Recently I found a good friend of mine, Crystal. I was saddened to learn that her dad died this week.
On December 19th, 2009 Bert Jensen passed away at the Kelowna General Hospital.I always really liked Crystal's dad. My heart goes out to the Jensen family!
Survived by his loving wife Pearldene of 60 years, daughters Jane and Crystal
(Daryl) and son Kevin and three grandchildren. He was a wonderful, loving family
man and father. A devout follower of the LDS Church. He was an avid pilot and
flew in WWII. He moved his family from the farm outside of Youngstown, AB, to
Lethbridge where he worked as a realtor before finally settling in Kelowna, BC.
It was during his time on the farm that he developed his keen eye and was a
great shot. While enjoying his retirement in Kelowna Bert played slo-pitch and
also umpired many games. He will be forever missed and remembered for his calm
and level headed disposition. There will be no service as per his request. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna Diversified Industries ,
550 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC in memory of Bert would be appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.mem.com/Tuesday , December 22, 2009
Our Bishop and his wife (both just a little older than me) both also just lost their fathers. I have another friend, Sandy, that also recently lost her dad:
CHARLES EVAN STEED, beloved husband of Dianne Bohnet Steed, passed away inI remember when it seemed like everyone I knew was going on missions, then the getting married phase, then the having babies phase. Now am I in the age where people start losing their parents? Eeesh. I don't know if I like this!
Raymond on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the age of 70 years.Besides his wife,
Dianne, he is survived by his son Jim (Shonna) Steed of Raymond, his daughter
Lori (Richard) Hall of Rosemary, AB, his son Robert (Linda) Steed of Raymond,
and his daughter Sandy (Chris) Autry of Provo, UT. He is also survived by 17
grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and a sister Lois Bourne of
Magrath.Friends may meet the family on Sunday, December 6, from 7:00 to 8:00
p.m. at the Taylor Street LDS Church, Raymond; or prior to the funeral service
at the church on Monday, December 7, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m.The
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at THE
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Taylor Street Chapel, 221 North,
400 West, Raymond, with Bishop Greg Peterson officiating. Interment to follow in
the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.Southern Alberta Generations Funeral Home