Jakobsen, Bert

July 24, 1942 ~ February 4, 2015

JAKOBSEN_picJAKOBSEN, Bert – Age 72 of Mooretown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Barbara (O’Reilly) Jakobsen for 52 years and best friends for over 60 years. Loving father of Sandy (Ryan) Duffy. Spoiling Pappa of Abby Gayle, Chloe and Samuel Duffy. Dear brother-in-law of Evelyn (late Ralph) White, Sharon (Allan) Long and Dorothy (Donald) Goodman. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Bert was a loyal mentor for several teenage boys that were involved with “U” Turn Ministries. Bert loved his horses, dogs and life on the farm.


Following Bert’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or “U” Turn Ministries.

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  1. We were very sorry to read of Bert’s sudden passing. We have vivid memories of our trip to Moores cottage with you both. Great time. Our sympathy is with you Barb and your family. He will be missed.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Berts passing. I still talk about the go-cart he built me as a kid and all the times he fixed my motorbike. He took the time to teach me many things that I still apply in life. I’m a better person for knowing him. Deepest sympathy Barb and Sandy.

  3. Is with a heavy heart we write to you and your family. Our thought s have been on all of you for the past few days. Good old Bert, what a fine neighbour, friends and character. he loved life and all his hobbies. So good to Daniel. Atrue friend we will miss. We will keep in touch but we are reaching out right now from a long way!

  4. Sandy….Bill and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Bill, Sandy and family

  5. Barb & Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know you already miss him!!
    take care and I hope to see you soon.

  6. Barb, Sandy and family.
    I write our condolences with tears in my eyes. We loved Bert so much. Many days laughing and having a great time. We are so sorry we could not be there in person but we are always thinking of everyone. He will be missed.
    All our love

  7. Barb; Ryan ; Sandy and family: so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  8. Barb,Sandy,Ryan and kids
    so sorry to hear about Berts passing he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. I remember back 25 years ago when we first met you and Bert we had so many laughs out riding , Bert coaching Devon into the mud puddle , and of course the day he walked in and seen my cupboards painted we still laugh at that . We have so many great memories he was one of a kind . If you need anything don’t hestitate to call ,love and hugs to you all

  9. Bert will be sadly missed by so many. He was a sweet man and I loved him a lot. What a great guy!! So kindhearted and loving. Barb, you and Bert had a great marriage. He was a wonderful husband, a wonderful father to Sandy and a wonderful grandpa to Chloe, Abigail and Samuel. Much love to each of you, love from Diane

  10. We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father Sandy. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Treasure all the memories as he will always be in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Floyd and Judy Ritchie

  11. Dear Sandy, Ryan, Abby, Chloe and Samuel,
    We didn’t know your father but know that was your daddy, grandfather, pappa, father-in-law and friend. No one can ever replace this wonderful man, but God can help you through this difficult time. Praying for the comfort only God can give you. Praying that you will feel the love of Christ and His heavenly hugs around you at this time. Love, Harriet & Mike and Family.

  12. we are so sad knowing we will never be able to listen to Bert and his laughter and wit. He was such a good kind person. We liked him a lot

  13. Barb… you showed us what real marriage is… sticking together for 52 years always with chuckle or a “Oh Bert” when he would share his opinions and his great stories of being young in Corunna….. I always knew he would be honest with me… always knew where he stood.. He also showed me what it is like to put your family first… he did so many things for Sandy, his grandkids, and his son-in-law … I can’t even begin to list them as they are many…He showed my son how to be giving without expecting anything in return and always took interest in his activities.. So glad I got to go on a wagon ride with Bert at Chloe’s fund raiser… The wood stove will always remind us of Bert’s heart…. BIG!!!
    Bert you will be sadly missed but always remembered!!! Barb … I am only a text away if you need a prayer

  14. Bert was a great friend for many years. We know he will be missed by his loving family and many others. RIP Bert.