Jacobus van Gogh

Obituary of Jacobus Gerades van Gogh

Jake ( Sjaak ) van Gogh was born Aug. 22 ,1937 in a small town called Mierlo in the Netherlands. He grew up in a busy home with 7 brothers and 4 sisters. His father owned and operated a bakery within the home while his mother ran the grocery store.

It was Jake’s love of music that brought him to Canada. He auditioned for the Canadian Armed Forces in Germany and was accepted. He moved to Halifax and became a member of the Stadacona band. Jake then married and welcomed his son, Jacob whom he loved dearly. Jake later moved to Gagetown where he met Ethel, the love of his life.

Throughout the years, Jake was always a hard worker. He loved gardening, flowers and classical music. He played the french horn with the orchistra. He enjoyed the outdoors and  you could find him riding his bike along the trails.   He kept close ties with his family both in Canada and in the Netherlands. 

There will be no visitation or services.

Vaarwel, we zullen je missen.

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