Jacob WARKENTIN

Warkentin, Jacob “Jake”. Passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014, on the morning of his 68th birthday. He is sadly predeceased by his loving wife Julie, and survived by his son Jamie; daughter Kristi, son-in-law James and granddaughter Olive; sisters Nettie and Anita; brother Henry and sister-in-law Jane; nephew Brad and wife Cindy; nephew Doug, wife Allison and their sons Sam and Matthew. Along with Julie, Jake started Kelowna Steel Fabricators in 1973. During the past 41 years, Jake built countless business relationships and friendships in the community. He exemplified what it meant to do good business, and he always treated every customer, and every member of his staff, with kindness and respect. Kelowna Steel continues to prosper today in the capable hands of his son Jamie. In 1993, Jake and Julie built the log home of their dreams, and always had an open door to family and friends for countless gatherings and good cheer. Jake spent much of his spare time working on his ‘famous’ tractor collection. An active member of the Okanagan Antique Power Club, he took great pride in restoring many of his tractors to their original glory, and sharing them with generations young and old. Until Julie passed away in 2010, she and Jake also embarked on numerous travel adventures, many of which were taken in their much enjoyed ‘home on wheels’. Most of all, Jake was a devoted husband, father, and treasured friend to those who were lucky enough to know him. He will be missed and loved always. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.