April 2, 1941 - November 13, 2020
Jacob (Jake) Woloshchuk, loving husband of Margaret and father of Tanis and Dawn, passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on Friday, November 13, 2020. Jake was born on April 2, 1941 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, to Fred and Haffia Woloschuk. Jake grew up in a farming community just outside of Clair Saskatchewan. He left home at a very young age and began a career in teaching at a small school near Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. He earned Bachelor Degrees of Education and Science from The University of Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary with Margaret in 1968. They started a family and he eventually attained a Masters in Education from The University of Calgary. Jake was actively involved with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and also travelled overseas on a year-long educational sabbatical in the UK. He thoroughly enjoyed being the Math Department Head of a large high school until retiring in 1996. Although he suffered from chronic depression throughout his life, Jake was a strong source of love and support for his close friends and family. He had a kind and generous spirit and a passion for helping troubled students who struggled academically. He also enjoyed hiking, golfing and biking and loved to sit down at the end of the day with a good book. In retirement, Jake and Margaret were fortunate to embark on various travel adventures and enjoyed many winters in Palm Springs. Jake is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Margaret; daughter Dawn (Jeremy) and grandson Maddox; daughter Tanis (Andy), and grand-daughters Isabelle and Jessica and their father Bob. He is also survived by his sister Sophie (Wilfred) and brother-in-law Don. He was predeceased by his father Fred, his mother Haffia, and his sister Mary. We wish to offer our sincerest thank you to the staff at the Bethany Riverview of Calgary and the 2nd Floor Long Term Care at the High River General Hospital. If desired, memorial tributes in Jake’s name may be directed to the 2nd Floor Long Term Care C/O High River and District Health Care Foundation, 560 – 9th Avenue SW, High River AB, T1V 1B3. A Private Family Memorial will be held on November 28th, 2020 at The Atrium at Lyle Reeves Funerals, High River. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
Jacob (Jake) Woloshchuk, loving husband of Margaret and father of Tanis and Dawn, passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on Friday, November 13, 2020. Jake was born on April 2, 1941 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, to Fred and Haffia Woloschuk.... View Obituary & Service Information
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