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Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON

OBITUARY

Zachary Jacobi

July 6, 1992August 7, 2019

It is with heartbreak, we announce the sudden passing of Zachary as the result of a sporting accident on August 7, 2019 in his 28th year.

Beloved son of Steve and Pam Jacobi, brother of Isaac and partner of Tessa Alexanian. Zachary will be sadly missed by his Grandma Marie Burns, aunts, uncles and cousins, lifelong friends David Lutes and Corey Blendeman and many other family and friends. Zachary was part of the Alert Labs family in Kitchener, ON. Zachary was better than most of us. He would never have said that, but he was staunchly ethical, scrupulously compassionate, and possessed of unbelievable personal integrity. If you asked Zach's friends what they would do with a million-dollar windfall, they’d give the same answer: "I’d ask Zach what's right." Zachary wrote over a million words, about everything from Star Wars to Hannah Arendt. His memory was preternatural, which he used for making obscure historical references, winning pedantic arguments, and never forgetting what you asked him to do for you. Zachary never missed a Christmas or a birthday with his family. When all four Jacobis got together, it didn’t matter whether we were cadging Zachary into a game of euchre, or planning out his next bike ride, or all just talking around the table. Something about it always felt right. Zachary had the largest personal library of anyone we know. We called him the "gateway librarian". He delighted in showing how well he knew the people he cared about by loaning them books that they couldn't put down. He loved summer thunderstorms, biking the Hydrocut, Dungeons and Dragons, and understanding the world. We love him. The family will receive friends at the “THORPE BROTHERS’ FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL”, 96 West St. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6-9pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Against Malaria Foundation, and in memory of Zachary, the family asks that everyone go to www.beadonor.ca and register as an organ donor.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 16, 2019

Memories

Zachary Jacobi

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Sara Darling

August 18, 2019

So very sorry to hear this tragic news... hugs to you all.

Sara Darling

Colin Henry

August 15, 2019

Dear Steve, Pam & Isaac,
My condolences to your family on the loss of Zachary. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Zachary was a great young man that will be remembered by the folks he impacted during his time with us.
My deepest sympathies,
Colin Henry

Anna Hill

August 15, 2019

Dear Steve and Pam, I am so sorry to hear of your son's sudden passing. From reading his obituary and memories, he was obviously a very special and talented young man. Deepest condolences,
Anna Hill

Terry Schmidt

August 14, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our esteemed coworker Zach. His brilliant ideas and determined work ethic will be sorely missed around Alert Labs, as will his infectious sense of humor. In his daily conversations, he demonstated his knowledge and love of how all things super small and very large work and mesh harmoneously in the world around us. We will miss you Zach.

Lorraine Schoenfeld

August 13, 2019

Dear Steve, Pam and Isaac

There are no words to comfort you during this terrible time and your immense sorrow. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lorraine Schoenfeld

Elsa Lemos

August 13, 2019

Dear Steve, Pam, Issac and Tessa,
My sincere condolences on the immeasurable loss you suffered. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elsa Lemos

Kasia Nguyen

August 13, 2019

Dear Steve, Pam and Isaac,

I extend my deepest sympathies for the loss of such a fine young man. My heart aches for your family. I pray that you feel the warmth of God's embrace as you journey through this difficult time.

With love and prayers,

Kasia Nguyen

Su won Lee

August 13, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Zach.

I think everyone knows him as a really intelligent person and is one of the smartest friends I’ve ever had. I am deeply saddened that he didn’t get a chance to influence the world as much as he would have wanted. I'm sure he would have made a big difference if he had more time here with us. I just wish that he rests in peace up in heaven and know that he will always be remembered to me and all of us...

From your brother in Winnipeg.

Seneca Bates

August 13, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Zach's passing. Zach and I were on the same bus together during our high school years, and we had a few classes together.

My condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Jonathan & Seneca Bates

Laura Gallant

August 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of teaching Zachary and getting to know the Jacobi and Yamamoto families during my time as a French teacher at Holy Family in Paris. I remember him as a child full of smiles and with such a positive view of the world.
May he Rest In Peace and May God Bless and comfort the family during this time.
My sincere condolences.
Laura Gallant

FROM THE FAMILY