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JESPERSEN – Margaret Genevieve (nee Upton)

January 21, 1915 – August 3, 2010

The family of Margaret Genevieve Jespersen announces her passing on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the age of 95 years.

She was born Margaret Genevieve Upton on January 21, 1915 in the state of Michigan, the third youngest of eight children. The familiy emigrated to Southern Alberta, where they finally settled in the Pincher Creek area. Post high school, Margaret travelled to Edmonton to study nursing, and there she met her future husband, Reuben Jespersen, whom she married in Calgary on August 10, 1937.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Reuben in 2001, and her eldest son, Eric in 2006. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Michelle Nadon (Richard) and Heather Mercer (Keith), as well as her son Howard Jespersen (daughter Kararose). She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Greg Mercer (Jody) and Ken Mercer (Christy), and two great-grandsons, Kai and Beck Mercer.

Margaret Jespersen led a life fill of organized business with her husband’s and children’s many and varied activities. Music was her passion. She played the piano and the Hammond Organ for a great many years. Mom once said that the only thing she regretted in her life was not having seriously pursued her musical education. In the summertime, with the windows wide open, the neighbourhood children would come closer just to enjoy the music. She lived her life with dignity and strength. Thank you Mom for the examples you set.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Margaret Jespersen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Hazel Dolphin :

    Michelle, Heather & Howard,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. I knew Margaret during the years she lived here in Rosedale. I loved to listen to her playing the organ.
    She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

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  2. Brent and Ellen Hodgins :

    Dear Howie:
    Brent and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your mom.

    Brent and Ellen Hodgins

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