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