Martens, Jacob

Jacob Bernhard Martens

1942 – 2014

Martemns Jake sqIt is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a dear and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. Peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Tabor Home in Morden, MB and surrounded by his family, Jake Martens aged 71 years went on to live with Jesus. He left a legacy of happy memories and traditions.

Jake is survived by his wife, Vera (nee Bernutat), three children, Kim Penner of Lacombe, AB, Greg Martens of Red Deer, AB, and Charisse Wurch of Winnipeg, MN and their families (nine grandchildren, one great grandchild), as well as four stepchildren, Les, Mark, Greg and Tania and their families (nine step grandchildren, three step great grandchildren), his three brothers, Abe, John and Peter, three sisters, Katherine, Anne and Mary and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife, Janice Phylaine (nee Frovarp) in 2003, his parents, William and Anna Martens and four brothers, David, Harry, William and Isaac.

The celebration of Jake’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday April 6, 2014 at the Alliance Church in Morden with fellowship and interment to follow at Chapel Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Jake’s memory to either Compassion Canada or the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

“That thou canst think so much of me and be the God thou art is darkness to my intellect and sunshine to my heart.”

 

 

#1 Rick C. Wiebe 2014-03-31 09:40
Dear Vera, Kim , Greg and Charisse. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss . I know he had such a struggle in these past several years but I remember very well my " Spirited and energetic friend Jake.Jake did so much job work for me at the funeral home and my home over the years . After his (your) tremendous loss with your Mom's passing it was so good to see that Vera came into his life. All the best to all of you. I wish I could have been there for you at this time.
Sincerely,
Rick
#2 Jeannie Nickel 2014-04-07 11:52
Kim & Charisse,
Such sad news to hear of the loss of your dad. May Warm memories of special times with your family bring comfort in this difficult time.
Your dad had a refreshing smile with his greetings, always interested in others. This year at Tabor we sang & he was all smiles. I will remember the many encouraging conversations over the years. - Jeannie
#3 R.J. & Ruth MacKenzie 2014-04-07 17:38
Our hearts go out to you as you walk through these days of dealing with such a great loss. Believing that you will be comforted and strengthened by reminiscing with friends and family...hold on to those precious memories. God's peace to your entire family.
#4 Lisa Zaretzky 2014-04-11 09:01
Jake was a great friend and neightbour...he will be missed.

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