It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Jakob at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his wife Erna of 62 years. Cherished father of Brigitte (Rob), Mary-Ann (Doug) and Helga. Beloved grandfather (affectionately known as Opa) of Kyle, Amanda (Randy), Krystal and Jordana (Raffaele). Great-grandfather of Avery, Kaydence and Illya. Predeceased by his son Manfred. Remaining to cherish Jakob's memory are sisters, brothers and an extended family network in Canada and Germany. Jakob's love and devotion to his family will be deeply missed and he is fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Jakob worked at Stelco Hilton Works for 25 years. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) STONEY CREEK (905-664-4222) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. Interment at Mountview Gardens Cemetery to follow. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.