Apr 28, 1921 – Mar 8, 2018
The son of a Matsqui pioneer family, Eldon Theordore Jacobson, passed peacefully on March 8, in Prince George, BC in his 97th year.
He was born on April 28, 1921 in his grandparents home on Hallert Road, Matsqui. He grew up on his parents farm on Harris Road and attended school in Matsqui Village. He had a varied work career starting as a laborer on his fathers contracting crew, working in the Abbotsford Pacific Milk Plant, the North Vancouver Shipyards, the Elementary Flying School at the Abbotsford Airport and finally training to become a successful licensed realtor and insurance agent. He ran his own business, Jacobson Agencies on Montrose Ave. for several years.
Looking for a change, he sold his business and moved to Kamloops to build and operate the Four Seasons Motel. But, Abbotsford was home and after three years he returned and developed the Tenoaks Farms Subdivision. He enjoyed bowling, the quarter-horse circuit, travelling, fishing, watching the hockey games, and a good game of bridge with the boys. Always community minded, he served as an Abbotsford councillor, Chairman of the M.S.A. Hospital Board, a charter member of the Abbotsford Lions Club and Chairman of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. He retired to Vernon but with his declining health, he moved to Prince George two years ago to be near his son Barrie and family.
Eldon was predeceased by his parents, Rose and Ted Jacobson and his infant son, Terrence, his first wife, Margaret and second wife, Erna. He will be greatly missed by his family: daughters Joan and Pat Jacobson and son Barrie/Helen Jacobson; grandchildren Kirsten/Darrell Peck, Kerry Casperson and Lee Casperson, Shane, Shalene, James, Tyler and Ryan Jacobson; great grandchildren Kira and Jaron Peck, Nathan and Kaitlyn Casperson; sister Evelyn/Keith Souster; nieces Karen/David Janeway, Kathryn/Cam Brewster and companion Marjorie Howe.
At Eldons request there will be no service but a family graveside gathering will be held at a later date to inter his ashes in the family plot in Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford.