Phil Doubt wrote these beautiful words of memory for his son Jake, an unimaginably difficult task for any parent. I would like to acknowledge his strength and love.
March 27, 1997 – June 12, 2021
Jacob earned the nickname “Monkey Boy” as a toddler for his relentless inquisitiveness and inexhaustible exploration of the nooks and crannies of his world. Monkey Boy’s budding sense of humour was evident too, as he feigned ignorance of the word “no” for many years. Jacob carried these traits through youth and into young adulthood. As a young man, he was wild, free, and utterly fearless. He was fiercely loyal to family and friends, and he challenged us with his intelligence and amused us with his unique wit. And truthfully, he never admitted to understanding the word “no”. As dust has returned to dust, we will cleave to these memories, and perhaps smile too, as Jacob wanted us to believe that
In one of the stars I shall be living.
In one of them I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars
were laughing, when you look at
the sky at night.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
Jacob will be missed and loved by his parents, Phil and Cindy Doubt; his sister, Emma, and his baby niece, Heaven Lea. He is forever surrounded by a loving extended family, and a swath of friends across the country. A private Family Service will be held for Jacob at Choice Memorial in Calgary, and a larger gathering will be announced later. If you wish to honour Jacob’s memory, read any of Dostoevsky’s works, or perhaps “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. In his younger years, Monkey Boy loved the Berenstein Bears and the Hardy Boys. The Calgary Public Library is accepting donations in his name. In lieu of flowers and if friends so desire, donations may be made in Jacob’s memory directly to the Calgary Public Library Foundation, 800 – 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 2E7. We thank everyone for their love and support. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Jacob, please visit www.choicememorial.com.