William "Bill" Harold Jacobson

July 22, 1948 - March 19, 2023


Obituary For William "Bill" Harold Jacobson

Bill Jacobson, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Campbell River, BC, at the age of 74 years.We remember him as a dedicated coach, trainer, player, manager, and community volunteer. He had quick wit and a wonderful sense of humour. Bill operated and owned businesses in the Grande Prairie area for over 40 years and was heavily involved in fastball and hockey. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Lacey of 44 years; son Chris; son Cary (Roxanne); grandchildren Waylon and Gemma; brothers: Gary (Lisa), Bernie (Brenda), Bruce, and Tom; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Yvonne Jacobson; father and mother in-law Harold and Mary Lou Matlock; brother Wade; sister Susan and brother in-law Don Vogelesang; sister Lynne; as well as brother Keith.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 2:00pm, at the Grande Prairie United Church (10206-100 Ave.).Memorial donations:Grande Prairie Youth (boys & girls) Pirates Fastball Cheques payable to:Grande Prairie Fastball Association11705-90 Street, Grande Prairie, AB, T8X 1K1 E-transfer: Please reference: Bill Jacobson Memorial

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  • 04/28/2023

    Gonna miss you on our bench boss. You always were so positive and happy when u were at the park with us. One of my biggest fans always happy to see us and help out. Hugs from my family to yours. Scott hartley

  • 04/28/2023

    Lacey, Cary, Chris and families. We were so sad to hear of Bill's passing. We have so many great memories. Camping, playing ball, travelling to tournaments. The list goes on. He was such a wonderful man. So much fun to be around. Cherish the memories you have. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you big hugs.♥ Darrell, Lynn, Riley and Amber

  • 04/25/2023

    Remember Bill well from Rotary. He was a great Rotarian and served our club well. Condolences to all

  • 04/20/2023

    Lacey and Family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Glenda Forster

  • 04/16/2023

    We were sad to hear of Bill's passing. We will always remember his sense of humor amd soft heart. His dedication and the many hours he volunteered in the community were immense. Thinking of you Lacey, Carey and Chris. RIP 'wild Bill'! David & Lynn Goertzen

  • 04/13/2023

    I had the pleasure of working with Bill in the office setting and was always good with people and clients. Always had a smile on his face and willing to help when needed.

  • 04/05/2023

    So sorry to hear this. Bill was such a great guy. Always enjoyed seeing him around the ball diamonds and chatting with him. His love for the game was so great. Our condolences, Allan and Leeann Boyd

  • 04/03/2023

    So sorry to hear the sad news My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed a cold beer & chat with Bill RIP

  • 04/03/2023

    My condolences to the family .I remember bill forty years ago i used to go snowmobiling with him he was a awesome guy . Good guys like bill will be missed . RIP BILL from Harv Allen

  • 04/02/2023

    So sorry to hear of your loss Lacey and family. Our thoughts are with you.

  • 04/01/2023

    Lacey So sorry to read of Bill's passing. Many people in GP have memories of all the time he spent involved in the community. I hope your memories of your life with Bill and your family comfort you now and in the future. Shannon Andrews

  • 03/31/2023

    My condolences to you Lacey and all the family! A big loss to you guys and also to the community! So sorry to hear 😒

  • 03/31/2023

    Bill was one of the great Grande Prairie Minor Hockey volunteers for many years, as was Lacey. They could always be counted on and loved working with the players. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lacey and her family. Lorna LeBlanc GPMHA

  • 03/31/2023

    I posted a picture of our fastball team reunion which was in Sep 2014. We had a great time which was just a continuation of many good times from our fastball playing days. We miss you already Bill and will forever.

  • 03/31/2023

    Played hockey with the family over 60 years ago in Edmonton, to early for this guy

  • 03/31/2023

    So sad to hear of the passing of Bill. I enjoyed our meetings together and his sense of humour. I feel blessed to have known him. My heart breaks for you Lacie, Chris and Cory. He was truly an amazing man. 😢❤️

  • 03/31/2023

    Many hugs for all!! Rick and Patti Lenes

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