A memorial service for Keith Jacobson packed a large gym space at Killarney Community Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 3 July 2016.
In a brief and moving message based on Galatians 2:20, Rev. Mark Chiang from Killarney Community Lutheran Church described Keith Jacobson as an “old-school Christian” who gave a great deal to his local community.
Norquay has benefitted from Keith’s involvement and support. Keith spoke to Vancouver City Council on 4 November 2010 before the Norquay Plan was approved. Some of his words on that occasion were incorporated into a 15 February 2011 Eye on Norquay posting:
Keith Jacobson, president of the Killarney Community Centre Society, characterized 15,000 square feet as “woefully inadequate” — Norquay needs a full-size community centre.
His words ring even more true today. Norquay has seen much growth of population through rezoning since 2010, with zero delivery of corresponding amenity. Keith understood this kind of ongoing struggle.
From the archives, the following piece of document shows that Keith did more than just show up once for Norquay:
If you never had the good fortune to cross paths with Keith Jacobson, here is one poor substitute for no longer having that opportunity:
Vancouver Courier (30 June 2016) A9