Jacobs, Jack

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, July 16, 2018 at St. Paul's United Church, Morden.  Ash interment at Darlingford Cemetery.  Donations may be made in Jack's memory to the Darlingford Memorial Park.

John (Jack) Wilbert Jacobs

1963 – 2018 

It is with heavy hearts, the family of Jack Jacobs are saddened to announce his sudden passing at the Boundary Trails Heath Centre on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. 

Jack was predeceased by his Dad, Roy Jacobs and his Mom, Viola Jacobs. Jack leaves to mourn his passing, his two sisters: Maxine Lapple (Robert) of Brampton, ON; their children: Alicia Lapple (Michael Arenson) and their daughter, Rose; Rebecca Lapple (friend John Serré ) of Brampton, ON; Adam Lapple (Anna-Rose Gagne-Lapple) of London, ON; Darlene Baker (Bob) of Winnipeg, MB; their children: Brent Titchkosky (Kelsey Parisien) of Brandon, MB; Stephanie Sarlakis (Nikolaos) of Winnipeg, MB; Kristen Titchkosky (fiancé Jon Stanners) of Winnipeg, MB. He remained close with his cousin, Ken Jacobs and his Uncle Bruce and Aunt Bev from Winnipeg and with his cousin and neighbor, Ken McElroy. 

Jack was born on February 24, 1963 in Carberry, Manitoba. Jack spent the majority of his life on the Jacobs’ family farm at Darlingford, Manitoba. Farming was his life. He loved the country, his cattle and the many cats and dogs. As a young boy and teenager, Jack was involved in hockey and golf. Later he progressed to curling, broomball and keeping score at sporting events. He took every opportunity that he could to be out with his ‘team’ and having a great time. During his school years, Jack was the ‘straight A’ student without cracking a book and was the recipient of many high mark and achievement certificates. Jack was also an active participant in school plays and operettas, bellowing out a tune or entertaining us with his humor. One fond memory was of Jack on stage in a lion costume when he portrayed the lion in the Wizard of Oz. Unlike the majority of kids and teenagers, Jack was an early riser and began his morning by watching Canada AM before the school bus arrived. As a young kid, on Saturday evenings, Jack would watch Kinsmen Bingo so he could practice his numbers. Jack was a special man with a gentle spirit and a big heart; referred to often as a big teddy bear. He loved to meet people and visit with them. Meeting Jack was always a warm experience that you would never forget. He was involved in his community and helped out at events or on committees such as the Darlingford Hall, the Pool Elevator and the Darlingford Memorial Park. Jack was the ‘big’ brother and the ‘little’ brother. He helped and supported his sisters whenever he could. He always made it a point to ask what was happening in his sisters’ lives. Jack was also genuinely curious as to what his nieces and nephews and their significant others were up to. In Jack’s later life, he made the decision to expand his family and took the courageous step of looking up his birth parents. He was able to connect with his birth mother, the late Shirley Gross and his two half-brothers, Jason (Shannon) and Jeff (Danielle) and their sons. As Jack’s health deteriorated, he watched a variety of sports with the same passion as he did when he participated. As it became more difficult for Jack to stay on the family farm, he made the decision to move to Morden. He was blessed in finding a welcoming community on Evergreen Drive where there was always a friendly face to say hello to, someone to stop in and have a short visit with, or to join him in a game of crib. Jack was never in want for a home cooked meal as his neighbors scooped him into their loving embrace and made him a part of their families too. Jack was a farmer and had the personality of a farmer. Everyone was a friend or had the potential to be a friend. He always made time to talk and connect with people wherever he was. He cultivated relationships and he left a wide swath of friends. Jack’s family and friends will miss him greatly. 

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday July 16, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Church with ash interment at the Darlingford Cemetery. In recognition of Jack’s dedication to the Darlingford Memorial Park, if friends and family so desire, donations will be accepted for the Darlingford Memorial Park, Box 46 RR#1 Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements