SCHROEDER Jacob. Jacob was born on March 17, 1917 in Sommerfeld, Manitoba (fourth son in a family of 11 children) and passed away peacefully at The Hamlets in Kamloops, BC on September 3, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years Sally and survived by his children Ken (Mary-Ann), Al (Sophie), Valery (Bill Braden), Barry (Karen), 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Jac was a life-long communicator as educator, writer and workshop presenter with Co-operatives in Manitoba, and with B.C. Central Credit Union in British Columbia and around the world. As he said in his memoirs…. “The intensive lifestyle that my work subjected me to has not robbed me of my passion for being engaged with people, my constant sense of humour, and the joys wrought by working closely with people for the common good. It has brought me an inner peace with God and man in the here and now, and a deep faith in the love and peace in the hereafter. To God be the praise and the glory.” There were no idle times for him. He loved gardening, woodworking and had a big passion for painting. He loved studying the Bible and shared his faith in attending and leading Bible studies for many years. We will cherish his memory and dearly miss him. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Hamlets of Westyde for their kind, compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate his remarkable life at 2:30 on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in the Chapel of the Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC.

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