In Loving Memory of Jekabs (Jake) 95 years, who died peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Center, Sudbury. Beloved wife of 58 years to Patricia Anne (nee Cowley). Loving father of Laurie (Teuvo), Scott (Cathy), Patti, Chris (predeceased) (Shirley), Eduards (Kerry) and Dzidra (Ken). Poppa to 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Born in Smitene, Latvia, Jekabs came to Canada after W.W.II, settling in Sudbury. As a certified Hoisting Engineer he could fix anything that broke, working for several companies in his career. Jekabs loved to travel with his wife Patricia, including going to Costa Rica at 94 years of age. He was an avid gardener, growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables up to this past fall. In his senior years Jekabs belonged to the Capreol Cross Country Ski Club, competing as the top skier of the year taking the prize in his late 80’s (1500 km). Jekabs belonged to the Latvian Society of Canada, Sudbury Branch, retiring from the presidency only 1 year ago. A member and avid supporter of St Mark’s United Church in Sudbury for over 50 years, Jekabs volunteered in many ways over the years. A Celebration of Jekabs’ Life will be held at St Mark’s United Church, 45 Walford Road, Sudbury on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to St Mark’s United Church or a charity of your choice.