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Born: Aug 16, 1949

Date of Passing: Apr 12, 2021

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August 16, 1949 - April 12, 2021

Jacob succumbed to his many illnesses in his 72th year, struggling with kidney disease and dementia for several years, an unfair end for someone who had made his living using his brain.
He is survived by his wife Karen, his children, Heather (Curt), Marc (Kathleen), and by his two precious grandchildren, Ilana and Ezra. He was not one to show emotion but he loved his children and grandchildren deeply and he was very proud of them for all of their accomplishments. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Tova and Larry Vickar and their extended family.
Jacob was the quintessential brilliant scientist and was very proud of his patent for a contactless electronics test system, which allowed him to work with companies around the world including the United States, Japan, and his home country of Israel. He would inform anyone who would listen that he was first and foremost an inventor and he regretted that he was never able to figure out time travel as that was one of his goals. In addition to his career, Jacob was very proud of having served in the Israeli military and would tell countless stories about his military days. He immigrated to Canada with $25 to his name and, with the support of his sister and her family, was able to turn that into enough money to provide his family with an incredible lifestyle including multiple trips around the world.
Jacob, also, enjoyed the little things in life. He would go for walks daily no matter the weather and enjoyed sitting with the family dog in the evenings watching the Toronto Blue Jays play baseball. He enjoyed talking to people about philosophical issues, especially as he grew older.
A service of remembrance was held at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish, you may contribute to a charity of your choice in his name.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 14, 2021

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