Jake Nickel late of Chilliwack, passed away October 30, 2002 in the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Jake was born March 27, 1925 in Nicolaipol, Ukraine. He had lived in this area for 52 years.

Jake was a retired dairy farmer. He liked visiting, having coffee with friends at the mall, driving around the neighbourhood, and he enjoyed his church community.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Greendale First Mennonite Church. Rev. Philip Wheaton officiating. Interment in the Greendale Cemetery. Casketbearers, Shelby Nickel, Lance Nickel, Glenn Janzen, Peter Neufeld, Henry Neufeld, and Jake Janzen.

Jake is survived by his wife Katie; son Henry (Annegret) Nickel, son Hardy (Jane) Nickel, and daughter Linda (Glenn) Janzen; and grandchildren, Shelby (Carla), Lance (Carolyn), Nicole, Jamie, Sarah, Scott, and Owen.

He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Margarte Nickel; one brother Peter, missing in the war; and one brother-in-law George Neufeld.