Jacob (Jake) Daniel Baum passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 in long term care in Calgary, AB at the age of 87. Diagnosed with Dementia two years ago, Jake had been suffering from the declines of the disease. He leaves behind his wife, Grace, of 61 years; his son, Doug; daughter, Cyndi; son-in-law, Brent; grandsons, Austin and Mason; brothers and sisters-in-law; Winnie (Nick) Slootweg, Maria (David) Stretch, Wayne (Alvina) Peddie; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Jake was pre-deceased by his parents, Jacob and Natalia Baum; and sister, Lenora Peddie.
Born in Medicine Hat, AB, Jake spent his youth in Maple Creek, SK where he enjoyed playing hockey and graduated high school. He moved to Medicine Hat in 1956 and met Grace two years later.
Jake had a lifelong career with Western Cooperative Fertilizer, obtaining his second-class steam engineer ticket. Relocating to Calgary in 1965, Jake’s passion for his family stood out in ensuring that they were well looked after.
A true do-it-yourselfer, he was meticulous in the house projects he built, the cars he maintained and the lawn that was the envy of the neighborhood. He took great pride in all that he did.
Family camping vacations on a lake or at the ocean were fond memories with their young family.
Jake’s fondness for golf often saw him on the links at Maple Ridge Golf Club and, in retirement, golfing and volunteering as course marshal at D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club in Okotoks, AB.
He also loved to curl and was a long-time member of three Calgary men’s curling leagues.
Through these sporting activities, work and the congregation at McDougall United Church, Jake made many, many long-time friends. He will be sorely missed by all of us left behind.
The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff at Bethany Riverview in Calgary for their great kindness in taking such great care of Jake during his residence.
A Memorial Service will be held for Jake at McDougall United Church on Monday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM following COVID restrictions and will be livestreamed @ www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7mplguk2NAKiZ0zRl8iMg/video
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Jake’s name to the Bethany Care Foundation – Bethany Riverview bethany7754.thankyou4caring.org/donate or telephone Toll Free
100, 2915 – 26 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2B 2W6
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jacob Daniel Baum December 27th 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Airdrie, Province: Alberta