JACOB (‘Cobber’) HENTELEFF (November 26, 1955 – October 21, 2015) died suddenly, at home on Monday, October 21, 2015. He was 59. Jacob is survived by his life partner Linda Klimack and her family; his father Paul; his siblings Marke, Sybil, Harry, Alexandra and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Nel and his sister Saskia. Jacob was born in Winnipeg, the first of six children. He attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a degree in law. He was called to the bar and worked as a lawyer for a number of years. He and Linda met spring of 1981 and have had a committed and loving relationship. He left law to follow what turned out to be his true passion, that of shopkeeper, working with Linda at Scoop N’ Weigh. Cobber was an avid reader, a great storyteller and had an incredible memory for details. In a game of Trivial Pursuit once, he answered every single question correctly right into the winners circle, no one else had a turn. In recent years Cobber and Linda travelled together, to London for theater, camping in Boseman, Montana and closer to home to the Farm near Decker, Manitoba. In accordance with Cobber’s stated preference, his life will be celebrated in a private ceremony with only family in attendance. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the English Gardens for a bench. (Contact the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (204- 927-8080).
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 24, 2015 (photographs added)
Dear Linda, Paul, and family,
We hold you in our prayers, that you may hold one another in peace and love stronger than death in this time of sorrow sudden and sharp.
May Jacob rest in peace. God give you strength as you mourn.
The people of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, Winnipeg