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Jacob Epp

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Deaths-Jacob-EppJacob’s family immigrated to Canada in 1923, settling near Herbert, Sask. His family read the Bible every meal. At 15, Jacob received Christ at a country home church. He worked on the farm until attending Herbert Bible School and Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta. After Jacob returned home, his father urged him to find a mate; Jacob began writing to former classmate Mary, and they married the next summer. Jacob and Mary settled on a farm in Swift Current, Sask. They made a loving home for adopted son Dennis, of whom Jacob was very proud. After 37 years together, Mary died. Jacob met Helen, a widow, and began a new life with her and her 13-year-old daughter. Jacqui and Jacob became best friends in time. Jacob and Helen moved to Vernon, B.C., in 1983. After Helen’s death, he moved to Abbotsford to be close to Jacqui. Jacob’s love of music kept him going through hard times. Into his 90s, he continued to play violin and sing. He grew tomatoes, watermelons and peaches at Tabor Court. In 2014, he moved to Tabor Home for more care; once adjusted, he spread humour and sweetness to all around him.                  

  • Birth: March 1, 1918
  • Birthplace:
    Gruenfeld, Ukraine
  • Death: December 2, 2014
  • Parents:
    Cornelius & Anna Epp
  • Married:
    Mary Toews, Aug. 5, 1944 [d. Mar. 31, 1981]; Helen Block, 1982
  • Family:
    Helen; son Dennis; step-daughter Jacqueline (Jerry) Andres; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    age 17