It is with incredible sadness that the family of Jacob Theodore Lazarick announce his sudden passing on July 14, 2022. Jake came into this world in a hurry on July 11, 2006 ready to light the world on fire. The sparkle in his eyes let everyone know that he was here to shake things up right from the very beginning.
Jake was born to Joe and Marcy Lazarick and was little brother to Ethan and big brother to Lincoln. Family was so important to Jake and he loved getting together with extended family for any excuse we could come up with. He would rotate steadily between bugging the adults in the kitchen, playing mini sticks with all the boys and patiently playing a quiet game with the younger kids. His dry sense of humor and quick wit were a match for any one of us and he loved to be in the center of things.
In his short 16 years he played every sport he possibly could. He left a lasting impression on his teammates in soccer, baseball, swim club, hockey, lacrosse and every school sport he could fit in. The last couple of years he developed a great passion for golf and was so excited to be spending his mornings this summer working the early shift at the golf course followed by a round or 2 of golf, either with his friends or by himself, it didn’t matter.
School was a social experience for Jake. He wasn’t there to learn, although he could if he put some effort into it. He was there to make memories and have fun. Thankfully, that fun only led to a call from the principal twice. He was friends with everyone he met and left a lasting impression on them all. He was rarely the leader of the pack, he was just content to be included. COVID quarantining was especially challenging for Jake because he lost sports and his face-to-face connection with all of his friends. Returning to hockey and school was a blessing for us all!
Leaving to mourn his passing are his mom, Marcy and dad, Joe (Sam) and brothers Ethan and Lincoln. His Grandma Mel (Tom), Papa Bud (Tammy), Uncles Scott, Tanner, Izaya, Jordon (Tessa) and Aunties Rae (Skyler) and Drew (Raichle) and cousins Bentley, Jayce and Brixton. As well, his grandma Phyllis (Barry), Uncles Tyler (Heather), Curtis and Aunt Laura and cousins Nick and Ella. Also survived by Bill and Verna Gibb and Shauna Gibb (Bob).
Jake also leaves behind numerous friends and teammates. You were all a blessing in his life and he enjoyed every second he spent with you all.
Jake was predeceased by his grandpa LeRoy Lazarick and his great grandparents on all sides.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd at the Killam Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ATB trust account that will be set up in Jake's name to fund a sports scholarship. The email for etransfers will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If attending the services, we encourage you to please wear a mask. Thank you