Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC


Jacob Rudolf Schinkel

March 19, 1930July 18, 2019

Jack (Jacob) Schinkel passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 89.

Born March 19, 1930 in Jansen, Saskatchewan, Jack was the youngest and last surviving of 5 children. In 1935 his family trekked west to Vernon BC before settling the homestead on McGrath road, Chilliwack BC in 1939. In 1952 Jack would take over and continue farming as Ellinsberg Holsteins until passing on the operation to his son Randy in 1986 .

Through Young Peoples at church he met Lillian Kittlitz who he went on to marry October 10, 1952. They lived a full life together with happy memories. Jack was guided by his relationship with God and he loved his family fiercely. He was known for his laugh, his stories, his kindness and generous spirit. He enjoyed playing cards, RVing, listening to gospel music and gardening.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Lillian, son Randy (Jane), daughter Joanne Wilson (David), grandchildren Melissa Kendzierski (Steve), Christopher Schinkel (Kelsey Cardinal), Janelle Wilson (Kyle MacLeod), two step grandchildren Michael Phelps, Amy Phelps (Alex Barger) and great grandchildren.

Jack loved life, and will be remembered for his laughter and the love and support he gave to so many.

Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations can be sent to Charis Camp (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/29266)

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Cross Connection Church, 9310 Williams Street, Chilliwack, BC.


  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, July 29, 2019


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Joyce Dyck

August 5, 2019

Dear Lillian, Randy and Joanne,

Our sincere sympathies to you and your families.
Jack was a friendly and caring person and always smiling! We know you will miss him a lot.
Lil and Jack were friends of our family for many years and we enjoyed wonderful visits together.
We are so sorry we were unable to attend Jack’s memorial service as we were visiting our children in Toronto.
Love and Prayers...
Joyce and Wayne

Gary Schinkel

July 25, 2019

Uncle Jack loved his family, and I have many fond memories of wonderful family occasions with his many siblings, children, nephews and nieces. He loved to laugh and tease us as kids and adults, and over the last few years, we had a lot of fun teasing each other. I will never forget his giggle. He was a very positive influence on us all.

As I am a nephew living far away, he loved to keep me up to date on his family and our many cousins and other relatives, something I enjoy and are very grateful for. He really loved family, and we will really miss him and his nurturing ways. Thank you Uncle Jack, we,ll never forget you.

Laurie Schroeder

July 24, 2019

Dear Lillian, Randy and Joanne,
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father, Jack. As a child and young adult, I always remember his kind and gentle spirit - and of course, his contagious laugh! It's been many years since we have been in contact, but I want you to know how much I cherished the generation that Jack, and you Lillian, represented in my life. Lillian, you and Jack were good friends of my parents, and of course family to my Aunt Myrtle and Uncle Ed. I have such fond memories of times shared together, not only in the living room of my parents' home but also with my extended family - Myrtle, Ed, Irene, Ted, Emil and Elsie. In many ways you were part of my extended family also. Please know you are in my thoughts. Much love to you at this difficult time of loss.

Loma Doenz

July 24, 2019

We have known Jack and Lil for a short seven years as we purchased their home when they were ready to downsize. We had many lunches and visits with them. Such a pleasure to hear Jack’ s laugh and his great sense of humour. Him a I chatted on the phone often, catching up on the concerns of the world. I will miss him so much.
Loma and Frank

Jennifer Schinkel

July 24, 2019

My husband’s uncle Jack was someone special. I met Jack on our honeymoon in BC in 1972, and his kindness and caring nature were evident from the start. When we returned over the years with young children in tow, Uncle Jack dandled them on his knee, laughed at their antics and made them feel special too. We all loved him fiercely. Gary and I saw Uncle Jack and Aunt Lillian and family at the end May when we spent an afternoon with them. Uncle Jack insisted on treating us all to lunch. He was a class act to the end! We will SO miss you Jack! Always in our hearts and memory,

Gordon and Donna Schroeder

July 24, 2019

Jack's journey through life left footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, humor and inspiration, joy and faith. This trail he leaves behind is a trail bright with hope that invites us to follow.

Although not directly related to Jack (his brother Ed married my aunt Myrtle), it often felt like we were. My father, Fred Schroeder, did a substantial amount of electrical wiring on the farm as Jack improved the facilities. He enjoyed the work and the opportunity to help out. I think Jack had a special place in Dad's heart.

Jack's love of life was infectious. Occasionally Jack and Lil would be guests at our place or be part of an extended family gathering. It was always a good time. Jack's humour and his special laugh were always on display. You always felt enriched by his presence.

Jack will be missed by all of us.

Gordon and Donna