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



#1 Wayne & Connie Deamel 2018-07-10 21:43
Darlene & Bob, Maxine & Robert,
We felt so sad upon hearing of Jack's passing. He was one of the nicest people we knew and will not be forgotten. Our deepest sympathies to you and your families.
#2 Rhonda 2018-07-10 22:16
So sorry for your loss.. i had many good chats with jack.. actually i was just thinking of him the other day as i was walking.. Praying for peace .. Jacks at peace
#3 Lori Griffin 2018-07-10 22:35
Darlene and Bob and family I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing he was one of the most gentle and kind hearted souls I have ever known. My condolences to all of you
#4 Jill 2018-07-10 23:21
My sympathies to Jack's family. He was a great guy and will be missed!
#5 Brenda Hiebert 2018-07-11 06:49
I am deeply saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. He was such a kind, gentle man and will be missed. Please accept my sympathies to you all.
#6 Tami Mitchell 2018-07-11 09:07
My sympathies to you all
#7 Charisse Adams 2018-07-11 09:10
My deepest sympathies to Jack's family .and friends. He will always be in your hearts and your thoughts. I will always remember his easy goingNess and ability to make you laugh. He will be greatly missed.
#8 Lori & Greg Nadin 2018-07-11 09:53
Darlene, Maxine and families, so sorry to hear of Jack's passing! He was such a nice person and he will most certainly be missed!
#9 Grant & Darlene 2018-07-11 16:29
Sorry to hear about Jack. Our prayers are with you.
#10 Marci MacFarlane 2018-07-11 19:44
Jack was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed!
#11 Sherri Reid 2018-07-11 20:06
My deepest condolences to Jack's family and friends.
#12 Marina Brown 2018-07-11 20:34
Darlene and family. My sympathies and condolences to you and your family on the passing of Jack. He was the nicest most honest guy I have ever known. Always said hi and was willing to visit no matter what. Great guy and I'm sure you will miss him.
#13 Donna Howarth 2018-07-11 21:01
Jack was always so happy and had such a kind heart. My sympathy to all his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.
#14 Marilyn McClay 2018-07-11 21:02
Darlene, I am so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He was truly one of the kindest people I have ever met. My sincere condolences.
#15 Kathy Perry 2018-07-11 22:03
Darleen, Maxine and family. I’m so shocked and saddened by the news about Jack. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Jack was one of the kindest persons one would ever know. My deepest condolences to you all .
#16 Dawn Clayton 2018-07-11 22:05
Sincere sympathy to all of jacks family
#17 Kathy Perry 2018-07-11 22:07
Maxine, Darlene and family, I am saddened to hear of Jacks passing. Such a kind gentle soul, he will be missed. My condolences to you all. God speed RIP Jack xx
#18 Glen and Pam Lowry 2018-07-11 23:01
Sending our sympathies to Jack's family, may he Rest In Peace...always up for a visit, and loved to ask " how are things?" he will be missed...may your memories bring you all comfort at this sad time.
#19 Sharon and Glenn 2018-07-11 23:02
Remembering a kind and gentle friend. Prayers to you Darlene, Maxine and families.
#20 Sheryl Poliak 2018-07-12 05:30
So sorry to hear about Jack. He was always kind, considerate and a very gentle man. He will be missed.
#21 Wendy & Rienold 2018-07-12 10:26
To all of Jacks' family, our deepest sympathy at loss of such a nice person. It was always a pleasure to meet him and talk to him. He was one of the "nice guys", and we are sorry that he has gone.
#22 Bonnie Gerbrandt 2018-07-12 10:44
Darlene , My thoughts are with you in this time of loss ♥️ Jack was always so thankful for all you did for him , especially while he was in the hospital and you were settling up his new home in the condo .. Praying that happy memories carry you while you walk this journey . Hugs , Bonnie Gerbrandt
#23 David Thompson 2018-07-12 22:27
Jack was a great conversationalist in high school and as everyone has mentioned, was truly a kind and genuine soul. I am sorry for your loss Darlene, may you have many cherished memories to remember him by. Jack was one of a kind.
#24 Don & Shirley Pantel 2018-07-12 22:29
Our condololences to Jack's family
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
#25 Shirley Van Den Bosch 2018-07-13 09:22
My thoughts are with all of you while you go through this time of loss. I had the good fortune of going to high school with Jack. I remember him doing " the Lion" ...priceless!! He could make you laugh so easily and always a positive attitude. I will remember him with a smile on my face! My condolences.
#26 Ken & Betty Horn 2018-07-13 12:52
Jack was an awesome friend. Always happy & ready to listen to whatever was being said. We will miss his little giggle / laugh. We had a lot of fun playing broomball, curling, travelling & hanging out. He was grateful for all the help he received & was always willing to help out when he was able. A big sweetheart who made the world a better place! We will miss you Jack. Rest in peace. Love Ken & Betty
#27 Wendy Ewert 2018-07-13 18:04

Darlene and Maxine; I was just in Darlingford today, and have been wondering how Jack was. I happened to get news of his passing in Morden today, and am very sad to hear this news. This is a wonderful tribute to Jack. I will always remember his kindness, his quick smile, his acceptance of everyone, and his intelligence and love of others. Darlene, please get in touch with me if you would like to chat further. Love to you and your family.
#28 Susan & Murray Seymour 2018-07-14 17:09
Darlene and Maxine, we are so sorry to her of Jacks passing. You will miss him dearly.
#29 John & Verna Heinrichs 2018-08-01 15:03
Our sincere sympathy to the family. Jack was such a great friend! We remember so well Jack’s playing the great lion opposite our two sons playing the tin man and the strawman in the “Wizard of Oz.”

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