REDEKOP, Jacob Jacob

Jacob Redekop passed away peacefully at his home on September 11, 2010 at the age of 79 years. He was born in the Ukraine on October 29, 1930, the second child to Jacob and Maria. He was predeceased by both parents, grandson Kyler, & great granddaughter, baby Emmanuel. He is survived by his loving wife Hilda, having just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on September 4th. He leaves to mourn, but never forget, his children, Rick (Donna), Ruth, Zebe (Bev), Rob (Anne), James (Sherry); his wonderful grandchildren who melted his heart, Dylan (Jayme), Colby (Samantha), Arielle, Nicholas, Kendra (Jamie), Teagan (Matheus), Thomas (Shauna), Travis (Roxann), Tanner, Angela (Jess), Ryan (Marie, and Carlee. The dearest to his heart were his 2 new great grandchildren, Gabby and Emmett. He also will greatly be missed by his siblings, friends, and neighbors.

A viewing will be held at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford on Wednesday, September 15 between 7 to 9 pm. A celebration of Jake’s life will be held on September 16 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Church. The family requests no flowers, but if you feel as though you would like to contribute in some way, there will be an opportunity to give a donation to MCC at both the viewing and the Celebration of Life service.

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning

That God was going to

call your name

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone;

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories

Your love is still our guide;

And though we cannot see you,

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.

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