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Wilfred Edmund Jacoby

March 26, 1936

July 19, 2023

Wilfred “Wilf” Edmund Jacoby was born and raised in Greenfield Park, Quebec. It was there that he met and married his beloved wife of 60 years, Beverley (nee Harris). They started their family and Wilf took great pride in being a devoted father to his children, Allison (Just) and Michael. He will be deeply missed by his four grandsons, Josh, Ben, Fraser Jacoby, and Adam Just.

Due to the unrest in Quebec, the family made the decision to move west. They first settled in Kamloops for a short time before finally making Calgary their home for the remainder of Wilf’s long and fulfilling life. Wilf had a multitude of hobbies and interests, including skiing, biking, fishing, and sailing. He actively participated in his children’s activities and was involved as a flag football coach and later assisted at ski races, including the 1988 Winter Olympics. In addition to his passion for sports, Wilf had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, reading multiple newspapers daily and challenging himself with new skills and hobbies, such as the daily crossword puzzle.

Wilf maintained close connections to his “German Family,” including his nephew Carl and his family in Ottawa, as well as his cousins, the Brosda’s, in Edmonton. Together with their close friends, Wilf and Bev embarked on many memorable adventures, including a six-week tour of Europe by van, cycling and sailing trips to the Gulf Islands, a Caribbean cruise, and various journeys to destinations like Hawaii, Belize, Florida, and numerous ski resorts.

Sadly, after a brief illness, Wilf peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones, just days after celebrating his 60th Wedding Anniversary with Bev. To honor his memory, a Memorial Gathering will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Condolences, shared memories, and photographs can be accessed and posted on the website http://www.MHFH.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of personal choice in Wilf’s name. Furthermore, to commemorate his life, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area as a living tribute to Wilf Jacoby’s memory.

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