DUECK – Jake J. Dueck of Brooks passed away peacefully in Brooks on October 30th, 1997 at the age of 76 years.
Born in Dawlekanova – Ufa, Russia on July 4th, 1921 Jake came to Canada with his family in March of 1929 to Rosemary. He married Lena Greenwald in 1962 and together they resided in the Cassils area. Jake loved working with his hands, playing crib and kept a meticulous yard. He enjoyed animals especially dogs and will be remembered for his cheerful, easy – going personality and sense of humour. Jake always welcomed everyone to his home and enjoyed times spent with family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Lena; 3 sisters Katie Dueck, twin sister Helen Ferguson and Annie Schmaltz; and brothers Peter and Henry Dueck.
Jake leaves to cherish his memory his sister Susie Loewen of Rosemary; brother John Dueck of Hope, B.C.; special friend Dorothy Johnson of Brooks; numerous nieces, nephews and their families as well as many friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4th from Smith Memorial Chapel. Pastor Bill Martin officiated.
Honorary pallbearers were George Loewen, David Boschmann, Dorothy Johnson, Charlie Tagland, Katie Eresman, Dan Loewen and Neil Draper. Active pallbearers were Chad Loewen, Pat Boschmann, Dennis Dyck, Irv Loewen, Cheri Bokvist and Scott Loewen.
Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery.
If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to the Newbrook Lodge, 500 3rd Street East, Brooks, AB. T1 R OG5. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.