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JENSEN, Lilly Margarethe “Bear”

JENSEN, Lilly Margarethe “Bear”

April 23, 1916 – April 12, 2013

Lilly “Bear” Jensine Margrethe Spens Sorenson, beloved wife of the late Knud Jensen, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 96 years.

Surrounded by family and her special caregiver Gennie, Bear passed peacefully. Lilly was born in Fjellerup, Denmark and immigrated to Canada with husband Knud in 1937.

Lilly “Bear” is survived by her loving family, daughter Lydia (Don), daughter-in-law Carol (Don); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Per; sisters Olga and Krista; and many nieces and nephews.  Lilly “Bear” was predeceased by her loving husband Knud, son Spens, and great-granddaughter Lilly.

Funeral Services will be held at Airdrie United Church (216 First Avenue NE) on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, or to Airdrie United Church.  Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Bear Jensen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS &

HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: (403) 948 1100

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  1. Ruth and Henry Mooser :

    Lydia and Don – please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time. Our deepest sympathy from us and all of your comrades and friends at Br.#221

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  2. Marilyn Rabel (Garbutt) :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jensen Family during this difficult time. Lilly or Bear as she was known to many was an awesome lady and always had time for a visit whenever I saw her. She will be sadly missed.

    Marilyn and Garth Rabel

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  3. Linda Gavey (Radway) :

    Thinking of the Jensen Family at this difficult time. I have very fond memories of my very young years growing up in Airdrie, and spending what seemed like every waking moment with Lorie at the ‘big farm’ just down the street! Bear was dearly loved and I remember visiting her for special treats! Love to all, Linda and family

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