In Loving Memory ~
The family of Ole Jakobsen is sad to announce his sudden passing on February 16th, just 4 days before his 75th birthday. Ole was a kind and loving soul: a talented contractor/ bricklayer, a brother, father, uncle, grandfather and a great friend to many. He was born in Odense, Denmark in 1948 where he spent the first half of his life before moving to Canada.
In Red Deer, Ole leaves behind his sister, Dr. Jytte Roy-Poulsen, nieces Tammy McArthur and Ann Waschuk along with grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grandnephew. In Denmark, he leaves behind: two sons, Henrik (with Jane) and Jonas Jakobsen (with Alice) as well as Jonas's girls, the cherished granddaughters Carolina and Kristina.
He also leaves behind much beautiful tile and brickwork which graces the homes and yards of this community as well as those in Denmark. But perhaps more importantly, he leaves behind the gift of kindness, laughter and authenticity which will ever be held in the hearts of all those who knew him.
We are gathering to raise a glass in honour and gratitude to him at the East 40th Pub on Sunday, February 26th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.