Obituary of Peter Charles JACOBS

July 30, 1944 – Niskayuna, New York  
May 14, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

On May 14th, 2020, Peter C. Jacobs, loving father and husband, passed away at the age of 75, in Calgary, Alberta.

Born on July 30th 1944 in Niskayuna, New York, to Edward Vernon and Irene (DeRycke) Jacobs, Peter was a passionate adventurer, a globe-trotter, an independent thinker; at times even a writer and philosopher; and a free spirit, but first and foremost a loving and caring father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend.

He was known for his love of debate and repartee and for his unique sense of humour. He loved discovering new ideas and was always a voracious reader who enjoyed seeing current and past events from different perspectives. He was as creative in his cooking as he was in his writing.

He leaves in mourning his three children, Charles E. Jean-Jacobs (Julie Dubé-Lamontagne), Florence Jean-Jacobs (their mother Diane Jean), Claudio Hirose (Amanda Hirose), his wife Lourdes Valdivia Nuñez; his ten grandchildren, (Colin and Hugo Jacobs, Anna and Arthur Blackburn, Daniela, Selena, Autumn, Ryann, Dade, and Danika Hirose); his sister Joanne Jacobs (Dale Sandusky), his brothers Edward Jacobs (Helen), John Jacobs (Dina), Bill Jacobs (Mary Ellen), Donald Jacobs (predeceased), Richard Jacobs, Fred Jacobs; as well as several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends across the world (Canada, United States, Peru, Malawi).

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In living memory of Peter Jacobs, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3,   Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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