We Remember

JACOBSEN, Muriel Louise

It is with love and sweet sorrow that we remember our mother, Muriel Louise Jacobsen, born a Wilson in 1936.  Her Prince George and Kelowna families, her community, and many friends have spent the last few days sharing stories.  Here are some highlights:

On a serendipitous date with Donald Jacobsen, she met his twin brother Ronald, and in a quirky turn of events, they fell in love, married, and had two children Rhonda (Lebedoff) and Shayne.   She was the type of Mom you wanted when you had a cold. While baking she would always let us lick the spoon.  When her help was needed, she was always there. Mom valued beauty, she was colorfully composed and enjoyed stylishly curating her home.

Mom loved nature.  She enjoyed fishing trips with cousin Sheila and was known to meticulously pack her VW Beetle to the very top with a massive cooler and musty canvas tent and take us camping at 10 Mile Lake. Later, she upgraded to an RV and our family shared many fond moments outdoors, playing cards.  Dad gifted her an apple orchard with a view of Kelowna, where they laid roots and built our family home and later their retirement home.  Mom loved this community. She golfed and curled with fervor and was a long-time member at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.  She loved her friends.  It was her idea to make a generous donation to support the Okanagan College Automotive Program, and a corridor was named  “The Ron Jacobsen Pathway to Excellence” in Dad’s memory.

Our family was Mom’s compass. She is the type of woman who had two photos tucked lovingly in her wallet: an early black and white of our family and one of her mother. In her home, she had framed family portraits scattered throughout.  She adored her beloved grandchildren Brandon and Shalynn, and supported them through their accomplishments, supporting them with education, care, and adventure.  She was the grandma who would give them a trampoline and playfully jump on it with them.  She took them to Lego Land to nurture their love for the toy.  She was doting and proud, radiating love at every family gathering and birthday party.

When we see a long-stemmed red rose, smell warm apple pie, or see a good curling bonspiel on television, we will all remember Muriel and her generous spirit with full hearts.

Muriel will be celebrated at a service on FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024, at 2:00 PM. at the KELOWNA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB,1297 Glenmore Drive, Kelowna, BC.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024, at 2:00 PM


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