Jake (Jaap) went home to be with His Saviour on Friday, May 8, 2015 while loving nurses were taking care of him. His passing went quickly even though he spent the last 4 weeks at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Jake was born in Holland to Adrianus and Fransina Groeneweg on December, 25, 1960.

Jake was known for his compassion and care for people and Gods world. Growing up on a farm, he moved to Canada where he worked as a herdsman. In Abbotsford he met his loving wife, MaryAnn and started his family. Arlen (Vanessa), Ben (Alex), Garret and Esther were born while he worked at achieving his lifelong goal of being a farmer.

In 1991 he moved to the farm working together with Henk & Aukje de Goede. His other passions were serving the Lord by being an elder, and writing several sermons. He loved people and was curious about most things, talking and asking questions.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, children, moms, & dad, brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC.

Jakes memorial will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 34631 Old Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food Grains.

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