Lawrence Jacobs (Larry – Jake)

May 13, 1940 – August 3, 2017

Lawrence Jacobs (Larry – Jake) passed away on Thursday August 3, 2017 at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Judy (Zotek), two daughters, Cheryl (Eugene) Petruk, Colleen Jacobs, two grandsons, Stephen (Anastasiya) and Mathew Petruk, sister Victoria Shapka, nephew, Lawrence (Linda) Shapka, Darren (Abbey) & Daniel Shapka, sister in law Lillian Ward, special friends Sharon and Dale Mulek, Clay Kolstad and special companion Gudzik. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph Jacobs and Annie (Warwa), brothers in law George Shapka and Jim Zotek and father in law Peter Zotek.

Jake was born in Willingdon, Alberta, attended school in Beverly, Eastglen Composite High School & NAIT. He was a dedicated employee of Ed Tel for 35 years and had the privilege of developing his career into the management ranks. He enjoyed many aspects of volunteerism which was evident in his lifelong dedication to the Maple Leaf Athletic Club as a hockey coach and Alumni life member.

He was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors for NAIT and was honoured to have had his son in law and grandsons also as NAIT graduates. Lawrence became a charter member of the Al Shamal Shriners and was an active member of the Greeters Unit. He was also involved with the North East Zone, the Beverly Heights Community League and the Hockey Edmonton Alumni and Northlands. As a coach he was proud that his influence assisted these young men in achieving their life goals.

Thank you to everyone who reached out by personal visits or phone calls to Jake. It brought joy to him to reflect on friendships and memories.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday August 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Beverly Heights Community Hall 4209 – 111 Avenue.

To honor Jake and his love for minor hockey we ask that you wear your favorite hockey jersey to his Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Al Shamal Shriners Transportation (children’s hospital) Unit 14511 – 142 St Edm, AB T6V 1H9 or the Maple Leaf Athletic Club Alumni 12133 67 St NW, Edm, AB T5B 1M6 for a future investment in the minor hockey program.

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  1. Nick and Marie Ewanchuk :

    Judy and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. It was such a pleasure to have met and gotten to know Lawrence thru Nortlands volunteers. Remembing all the good times and laughs that we shared. May he rest in peace.

  2. Alice & Ken Monson :

    May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and may your memories give you peace and comfort. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

    Alice & Ken Monson

  3. Gayle Monson-Ness :

    So sad to hear about Jake’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

  4. Audrey and Claude Ropchan :

    Our condolences to the Jacobs family on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. Remember all the love and good times your family has shared together. May he rest in peace.

    Audrey and Claude Ropchan

  5. Bill and Norma Austin :

    So sorry for your loss, we have always held Jake in very high regard and have many fond memories.

  6. Amanda Gojtan and family :

    Jake was an amazing person. Deepest sympathies to the entire family for this loss. He will always live on in memories.

  7. Shelli Poznansky :

    My heart breaks for all of you and also a little for myself as Jake was like a second father to me. I have a great many memories of him on vacations with the family, as a ringette coach, at Skeleton Lake and life experiences. He will be greatly missed but also greatly remembered.

  8. Anthony and Sarah Persaud. :

    My condolences to you and your family Colleen.

  9. Ed Poznansky :

    Our sincere condolences to Judy and all your family at this very hard time. We have many fond memories of good times at the lake,Beverly hall and other occasions. Jake will be missed by many! Love Ed and Darlene Shelli,Neil Poznansky

  10. Lee Ann Marion :

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Focus on all the amazing memories and cherish them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Cheryl Phillips :

    My Deepest Sympathies Colleen. I have fond memories of your mom & dad coming to work functions & cooking us their wonderful dishes.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family ❤

  12. Sylvia Kennedy :

    Memories of Jake will live on through his many acts of kindness. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.

  13. The Gillespie family :

    Our condolences to Judy and family on the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace.

  14. John and Joan Buckland :

    Our condolences to the Jacobs Family.

  15. Paul and Julie MacDougall :

    Judy and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  16. Condolences to your family. Jake was an awesome man. My thoughts are with your entire family during this difficult time.

  17. Bertram and Donna Dost and family :

    Our condolences to Judy and family. You have lost a special man. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!!

  18. Eileen Radesh :

    Cheryl, Eugene, & boys, our condolences on the loss of your Dad & Gido. Cheryl it’s clear now where you get your “gift of giving”.Thoughts are with you🙏

  19. Brian Kirkwood :

    Judy:
    I was very saddened to hear of Jake’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I cherish the many memories of working with Jake at EDTEL/TELUS and of our many golf adventures across Alberta and B.C. Jake, rest in peace my friend.

    – Brian Kirkwood.

  20. He was a great man. So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. 💞 Nigel, Tamara, Lauren and Cole Stang.

  21. Patricia Farrus :

    Judy and Family,
    So sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man to work with at Ed Tel/TELUS. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  22. Fidel Cabrera :

    Jacobs family:
    My most sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  23. Monte Elniski :

    Such a wonderful man, father, husband and friend. My deepest condolences to the entire Jacobs family. So many wonderful memories of Jake. Now, who will I bring newspapers to when I visit from out of town 🙂 Forever in our hearts.

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