Greta Jolck Jacobsen, of RR1 Hanover, passed away at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Friday, December 14, 2018. She was 85.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, on October 24, 1933, to the late Marius and Thorah (nee Jolck) Jacobsen. Greta was passionate about volunteering her time, previously part of the Red Hat Society, Friends of the Library, Ontario Nature, and the Council of Canadians.
Survived by children Laura (Rocky) Madsen of Pefferlaw, Ontario, Stephen Belfry (Bonnie Brownstein) of Quadra Island, British Columbia, Douglas Belfry of Strathmore, Alberta, Kenneth (Elena) Belfry of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and Emily Belfry-MacKinnon (Peter Vershuuren) of Whitby, Ontario. Dearly missed by grandchildren Alayna Belfry, Jacob MacKinnon, and Alexander MacKinnon, as well as her partner John Shaw, of Hanover. Fondly remembered by brother Leif (Ann) Jacobsen of Elora. Predeceased by her parents, and sisters Lise, Erna, and Elsie.
To honour Greta’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Crawford United Church (502239 Conc 10, Elmwood, ON), on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 11am.
Memorial donations to the St. Mary’s General Hospital – Cardiac Care Unit or the Crawford United Church were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Greta Jacobsen 2018..