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WIENS, Jacob “Jake”

October 1, 1937 — May 8, 2022

Jake went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; his daughter Jeanine & her husband Alan; and his daughter Audrey on May 8, 2022, at the age of 84. After a combination of cancer and more recent health issues, Jake spent the last 3 weeks in Kelowna General Hospital, but his body was no longer able to keep up the fight. He was ready to go “home”.

Jake was a humble and practical man who didn’t like a lot of attention.  He lived out his faith in God by making people and relationships a priority. Jake came from a war torn country as an orphaned child, immigrated to Canada, and put himself through university to become a teacher. He married Helen in 1961 and had two daughters. For most of his career he was a grade 7 teacher in Prince George, where he was loved by his students and colleagues.  He was very involved at Westwood MB Church, where he had spent many hours volunteering as boys club leader and usher.  He loved almost every sport, whether it be armchair or participating.  He was gentle, kind, compassionate and lived his life with integrity. Jake and Helen retired to Kelowna in 1997 and enjoyed many years as grandparents. Jake spent years greeting at Willow Park MB Church, and his warm, hearty handshake and greeting will be missed by many. If you had a chance to run into Jake, he could make your day just that much brighter.

Jake was predeceased by his Parents Katharina & Jacob Wiens and his brother John Wiens. He leaves behind a loving wife of 60 years, Helen Wiens; daughter Jeanine Wiens (Alan Konrad); daughter Audrey Farrell (Chris Farrell); and grandchildren Kayla Friesen, Luke Friesen, Conor Farrell, and Nicole Farrell.

There will be a Celebration of Life on FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022at 11:30 AM, at WILLOW PARK MB CHURCH, 439 Hwy 33, Kelowna, BC.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) or The Gospel Mission in Kelowna.

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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022, at 11:30 AM


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The service for WIENS, Jacob “Jake” is scheduled for FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022, at 11:30 AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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439 Hwy 33 Kelowna, BC


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  • Joe and Irene Hofer says:

    We loved Jake and miss him already. He was especially faithful and committed to our care group. Awesome photo of him and beautiful write up of a life well lived! He is celebrating with his parents and brother and many more who have gone on before! Pray God’s peace and comfort for you, Helen and the family!

  • Jean and Gerry Richardson says:

    Helen and family – Gerry and I were saddened to hear of Jake’s passing. He was such a kind man. So many Prince George memories. We send our condolences, with our love. Jean and Gerry Richardson

  • Rich & Sandie Farrell says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. He was a wonderful person and we were privileged to know him. God Bless you and your family and may all your memories give you comfort.
    Rich and Sandie Farrell

  • Rudy Wiebe says:

    Sorry for your loss. Jake was a trooper. I kept sort of up to date from Harold J. Jake was a class mate at MEI, 1957 grad.

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