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Jakob Heinrich Schneider Memorial Notice

Jack Schneider
Jakob (Jack) Heinrich Schneider, Punokamachka, Nov 1, 1946 – Sept 10, 2017 Jack passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and the Rocky Mountains in Invermere, BC.

He is survived by his wife Pamela, children Jack (Jessica) Mark (Sarah) and Julie (Neil) and was Papa Bo to his grandchildren Matt, Will, Cole, Charlotte, Remington and Laney.

Jack grew up in Ontario, graduating from Upper Canada College and Bishop’s University with his life long pals. Jack followed his love for the mountains, moving west where he raised his family in Calgary and their family cottage in Windermere, BC.

Jack was one of the first in Canada to achieve his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from HRH Prince Philip. He was a passionate volunteer for the Award, for which he was presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. A big part of Jack’s life was his commitment to The Calgary Stampede for 27 years. He was a volunteer with CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) spending Friday evenings at COP assisting blind skiers and was a dedicated member of the downtown Rotary Club in Calgary and later with the Rotary Club of Invermere.

His passions and interests were diverse and his friendships were extensive and genuine. To those who simply called him Bo and to the many kids who knew him as Papa Bo, he was a friend, a father figure, mentor and a leader.

Jack was a true renaissance man and life was an adventure with him.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday September 29nd at 2pm at Ridge Meadows Event Centre, 24314 Meadow Drive NW, Calgary. A casual gathering to share Jack stories will take place at Choppers Landing at RK Heliski, Panorama, BC on Sunday, October 1st, 2 to 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mountain of Hope Society, Box 34 Panorama, BC or to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Division.


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