BRAUN, Jacob Hugo “Jake”
July 20, 1939 – Oct. 5, 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Jake spent his final days at home in the loving care of his family, passing peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Jake will be dearly missed by his wife Sandy, his sons and daughters-in-law Perry and MaryEllen and Mike and Deb, and his precious grandchildren Jeannette, Michael, Devan and Madison as well as numerous extended family members and dear friends. Jake was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Langley, B.C. where he met Sandy his wife of 52 years. His passion for automobiles led him to South Surrey where he teamed with Len Collishaw and established Peace Arch Toyota, which he operated successfully for over forty years until it’s sale and his retirement in 2005. Jake served as President of the Canadian Toyota Dealers Association and as as a board member with the BC Toyota Dealer’s Council, the Canadian Association of Japanese Auto Dealers and the BC Automotive Dealers Association. From these roots on the Semiahmoo peninsula Jake was also tireless in his service to the community as President and an executive member with the White Rock Lions Club. But Jake is perhaps best remembered for his time as a Coach, Manager and a member of the executive for Semiahmoo Minor Hockey, White Rock South Surrey Little League and other local amateur sports organizations. After he retired Jake enjoyed spending time with family, watching his grandchildrens sports, travelling the world with Sandy, passionately following his Vancouver Canucks as a 43 year season ticket holder, golfing at Hazelmere Country Club and spending his winters in Mesa, Arizona. We will all miss Jake’s generous spirit, boundless enthusiasm and passion for life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, October 12, 2012 at Victory Memorial Park 14831-28th Ave, South Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Godspeed Dad, you will live forever in the hearts of those you touched!