Jake met Jesus in his mid-20s, altering his life’s trajectory. Jake was a tender fruit farmer in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. After serving on town council, he became lord mayor in 1973, hosting leaders from England, Botswana, India, Luxembourg, Holland, and Yugoslavia, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In 1979, Jake became a member of Parliament. He also served on farm boards, hockey associations, and leadership at Niagara Christian Fellowship Chapel. A man of steadfast prayer, active love, and loud laughter, Jake never lost the amazement that God would love him. He died suddenly.