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Prominent Penticton shop owner loses her cancer fight

LeAnne Jakubeit passed away this week.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/TheGrooveyard

The owner of Penticton shop the Grooveyard, lost her battle to cancer.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder and co-owner LeAnne Jakubeit from battling cancer. To honour her memory and allow staff time to grieve...we will be closed tomorrow, Sunday Nov 22,"  a post on the Grooveyard's Facebook page reads.

Jakubeit is the wife of former Penticton mayor Andrew Jackubeit. They co-owned the record store The Grooveyard for three decades, lived in the city just as long and had two children and a grandchild.

Jakubeit's music store was a local staple and despite ebbs and flows in the market maintained its prominence.  For over 30 years The Grooveyard has been Penticton’s cool and funky record shop. 

 


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