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6287-67A Street (Taylor Drive)
Red Deer, AB T4P 3V9
Phone: 403-340-4040
Fax: 403-343-3033
Jan Tensen

Jan "John" Tensen

Wednesday, July 25th, 1928 - Friday, February 15th, 2019
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TENSEN, Jan
1928 – 2019
Mr. Jan ‘John’ Tensen, of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the age of 90 years. John was born in Zwolle, the Netherlands, the tenth of thirteen children, of Willem and Pietje Tensen. He grew up during the Occupation of Holland, and immigrated to Canada in 1953. John married Frances Middelman on August 10, 1962. They moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan; where John attended the Reform Bible Institute, and received his diploma in Missions. During their stay, their first son, W. Charles was born in 1964. After finishing school, they moved back to Canada and served several congregations in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta. In 1967, son, P. John was adopted. John and Frances settled in Red Deer, Alberta in 1972, where John retired from Ministry and worked for Alberta Hospital (Deer Home), and then Alberta Government Telephones, until his retirement in 1992. John will be lovingly remembered by his son Charles and his wife Charlotte and their daughter, Shelbey of Red Deer, Alberta and his son, John and wife, Michelle Tensen of Leduc, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in John’s honor may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association at www.ab.lung.ca. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium
    Address
    6287 - 67A Street
    RED DEER, AB
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    Officiant
    Pastor Harry Zantingh
  • Interment

    Location
    Alto Reste Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 11 East
    RED DEER COUNTY, AB
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  • Reception

    Location
    Parkland Funeral Home Reception Centre
    Address
    6287 - 67A Street
    RED DEER, AB
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3rd Canadian Division Headquarters

Posted at 08:54pm
To Charles Tensen &Family. In Memory of your Father Jan Tensen, from all of us in the Administration Unit of the Division.
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Jesse Mlynarski

Posted at 12:15pm
I have many wonderful conversations with your Dad and have become extremely thankful that he trusted me with his memories. I shall miss him also as do many who crossed his caring path. Jesse Mlynarski
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Scott Stakiw

Posted at 10:05am
John, Charles and families, so sorry for the loss of your father. I have many wonderful memories of my time spent with you, and your mom and dad in your home growing up. I felt a part of your loving family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Love Scott & Cindy Stakiw and family
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