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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Son of Lori Bancer ’87 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 11, 2016

Jacob Douglas
Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.
With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Jacob on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the age of 24. Beloved son of Lori (Bancer) and Denis Verreault; amazing brother to Jeremy Bancer and D.J. Verreault and trusted friend to so many. A special heartfelt thank you to his best friend Ryan Johnson and his entire family for their kindness and loving support. Jacob will be remembered by his grandparents, Jack and Sue Bancer, Clemence Levesque and Edmond Verreault; David Crooks; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jacob was a graduate of Lakeshore Catholic High School and the University of Toronto. He was also a dedicated employee of Tim Hortons Canada for many years. We are so grateful to Tim Hortons for their ongoing love and support during this difficult time. Words could never express our gratitude for their kindness.
As a parent no one can ever imagine having to bury their child. There are no words to do justice to the unspeakable grief. As his mom I can say that Jacob was an amazing young man and it was an honor and a privilege to call him my son. Although he is physically gone he will live on forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Tuesday October 11 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil will be held at 3:30 p.m. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 310 Central Avenue, Fort Erie. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Cemetery. In memory of Jacob, donations may be made to Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation.
Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
~Vivian Greene
As published in The Blade

Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 6, 2016

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