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Born: Oct 29, 1938
Date of Passing: Mar 12, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
1938 - 2021
His memory will be cherished by his wife, Julia, and his children, Jim (Evelyn) and Candice (Darren), stepchildren, Grace (Don), Irene (Tim), James (Pam), grandchildren, Shawn, Katherina, and step-grandchildren, Josiah, Rachel, Matthew, Jenna, Calvin and Stephanie.
Jake was born on October 29, 1938 to Jacob P. Elias and Sarah Voth in Altona, MB. He completed high school and worked at many places of employment including a cannery, DW Friesens, and as an ad writer at CFAM in Altona. He was married to his first wife, Ruth Dueck in 1967. He decided to go to Red River College and took an Instrument Technology and Electronics Technology course. After his schooling, he got a job at TransCanada Pipeline in Niverville and worked his way up into the office in Calgary. He was committed in his Christian faith and involved in the church that he attended in Calgary. His desire was for his children and grandchildren to experience their own personal relationship with Jesus. After Jake retired from TCPL (35 years) he moved to Morden. In 2004, he met Julia and they began dating. They married on July 16, 2005 with their families by their side. Since then they have really enjoyed travelling together to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Palm Springs and many places in Canada. They loved spending time visiting family and friends at their seasonal trailer site at Miller's Campground. When in Morden they attended Hillside Church and Morden Alliance Church. Jake loved computers and keeping up with the latest technology. He even built himself a KIM 1 computer. He enjoyed different genres of music from James Last to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Abba, and especially Hillsong worship songs. Jake also loved to discuss politics and world events. He had a way of conversing with people that you could leave the discussion with no hard feelings, even if you were on opposite ends of the spectrum. In his last few years he loved to sit out in the sunroom and patio and enjoy the nice weather. Jake was a very humble, nonjudgmental, loving and kind man. He was very generous and had a gentle spirit about him. He is going to be greatly missed by his wife, Julia, children and grandchildren. He was very much at peace in the last few days before God called him home.
A graveside service will be held today at Chapel Cemetery in Morden; video to follow.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Jake's memory to World Vision.
We want to express much appreciation to the nurses, doctors and medical staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, the Cardiac Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital, and the Palliative Care Team who provided excellent care for Jake for the short time that he was there.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 20, 2021
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