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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

Petroski, Jay 3
Loyal, loving, caring, humble, handy; only a few words of a thousand that could describe a wonderful husband, father, friend and knowledgeable outdoorsman.

He had many friends and family that will celebrate his life; heaven has become a better place because of him. He is survived by Barb (wife), Julie & Justin (daughter/son), Arlette (mother), Gertrude (step-mom) Joe, Jenny, John, Joni, Jean (siblings), Wren & Willa “his” (Poopsie and Squeaker, granddaughters), as well as many extended family.

Celebration of Jay’s life will begin at 12:00 p.m.- on Saturday, October 14th at Yellow Banks Park, 3903 Northwestern Avenue, Weston. Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Mrs. Audrey Vinke

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    In loving memory of your dear husband. You and the family have my deepest sympathy.

    aunt Audrey

  2. Mrs & Mrs Edwards

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    My heart goes out each of your family members during this time of grievance. May God be by your side during each and every moment 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  3. roy mullihan

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    Be at peace my good friend. Ill miss ya

  4. Terry A Benitez

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    10/03/2017 at 12:35

    Barb and Family

    but rather openings
    in Heaven,
    where the love of our lost ones
    pours through and shines
    down upon us to let us
    know they are happy.

    With Our Deepest Sympathy

  5. Lora

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    As the family mourns their loss, may the loving expressions of our Heavenly Father bring comfort and hope during this difficult time. All the things that cause heartache and pain will be taken away. As you dwell on this wonderful hope, please treasure pleasant memories and the kind words of friends and well wishers. (Revelation 21:3, 4)

  6. Deb Sporer

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    Dear Barb, Julie , Justin and families. My deepest sympathies go out to you. May the dear Lord comfort all of you. God bless

  7. Pam @ Rod Hall

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    Barb, so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

  8. Echo Vinke

    10/02/2017 at 11:13 am

    Dear Barb- Justin and Julie,
    Grief can be so hard but I pray the memories you have will help you cope with the pain you are experiencing. I know no words can express the sadness you and the family feel.
    I have learned- that grief changes us and time does teach us how to continue our lives with the memories tucked inside our hearts as we live each day, carrying them with us until we meet again….
    Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss; my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Love you all.
    Echo Vinke