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He will be deeply missed by Betty, his wife of 69 years; daughters, Sara Jane Schmidt (Rick) and Marilyn Cameron (Norman); two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jake was for many years the Executive Director of Lions Housing Centres in Winnipeg. He was a member of Portage Avenue Church and played competitive tennis well into his 80s.
Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021. If you wish to attend, please see the Friends Funeral Service website for details. We ask that you wear a mask.
The memorial service will be at Portage Avenue Church, 1420 Portage Avenue, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Proof of vaccination will be required. The service will also be live-streamed on the Portage Avenue Church website (pachurch.ca).
We want to especially thank all the wonderful staff at Bethania for their care of Jake and the family as well; in particular, Christina and Maria, the health care aides who most often made sure Dad picked up his phone during the many freezing cold window visits, when we couldn't get into Bethania due to the lockdown and to nurses Morgan and Earl for their loving care in the last three days of Dad's life. You will never know how much this meant to us.
Publish Date: Oct 16, 2021
He will be deeply missed by his wife Betty; daughters, Sara Jane Schmidt (Rick) and Marilyn Cameron (Norman); two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jake was for many years the Executive Director of Lions Manor and Lions Place in Winnipeg. He was a member of Portage Avenue Church and played competitive tennis well into his 80s.
A come-and-go viewing will be held at Friends Funeral Service on Friday, October 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A full obituary will follow when the remaining funeral details have been finalized.
Publish Date: Oct 6, 2021
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 06, 2021, Oct 16, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
To Sara Jane and family, I recognized the Suderman name and remembered you Sara Jane. I believe you attended John Henderson Jr. High with my sister Leah. You had been at our house on Hazeldell Ave. I believe you were a very good track runner. Anyway, even though I didn't know your dad or you very well at all, I was compelled to send you our condolences on behalf of my family, The McWhinney's. So sad to lose a parent. - Posted by: Jill Palmer nee McWhinney (friend via my sister Leah) on: Oct 17, 2021
I remember spending many days playing with our friend Marilyn as young children. Mr. and Mrs. Suderman were always so kind and welcoming. They took me with Marilyn to CGIT all the way down Portage Ave to their church. I still remember their vegetable garden and their clothesline and all the fun I had with Marilyn in those much simpler times. Praying for all of the Suderman family. Rest In Peace, Mr. Suderman. - Posted by: Teresa (Burgess) Horobec (Previous neighbour) on: Oct 16, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the Suderman’s. Jake occupied a larger than life presence in my youth. His easy laugh, bright enthusiasm and boundless energy marked him out in my young imagination of what men could become. From his visionary establishment of Lion’s Manor at the corner of Portage and Sherbrooke, to his exotic capacity as a model radio controlled airplane operator, Jake stood tall amongst the happy coterie of good friends my parents were blessed to make. During family retreats to Fargo, to weekends spent together at Brereton Lake he took intentional time teaching me how to really play tennis to surreptitiously validating a clandestine passion for pinball. As a woodworker he gifted our family many items still in regular use to this day. Jake Suderman epitomized for me the very best of what it took to not only be a fascinating guy but a great guy. Kind, competent and just a little wacky. I will always remember him with legitimate fondness. - Posted by: Don Derksen (Family Friend ) on: Oct 10, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Sara Jane my former piano teacher at Concord College for 2 years and I pray God will comfort you and give you peace knowing your dad is with his Heavenly Father. Also to Betty I remember you on the Music Committee when I was organist at Portage Avenue Church and I pray your Heavenly Father will give you peace and comfort you at the loss of your life partner and remember that God is the Father of widows and orphans. Rest in peace Mr. Suderman. - Posted by: Reinhold Heinrich Pauls (Former organist at Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church in the early 1990s) on: Oct 09, 2021
I met Jake in 1974 at Lions Manor with a self- help group of property managers lobbing the government for appropriate housing policy and sufficient funding. Jake had a high standard of respect and care for residents. Cleanliness, modern finishes, furnishings, and good lighting was visually evident on entering the Lions properties. More importantly, Staff were easily located and helpful. Residents were engaged and confident. Years later when teaching the Art of managing property, I was constantly reminded that Jakes example is the best instructor. Some things don’t change. Thanks Jake. Cheers Pete - Posted by: Pete Sanderson (Friend) on: Oct 07, 2021
Jake was one of the fine individuals I had the privilege to meet during the years I was associated with the Lions Club of Winnipeg. His sense of humour, wisdom and caring approach were constant, and it was always a pleasure to interact with him. May his family and friends be comforted by their many fond memories of Jake. R.I.P. Good Fellow. - Posted by: Bill Stevens (Friend) on: Oct 06, 2021
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