Jacques “Jake” Michael Lachance

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, born April 20, 1989, passed June 5, 2021 at the age of 32.  Cherished son of Dianna Carey (Dave Tetrault) and Gabriel Lachance (Carolyn McCann) Jake will be sadly missed by siblings James (Brenna) Lachance, twin brother Matthew Lachance, Aimee (Robert) Schaafsma, and Shawn (Tasha) Carey.  Predeceased by his grandparents Clayton and Jeanne Carey, and Charles and Cecile Lachance.  Survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.  As a child Jake had a lifelong love for music, including playing the drums. As a youth, he could really double kick those drums, and felt in complete control. He also had a love for skateboarding and dirt bikes and was absolutely fearless.  Jake loved wrenching on motors, along with fishing, ice fishing, and swimming with the family on Lake St. Clair.  Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will be at a later date.  In Memory of Jake donations can be made to the Chatham Mental Health and Addictions or a Charity of your choice.


Love Dad and Carolin


56 Comments on “Jacques “Jake” Michael Lachance”

  1. Our sympathies to both parents, siblings, and families. All our love, Uncle Vic and Aunt Betty.

  2. Dianna and family: very sorry to hear about Jake. Sending our thoughts with you at this time.

  3. My heart breaks reading this, I went to school with Jake & brother Matt. Sending all my love to the family during this time of healing.

  4. Great album Diane! It’s easy to remember what a great kid he was and always willing to try anything, hard or not, Jake would never back down! We’ll miss that young kid who feared nothing.

  5. Sending prayers and love to all family of Jake’s. I went to school with Jake and his twin Matt. Such a great guy. So sad to hear this.
    RIP Jake ❤

    1. Went to Gregory Drive Public School with Jake & Matt.! My Condolences go out to the Lachance Family, and all his friends. R.I.P JAKE.!

  6. Diane and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Many smiles from Jake when I babysat for him and twin Matt and also James. Fun days back then. You are in my prayers at this time. May God bless you and give you much strength. Shirley Vanderiviere

    1. So terribly sorry to hear this. He was always a sweet guy. James, Matt and Family my deepest condolences.

  7. Oh my heart is breaking for you and your family Diane. I am so sorry. I loved your kids they always had such fun at the farm. So sad. My love to you all.

  8. My condolences to Jake’s family, I am so sorry you all have to go through this. Jake was such a great person he was a great friend and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

  9. Diane and Dave ….. so sorry for your loss. Prayers are sent to you today from Jim and I. Lots of hugs

  10. Diane, Dave and family, so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Jake help you through this terrible loss, know that we are here for you if you need anything, love Rick and Mira.

  11. Diane, Dave & family
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Love you a bunch and know we are here for you. Annita & Mike

  12. My condolences to the family on the passing of Jake. I remember meeting him for the very first time many years ago. Over the years I saw the ups and downs but whenever I had the occasion to talk to him, he was always pleasant to talk to, always respectful of me and always witty. He was met by those above with open arms and will be missed down here by those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. I only met Jacques a few times in the past weeks. He had a genuine smile , respectful and kind of heart. May God enfold him in His loving arms and welcome Jacques home, never to be alone again. His gentle ways will be missed by all who love him. I am so glad I met him. He made my life fuller.

  14. My condolences to Jake’s family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Jake & I went to Tecumseh PS together, spent a lot of time with him back then. He was very kind & always had me laughing.

  15. Our condolences to the family. May all your special memories of Jake help you in this sad time. My heart is with you Diane❤❤

  16. My sincere Condolences to Matt, James and the rest of Jake’s Family and friends ❤️ I remember going to school with the boys at Gregory drive and CKSS. Then I found out we were actually related through Clayton Carey. I believe 4th cousins. RIP Jake.

  17. I am so so sorry for your loss, condolences to the family that loved him dearly, and all his friends that knew him and loved him.
    You will be greatly missed dear Jake. Love you buddy!
    May you rest in peace till we meet again ❤️

    1. Sorry for your loss jake was a great guy and i was just wish him on the wednesday that week he passed away and we had good last memories

  18. I met Jake back at Tecumseh Public school after I moved to Chatham, not knowing a soul and being 12 years old. Jake made me feel like I belonged and I became good friends with him and Matt.

    We drifted apart over the years, but the memories of the good times we shared will never fade. With a heavy heart, I’d like to extend my condolences to Matt and the whole family.

  19. Dianna, Dave & family
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear son & brother Jake.
    Mark & Laurie Burke

  20. Condolence from Kodde family Coaldale Alberta we are sorry to hear it from Debby that died that young
    Jake Corrie and Peter KODDE

  21. We send our heartfelt condolences to Gabe, Matt and James. Very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

  22. For Shawn, Tasha, and family,
    I am deeply sorry to read about the recent loss of your brother. You have had a few losses within just a few short days and must have a lot on your plate. I hope that your days become lighter and brighter.
    My deepest and sincere condolences
    Audey Skinner

  23. Gabe and family so sorry for your loss we are all thinking of you.
    Sincerely Jane and Rick.

  24. dear Diane and Dave
    so sorry to see that your son has passed. my condolences to you and his brothers, as well as the rest of the family

  25. Had a couple classes with Jake at CK. He was the kid always playing the drums on his desk. We shared a few laughs over the years!

  26. You will be forever missed but never forgotten. Always loved by those who got to be a part of your life. Make sure you show everyone one in the bigger picture how to play those drums. My heart and prayers go out to your family.

  27. Dianna, Gabe and your families!
    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I’m very sorry for your loss!

  28. Condolences, although i never knew your boy, i know how hard it is to lose a son, or child, moving forward is hard, but possible

    1. Thank-you Dave. My condolences to you the loss of your son. Your words are what I needed to hear from one parent to another. God only knows I tried for 10 years to try and change my son from his addiction, it was my War and I lost the battle to save him. God Bless you Dave.

  29. I met Jake and Matt in grade 7 at Tecumseh school. I had just moved and switched schools and we had home room together. Jake was always the one who knew how to make you smile and feel like you belonged. We lost touch for a few years but then reconnected 4-5 years ago. I would always go out of my way to check on him often and bring him home with me for a hot meal and a hot shower and somewhere to sleep comfortably but because of who he was he never stayed long enough to say goodbye when I woke up. But he always left me a note thanking me for being such a good friend to him. I will always cherish the memories and the laughter that we shared together. My deepest condolences to his family in this time mourning. May he forever Rest In Peace. To jake, I will always miss you friend , I love you so much and I’ll see you when I get there xo

  30. RIP Jake it sucks u are gone but u will allways b remeberd n loved i cant believe ur gone dog crazy how things r happing i am soory to all of jakes family for ther loss of a son brother uncle i am soory i send my condlenss to u jake my dad says the same rip bro

  31. Dianne, Dave
    Gabe and all the family.
    I am so sorry for the loss of you’re son Jake.
    I wish there were more words or some sort of comfort I could put here, but I cannot find anything. Mostly because there isn’t anything to compound the devastation the family is going through.
    Sending love and prayers.

  32. Dave, Dianne ;Gabe and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child at such a young age. My prayers and sympathy goes to the family.

  33. Very sorry to know Jake has passed away. He spent lots of time playing drums with me during the years. RIP Jake!

  34. Very sad to know that Jake has passed away. He spent lots of time with me playing drums. He always had a good conversation and we often fed him and gave him cigarettes. RIP Jake

  35. My deepest condolences to the family for sure and my thoughts and prayers are with the family for sure

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