Marilyn Joyce Jacobi

Marilyn Joyce Jacobi

August 4, 1940 – August 1, 2017

As published in the August 7, 2017 World-Spectator


Marilyn Joyce Jacobi was born on August 4, 1940 in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. She was the only child of Steed and Ethel Archbould (nee Mills). Marilyn is predeceased by her daughter Denise, parents Steed and Ethel, grandson Clayton Pollock, daughter-in-law Melissa Tippett, and her husband Carl Jacobi.

Left to cherish her memory are sons Doug Tippet, Ken (Mary), Bill (Trudy), Terry (Paula) Jacobi, and daughters Carolynn (Jim) Pollock, Lorna (Garth) Woods, Shannon (Rona) Jacobi and seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Marilyn married Keith Tippett in 1961 and together they had two beautiful children, Denise and Doug. Following their divorce Marilyn worked tirelessly to provide for her two children. In August of 1981 Denise was tragically killed in a car accident. This was a sorrow that Marilyn lived with for her the rest of her days. She found happiness in April 1984 when she married Carl Jacobi who brought with him a ready-made family of six children. Marilyn was employed full time at Moosomin Union Hospital as the receptionist and she would return home to the farm to begin her second shift as ‘the farmer’s wife’. Marilyn loved life on the farm. She was keen to be involved in the farming operation and helped out with the numerous jobs that go with farm living. There was no job that she was not willing to tackle. Both she and Carl loved wildlife, especially birds, so they planted many trees to create a sanctuary for the wide variety of birds who took shelter there. Marilyn had a special fondness for animals–she especially loved her horse Velvet, and any stray cat who wandered into their yard was sure to be well fed.

Marilyn loved her flower gardens and took pride in her many flower beds. She was known for her green thumb, a trait she inherited from her father. Together Carl and Marilyn spent numerous hours mowing grass in their large yard. In the fall Marilyn would be busy making jam and preserving fruit. There was always more than enough food put away to last them through the winter.

Marilyn’s last years were spent dealing with the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2017. Funeral service was held from Bethel United Church on Saturday, August 5th at 10 am with Reverend Joan Rennie-Laing officiating. Interment was at Moosomin South Cemetery . She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Parkinson’s Society in memory of Marilyn.

“May thoughts of you not grow dim,
May your memory live in the prairie wind.”

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