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Jacob Lee Gunn

March 3, 1992 – February 24, 2016

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jacob Lee Gunn.

Our cherished memories of Jacob will be held for safe keeping with his mother Jessica and partner Kevin, stepfather Terry, brother Quinton, grandmother Leona, grandfather Raymond great grandmother Eleanor, his aunt Michelle ,his uncles Bruce, Joel (Tam), Kevin (Kayla) and his cousins Gerry (Sara), Sean(Kumiko ), Keith( Kelley ) Molly, Eli and Noah, Perhaps different but no less important memories will be carried carefully by all his many friends. Also missing Jacob are his kittens Simba and Calypso.

Jacob was born in Manitoba and after the first taste of winter moved with his mother and grandmother to Vancouver Island at the tender age of nine months.

Jacob was a happy, outgoing child with an early mastery of the English language, a distinctive laugh and a smile that could light up the largest of rooms.

After elementary school in northern British Columbia, Jacob moved to Ladysmith to attend high school at Ladysmith secondary. Jacob took to the social scene with great enthusiasm and made an astounding number of loyal friends. He also took his academic career very seriously by declaring he would do no homework after 3:00 p.m. as that was his own time. Despite this philosophy he graduated in 2010 and due to a passion for cooking he enrolled in the culinary arts program at VIU and received his diploma.

Jacob worked successfully in a number of food service establishments with his most recent post at 2Chefs Affair. Jacob lived live on his own terms but always with respect for those he loved and cared for. Family, friends, food and fun were his priorities but not necessarily in that order.

Above all Jacob was kind and fun loving, loyal to family and friends alike. He will be ferociously missed but never forgotten.

There will be a celebration of life at Ladysmith Secondary School on Saturday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:30

Refreshments will be served in the foyer.

We have created a Jacob Gunn Memorial Culinary Bursary should anyone wish to donate.

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