"There are no
ordinary people..."
C. S. Lewis

Jacob "Jake" Faulkner

Sunday, October 13, 1991
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Bellingham, WA
Service Information: 
Jake will be remembered in a memorial service at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, WA on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11 am. A reception lunch will follow. All are welcome to attend.

Jake passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Bellingham, Washington on July 23, 2017. He was born at home in Bellingham to Jack and Elaine Faulkner. His sisters are Geneva and Alana.

He loved life with his family, cousins and neighborhood friends. He was home-schooled until 8th grade, at which point he spent a year at St.Paul's Episcopal school. Jake then attended Ferndale High school where he made his presence known on the football field. He loved camping trips and traveling. He adored his grandparents on both sides of the family. As a child, Jake loved to build things...and blow things up. He grew up in the church with many friendships there.

He worked for numerous construction companies in Whatcom county and for the past few months was a journeyman electrician, which was his dream.

He is survived by his parents, Jack and Elaine Faulkner, sisters Geneva (husband Dave), Alana, sponsored brother Rajesh Adhikary (India). Other surviving relatives include his “Beppe” Audrey Appel, grandparents Kenneth and Joan Faulkner of Newaygo, Michigan. His aunt's and uncles; Chris Faulkner and Rosemarie Moon, Scott and Robbin Faulkner, Dan and Kelly Faulkner - all of Michigan.
Gerrit and Rena Knibbe, Gerald and Norma Appel, John and Ruth Appel, Rich and Ann Appel - all of Whatcom County. Cousins Carmen Faulkner and Ron, Caleb and Autumn Faulkner, Dirk, Jacob (Julia), Ben, Jenna and Mary Knibbe, Chance (Eric) Harksell, Tyler and Shelby Appel. Gerrit Appel, Marlies (Randy) Gill, Chris (Erika) Appel, Elizabeth (Michael) Hayes, Richard (Nicole) with baby Penny. He was preceded in death by his “Pake”, Jacob “Jack” Appel.

Memorials in Jake's honor can be made to:
Kidstown International
119 N Commercial St # 165, Bellingham, WA 98225

Guestbook Entries

Submitted by Christina Ingals on

I'll never forget you Jake! I'll hold your family in my every prayer and keep your memory alive thru my work at Stina's skin's. I love you my friend.

Submitted by Denise on

Our love goes out to the family!   We have no other words right now.  We are shocked by this news!  

Fritz, Denise and Family

Submitted by Kelly Impero on

Jake, I will always remember your infectious smile and your easygoing nature. I'll never forget the time you and Kyle put my mirror up at my house but you guys put it up so high only people 6 ft or taller could see in it. Made us all laugh. Thank you for loving Kenzie and for saving her life. Be at peace with the angels. Love ya!

Submitted by Stephanie Sadler on

i also so sorry for your loss.  What a neat young man...I will always remember him and his special smile. 

Submitted by Dusty & Nancy Graham on

We are so sorry to hear about Jacob's passing. Sending prayers and positive energy your way.

Submitted by Brian and Lisa ... on

Jack, Elaine, Geneva, Alana, and Jacob's extended family - we are stunned and saddened by this news.  Our hearts go out to you.  Sending love and prayers.

Submitted by Wheeze on

Life only gives you a handful of lifetime friends and despite the thousands of miles between us ,and the long silences, our friendship has remained strong.  I only had the pleasure of meeting Jacob a few times but each time I adored him more than the last.  He was bouyant and transparent and gave up his personality and his dreams so easily in our conversations.  His enthusiasm for life was infectious.  The hottest fires burn out quickly but make the biggest impressions.  Jacob was a big fire, with lots of warmth to give.  I love you all and look forward to seeing you in September.  Words cannot express the hurt I feel for the hurt you must feel.  Virtual hugs from Michigan are being transmitted daily.

If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. Khalil Gibran

Submitted by Nila on

Jack and Elaine,

There are no words, my heart grieves with you.  Jacob must be extra special to God for Him to perform miracles in his name.  I will be one of the many lifting you and your family up in prayer.  I've only known you a short time but you're special, love you guys!

In the name of the one who has conquered death,


Submitted by Elaine on

Made me smile! We watched Kyle play basketball, so yes, two tall dudes! Thanks!

Submitted by Elaine on

Thanks so much, the barn theater was a big part of our life. We treasure those memories now.

Submitted by Emily Callaghan on

To Alana and all the family,

I remember Alana very fondly from my year of teaching second grade.  I am so sorry to hear of this and would like to extend my sympathy to her and to all the family.  


Submitted by Elaine on

Oh Emily, thanks for reaching out, I will certainly let Alana know! I loved St.Pauls so much. Jacob had such a great year there in 8th grade with that trip to England! Thanks so much.

Submitted by Chris Faulkner on

small Hearts in a Vast Universe.
how will we know
when our breath
turns to air?
when our song
becomes a melody from memory?
how do we maintain 
our subtle pulse
when noise surrounds
our collapsing wings?
only this:
That Love endures,
and our Time will move,
moment upon moment,
and will never be lost. That River will
Flow and move toward
that Vast Horizon.
7/24/17 caf

Love to all of you. Keep Beauty and Compassion in your heart, and we keep Jacob close. 

Submitted by Denise Hanson on

Beautiful. This is stunning and has left me speechless. You are gifted Chris 

Submitted by Elaine on

That is beautiful Chris! I've reread it a couple times and there's a lot of layers. Thanks for reaching out, love J&E

Submitted by Elaine on

Thanks for that beautiful poem Chris. We love it so much! Love to you and Rose! Jack and Elaine

Submitted by Angie, Todd, As... on

Alana and family, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of Jake. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Please let us know if we can help ease your pain in anyway. Hugs to you all❤️

Submitted by Jack on

Angie, Todd and family, thanks so much for your kind words. We feel your love! Jack and Elaine and family

Submitted by Sandy Wynia Katz on

Dear Elaine and Jack and family

I have just heard about the loss of your son and my heart breaks for you all.  May you find comfort and peace and may his memory be for a blessing. 



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