142842
135488
Funeral Homes   Submit Obituary

JACOBSEN, Richard John

JACOBSEN, Richard John

Richard passed away suddenly on June 10, 2019 at the age of 75. He is survived by the “Love of his Life” and loving wife, Linda Mitchell; sons Brad, Brock (Tina), and Glen; Rhonda Head (Jeff), and Jimmy Mitchell; grandchildren Wyatt and Dawson Head; sister Linda Donofrio, brother John Jacobsen (Rhonda), sisters-in-law Anne Millsap (Norman) and Ruth Warwick; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Faith, father Nils and sister Patricia.
Richard was a longtime active member/manager of the Kelowna Men’s Club. He loved playing Gin and Pool, and kibitzing with his best friends everyday there. It was truly his second home. Richard loved being the “Token Man” at all the T.G.I.F nights with the girls. He was such a true gentleman who was loved and admired by everyone. He was a very proud Papa who totally enjoyed watching Wyatt and Dawson’s ball and hockey games. Richard was a longtime member of the K.G.C.C. and golfed 3 times a week. Richard was also very passionate about his black 63 Pontiac “Too Tall” which won many trophies at the car shows he attended. His favorite place to go was Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico where we spent 5 weeks a year with good friends. He would be found under a palapa reading and sipping on a “dos equis”.
Before retiring 10 years ago, he was the General Manager of Paving for Emil Anderson Construction where he was employed for 39 years. He would tell you stories of every road they paved in BC as well as his funny experiences along the way with his fellow workers.
We will never forget “The Look” Richard gave to us while peeking over the top of his glasses with those big eyes. He was a great man. The Best of the Best. He will truly be missed by every heart he touched.
A huge thank-you for the wonderful care he was given during his stay in the I.C.U. ward. The nurses cared for him like he was their own. They were unbelievable throughout his transition period – there was music, candles, a comfort cart and still constant care given. A truly magical experience for us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Wishing Well Program” at the Kelowna General Hospital, www.kghfoundation.com. A private family graveside service and an Open House Celebration will be held in July. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
We welcome you to Richard’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 13th at the home of Esther and Bruce Kitsch, 3330 Neid Road, (Kitsch Winery) Open house 2:00 - 4:00.



Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/jacobsen-richard-john/
Condolence Messages
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Linda and family so sorry to hear of TOO TALLS passing. A great man and good friend.
    Fish and Francine
  • Jun 29, 2019
    Dear Linda and family,
    So sorry and shocked to hear this news. He will be deeply missed in Ixtapa. Looking forward to seeing you there in 2020.
    Love you, Milt and Pat Dilling
  • Jun 25, 2019
    So sorry to hear of your loss, Linda. My condolences to you and your family.
    Julie Spencer
  • Jun 25, 2019
    Linda, so sorry to hear of your husband's passing! Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.
    Colleen Green
  • Jun 25, 2019
    Brad, and family:
    We hold you in our prayers, and share memories of a great neighbour and friend, with eAc connections. Treasure the memories and gifts.
    Carmel & David Worrall
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Linda and Family. My deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Bruce Hardy
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Linda and family,
    So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Sending prayers and love at this time. Keep all those loving memories close to your hearts.
    Lillian Moller
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Dear Linda,
    We are so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
    Jeannie and Rodger Orchison
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Linda and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Rich was a true gentleman and a class act. He'll be missed by all who knew him.
    Bob Baird
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Linda, our condolences go out to you and your family.
    Dale & Lynn Armeneau
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Extending our sincere condolences to the Jacobson family, and reflecting on the many great memories of years in the EAC/MVC "construction family". Rich was a "stand up" guy, that will be remembered and missed by many.
    April and Dan Smirl
  • Jun 22, 2019
    Linda I am so sorry for your loss. Rich was a great guy! Always respected him.
    Isa Fredrickson
  • Jun 22, 2019
    So sorry that Russ has another good man that arrived too early to play racquetball with again. A life well lived. Condolences on behalf of the Ensign Family.
    Rusty
  • Jun 22, 2019
    Linda & Family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. Lots of good memories of him at the Kelowna Club and gatherings. Sorry to see him pass at such a young age.
    Brian Morris
  • Jun 22, 2019
    Linda and family so sorry to hear about Rich. He was a shining example to all us other gentlemen in Ixtapa dining with you and all your gang of ladies. We will miss him. Ross and Diane Laing
  • Jun 22, 2019
    So sorry for your loss Linda. Hugs for you. Maureen Poppoff
  • Jun 21, 2019
    A wonderful man who will be missed by all. He was respected and loved by everyone. Barclay and all at the men's club feel his absence deeply. So sorry Linda.
    With Love, Barclay & Terri Dobbin
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Linda and family
    Rich was one of those rare men about which you never heard anything but good.
    Mike Fredrickson
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Sorry Linda, he was a real gentleman and a good man. You made him happy - l'm glad you found each other and had some good years together.
    Love, Audrey
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Linda we are so very sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Such a great man he was. Cherish all those wonderful memories. He will be missed by many many people.
    Lots of love,
    Wayne and Ardie
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Our heartfelt condolences to Linda and family. I know Rich is up there playing Gin with Ben, Steve and Barry, laughing, telling old stories again and again.
    The Bjornson Family
  • Jun 18, 2019
    So so sorry for your loss Linda. Irene Hubbard
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Linda + family
    I just hear of his passing today, so sorry to hear about it. Too Tall was a great guy, he will be missed by all of you, many hugs, Marlys and Grant
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Dear Linda & family, we just learned of your loss. We send our deepest sympathies and hope that you all are doing as well as can be expected. We remember some great times together and will always cherish them.
    Ken Clarke & Denise Bourdon
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Dear Linda and Family,
    My sincere condolences at this difficult time for all of you.
    I had the good fortune of spending lots of great time with Rich. His passion for his Pontiac was second to none. Such a fussy guy but so fair. I was very proud to have worked with him in getting the car just the way he wanted it. I know he enjoyed every car show he attended and let me know every time he won. and that was very often.
    He will be sadly missed by our car community but never forgotten.
    Tall fair and honest.
    Gordie Abougoush
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Linda and family - So sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Our sincerest condolences.
    Ken and Sandy Zangbell
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Dear Linda and Family,
    We are sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. Our deepest condolences.
    Randy&Kim Spencer
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Linda, sorry to hear of your loss. We will all miss two tall Rich. He always treated everyone with respect and kindness. I will miss him not coming in for his yearly ham.
    Don Favell
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Linda & Family,
    On behalf of the Barclay Family we were so saddened to hear of your loss. Rich (Too Tall) was always so kind to our father Peter and us, especially in his last year - as noted, a true gentleman, a true friend - just one great guy! Such fond memories he has left.
    Leslie Weisbeck (Barclay)
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Linda & family,
    My deepest sympathies during this difficult time! Sorry for your loss!
    Murray Neuman
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Linda and Family,Richard passed way too soon. He was loved and respected by many. He was proof that you could never be too tall or love too much. He was a great man.
    Pat Mitchell
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Dear Linda & Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Rich's passing. We send you our deepest condolences.
    Brad and Pam Pilon
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Very sorry for your loss Linda. Rich will be missed on the course at home and in Ixtapa
    Standup guy I always respected on and off the job.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Chuck and Bernice Robertson
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Linda and Family, I was sad to hear about Rich's passing. Thinking about you Linda during this sad time. Rich was a very special guy.
    Nola Sparrow
    London, Ontario
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Linda and family;
    I am so sorry to hear of Rich's passing!
    Darlene Ramsay
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Dawn and I were so sorry to hear about Rich. Huge hugs.
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Linda and family
    so sorry for your loss Rich was a great guy and will be missed, My thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Pat Berget
  • Jun 15, 2019
    So sorry for your loss Linda and family. Condolences for you all. Don and Carol Schmidt
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Linda and family, very sorry for your loss, he was such a gentleman, it was an honor to have known him, the boys were fortunate to have him in their lives. Take care of yourselves. Tony and Marlyn Ryder
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Linda and family, my condolences to you all on Richard's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by many.
    Betty Storgaard
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Hi Linda, so sorry to hear about Rich leaving us so soon. We wish you and all the family the best in such a trying time.
    Jim and Judy Robertson
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda and Family. Our condolences to you all. Richard was an amazing man. He was a true Renaissance man and loved by all who knew him. He will be missed and in our hearts forever.
    Barbara and Dwight Carroll
  • Jun 14, 2019
    So sorry to hear about Rich, was a very true gentleman to which I enjoyed the time I had with him when the days work was done, take care Linda and will hope to see you at the celebration of life. Glen Ecklund
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda and family.
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Rich was such a gentleman who will be missed by many. I am glad I had the pleasure of getting to know him at the golf course. Please accept my deepest condolences at this very difficult time.
    Jo-Anne Grove
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda and Family:
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Rich. He was a great guy who was well respected in the community. He will be missed by all those who knew him.
    Bren & Yvonne Witt
  • Jun 14, 2019
    My deepest condolences to you Linda and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you
    Rich was an awesome person, gentleman and he always had a smile when I saw him. He will be dearly missed.
    RIP Rich.
    Darren McClelland
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Hugs, Elwyn
  • Jun 14, 2019
    To Linda and Family, I was so sorry to read of the loss of your husband. I didn't know him well but remember seeing him around the K.G.C.C. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Wendy Waller
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda and family,
    So sorry for your loss Linda. Alice and I both recognized "To Tall" as the true gentleman that everyone talks about. So many fond memories of Rich at the Kelowna Club that he salvaged from near disaster and put back on the map.
    Vern and Alice Boehlke
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda and family,
    Sorry to hear about Rich. We always had great conversations when we got together. He was a good man and always his own man.
    Gord Geddes
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda I am so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Susan Johal
  • Jun 14, 2019
    I knew "Too Tall" from the golf course. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all those who had the pleasure to meet him. Rest peacefully my friend!
    Lorne Buna
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Linda & Family,
    Words just cannot say what we all are feeling with the loss of Rich. He will live on in so many hearts that he touched. Rich was always such a gentleman and as my Mom said, a "Big Teddy Bear". Thank you Rich.
    Love,
    Norma Sayers (one of the Clickers)
138709