Jake BLOCK

Jake Block passed away peacefully on April 19th at the age of 89, with wife Irene Gummeson at his side. Her children, Jake’s son Ron and daughter Cindy, grandchildren and step- grandchildren near to his side, the room at Cascade Hospice was filled with love and gratitude. He is survived by his wife, Irene, 3 step-children, 8 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren, his first wife Susan Block (Kroeker) 3 children, Diane, Ron and Cindy, 7 grand children, 10 great grand children, sister Betty and brothers John and Henry. Born March 7th, 1925 in Orenberg, Ukraine, he arrived to Canada in September, 1926. Settled in Rosenfeld, Manitoba and relocated to the Fraser Valley in 1947 where he made his mark in B.C. as a legendary sportsman and friend.

Predeceased by Mother and Father, Anna and John Block, brothers Pete and David, sisters Susan and Anne whom he looked forward to meeting again.

Memorial to be held 11:00am May 9th,

Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford, BC. All are welcome. He will be greatly missed but his strength of spirit abides through us.