Jake grew up during the Depression on a farm near Glenbush, Sask. After chores, he’d explore the sloughs and bushes near their home. He learned young to identify birds and plants – a passion that continued. After Jake supported his brother Abe through medical school, Abe covered expenses while Jake, already 21, completed high school. Jake excelled, graduating from University of Manitoba Medical College. Apart from a 1-year break for post-graduate studies in Baltimore, Jake pursued a 40-year career as a family doctor in Saskatoon, delivering 3,000 babies. During medical school, he met Irene. Family was Jake’s priority. He served Christian Service Brigade and directed summer camps. Jake and Irene retired to Greendale, B.C. They became active in The Gideons, and led Bible studies and care groups. They spent many happy years hiking, birdwatching and enjoying nature walks together. Their shared delight in God’s creation never ceased. Their steadfast belief in God’s love and faithfulness never faltered.