With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Janice Marie Jensen on March 17, 2021 at Drumheller Hospital at age 71.
Janice is survived by Jackie Jensen, her husband of 47 years; her son, Chris (Jennifer) Jensen and their children Lauren, Daniel, Morgan and Graham; her daughter Evie (Chad) Willox and their children Anna, Leland and Tanner; and her daughter Elaina (Curtis) Geeraert and their children Samuel and Grace. Janice is also survived by her brother-in law Dallas (Sandy) Jensen, sister-in-law Ellen-Ann (Jay) Jordan, sister-in-law Charlotte Wilson (Greg), “sister-cousin” Sharon (Mervin) McCallum, and many dear friends.
Janice is pre-deceased by her parents Allan and Evelyn Shoebotham, and her mother and father-in-law Elmer and Leona Jensen.
Janice Marie Jensen was born April 17, 1949 in Calgary, AB to Allan and Evelyn Shoebotham and started her life on an acreage outside Calgary. She lost her mother at a young age, but was very close with her cousins living nearby, who became like sisters to her. Before starting junior high, Janice and her Dad moved to Airdrie where she became good friends with a group of girls with whom she has remained connected throughout her life.
Janice married Jackie June 9, 1973 and they partnered together in building up their family farm and raising their three kids. She was a fantastic mom who didn’t sweat the small stuff and supported her kids in living their own potential. Janice had a warm and infectious smile that will be remembered by all who knew her. She made time to welcome anyone who stopped in to visit and was known in the community as a loving and kind friend to many women. Janice was a woman of faith who lived her life with humility and kindness. She was always willing to help in the community and loved spending time with her grandkids. She enjoyed gardening and quilting and was happy to fill the last few years of her life travelling with Jackie and friends.
A private service will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Standard Nazareth Lutheran Church. If so desired, donations can be made directly to Standard Community Facility Enhancement Society -in care of the Village of Standard (Memory Lane) or Standard Nazareth Lutheran Church.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Foothills Hospital and Drumheller Hospital. We would like to thank our community for their never-ending support.
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