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Segboer, Jacob (Jake)

Jacob (Jake) Segboer, beloved husband of Leah Segboer of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the age of 90 years.
Besides his loving wife Leah, Jake is survived by three sons, Gary (Myrna), Bruce (Joanne), Rick (Tracy); one daughter, Marie (Jim) Butler; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one sister, Bette Abramenko, three brothers, Clarence (Divina), Bunny (Jean), John (Lorraine) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jake was predeceased by his mother and father, his oldest son Clarence and his two brothers Jack and Pierre.
Jake was born in Lethbridge in 1919 to Abraham and Marie Segboer. He went to Howe school until Grade 8 and then he stayed home to help his dad with the farm duties.
Jake joined the RCAF and was first stationed in Calgary and then went east to St. Thomas where he was a leading air craftsman.
In 1943 he married the love of his life, Leah Burbidge, and they started farming in 1946 south of Macleod at the Hall place and then in 1950 his family moved to the Scott Farm. They lived there for 58 years doing what he loved best.
The farm consisted of cattle, horses, cats, dogs, and sometimes sheep. Jake was a great farmer and could fix almost anything put in front of him. Jake and Leah spent many winters down south enjoying the heat which Jake loved, traveling and meeting folks. He was always willing to play a game of cards and never lost his sense of humor.
In 2006 Jake and Leah moved to The View in Lethbridge and enjoyed the activities going on there. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in March and Jake celebrated his 90th birthday on April 8. We’re really going to miss you! A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church in Fort Macleod on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Eras Van Zyl officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery.

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