J. A. Normand Jacobsen

In loving memory of Norman Jacobsen who passed away on April 17, 2019, his 89 th birthday. He is survived by his wife Launi, son Tore (Tammy), daughter Heidi (Eric) and his beloved grandchildren and his niece Elaine (Carlos) and family. Norman is remembered for his many years involved in logging including the Truck Loggers Association and Pacific Logging Congress and his commitment to public office including Alderman and Mayor (Maple Ridge) and as MLA and Minister (Mission). His friends and family will remember him for his love of sheep and horses but most of all for his unfaltering love, guidance, quiet strength and his love for Jesus. Please join us as we celebrate and honour Norman’s life on Wednesday May 1 st at Maple Ridge Baptist Church at 11am.
You will forever be in our hearts, we love you Papa.

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  1. Dear Launi
    I am so sorry to hear of Norman’s passing. He was a true gentleman and served his community well. May he rest in peace now and may your memories of happy family times together help you through your grief. Please pass along my condolences to Tore and Heidi as well. Thinking of you .

  2. Dear Launi, Tore and Heidi, sorry for your loss
    Al Hooge

  3. I did not know Norman well, but my memories of him from Tore and Tammy’s wedding are that he was a lovely and kind gentleman. I am sorry he has passed, and my thoughts are with you all.
    Anne Dietrich (Tammy’s aunt)

  4. Dear Launi, Tore and Heidi,
    I am saddened to hear that Norm has passed away. My heart goes out to you. It was such a pleasure to help Norm reforest his property in Mission, and hear his amazing logging stories and childhood history in Mission. We remember his kindness and support of Mission’s Tree Fam Licence. His legacy lives on through our nameing of the JV Logging Road several years ago.

  5. Dear Launi, Tore and Heidi
    We are deeply saddened to hear about Norm. He was nice man, great landlord, a very decent human being.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all, from all of us at Minuteman . He will be missed.
    God Bless!!

  6. I have not seen you for some years, Launie, but I remember you and Norm very well, both from our chance meetings at Timmies in Mission, and from his Maple Ridge days. I know, as you do, that he is in a better place, with Jesus. Please accept my. Deep sympathy for your loss, for all your family..

  7. Dear Launi, Tore and Heidi,
    We were saddened to hear of Norms passing . It made us remember the fun times we had with our family on your farm – Christmas tree cutting , sharing meals , and enjoying your warm hospitality . We will remember Norm for his love and appreciation of the land , the people and the animals who shared his piece of heaven on earth with him and with us .
    you all are in our hearts ,
    Murray and Sheila Fraser, and the Fraser/ Devlin Clan .

  8. My dear friend Launi and family. I’m so sorry to read about the recent passing of Norm. My heartfelt condolences to you all. I have moved back to Mission if you would like to get together don’t hesitate to call me. My number is 604-814-9040.
    Deb and Courtnay Poole

  9. Dear Launi
    I am sorry to hear about Norman’s passing.
    He taught my wife,Mimi , how to cook a Christmas turkey as we celebrated our first Canadian Christmas with him . We had a lot of fun bringing the sheep to market. Thanks to Norman I’ve got a nickname,Wimbo’ and that name stuck.We celebrated our wedding in 1975 while we were living at his log house.He lived above us and would tap with a stick on the ceiling telling me,hey Wimbo’ the sheep are out. He used to joke around while we were cleaning the ram shed the first girl who comes with rubber. Boots I’m going to marry and so Launi became the one . One day he quibet Wimbo’ you win I’m gonna keep it with 2 children (we have 5),He was a wonderful man,who was often in my thoughts
    Wish you God’s blessing in this difficult time
    Love Wim and Mimi

  10. Dear Launi

    We’re sorry to hear about Norman’s passing
    May you sense God close in this difficult time

    Wim and Mimi

  11. Dear Launi, Tore and Heidi,
    Very sorry to hear of our loss of Norman. He was a well respected man in all of the circles I have known him to be in, including the forestry, logging and political organizations. He was also a kind neighbour to my mother’s family and me at the Jacobsen home place. I still look back with fond memories of the Wee Friends Preschool days our children were in together, and the successful provincial election we worked so hard on in 1986.
    Wishing your family the best regards during this difficult time.
    Ken and Tracey Stenerson.

  12. Violet and Jennifer McKenzie

    Dear Launi sending sincere condolences as we read today of Norm’s passing. Seems a long time ago with Norm , Austin and my husband John who enjoyed assisting them both with their municipal and provincial political endeavors. They all enjoyed the challenge of serving their communities.
    Always such a gentlemen and devoted to family and left a wonderful legacy for many.
    Violet and Jennifer McKenzie.

  13. We were so saddened to see Norman’s obituary in the paper today. We will always remember his kindness and warm smile. He and Launi allowed us to ride our horses on their beautiful property on Jacobsen St. and we were always amazed at how hard they both worked to keep everything in order. We loved being able to take our girls there to choose a special Christmas tree and have a chat with Norm.
    We send Launi and family our sincerest sympathy. May your memories of Norman bring peace during this time of sorrow.
    Sincerely meant, the Brooks family.

  14. Dear Launi and your precious Family,
    Wanting to say that we are so very sorry for your recent loss of your dear husband, Norm. You both are such warm, caring folk and it was always such a joy to meet the two of you. He gave so much to his community and was always willing to help those in need. You will miss him immensely and wanting you to know that we care for you and share in your grief. What a blessed gift from God that we have Jesus and our faith in our Savior to sustain us during our earthly trials and to know that one day we will be reunited with our loved ones in our heavenly home.
    May God continue to give you strength and peace.
    Lovingly, Sheila and Robert Demers

  15. Dear Launi , Tore , Heidi
    We send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Norm . We have many special memories of you all in church . In our thoughts and prayers
    Isobel & Janice Gilchrist

  16. Norman and mitzie vig

    Norman was a very special man and we loved and respected him very much. Enjoyed the years we lived with him and launi.

  17. Paul and Helen Rose

    Dear Launi, Tore, Heidi and families

    Thinking of you at this very difficult time,
    Paul and Helen Rose

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