October 1, 1953 – June 21, 2022
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Malcolm Curt Jensen at the age of 68 in the ICU at the Foothills Hospital.
He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Maxine; son, Bryce (Julie), grandsons, Izaac and Quade, and son, Lance (Amber) and grandchildren, Gabe, Rory, Nash and Bently. Also remembering him are his brother, Greg (Judy) Jensen, sister Alison (Russ) Gutherie, brother Ken (Phyllis) Jensen, sister of his heart, Andrea Hettinger, numerous nieces and nephews, Uncle Bill (Kristen) Wallace, Uncle Larry High, brother-in-laws Wayne (Brenda) Cartwright, Ralph Cartwright and Lloyd Turner; and numerous cousins and many friends.
Curt was born on October 1, 1953 the oldest son to Marion and Ken Jensen and the first grandson on both sides. They lived on a farm on the 2A going into Crossfield. When he was three his parents bought and moved to the present day farm. Growing up he belonged to horse 4- H, raised geese and pail bunters, attended the Madden United Church and generally enjoyed living on the farm.
He completed his schooling in Carstairs. After high school he drove the truck at the Carstairs Creamery until entering Olds College to take Agricultural Mechanics. From there he moved to Calgary and worked for a carpenter and drove delivery truck (in the winter). During this time he and Maxine were married in October of 1973. They lived in Calgary for 2 more years and then returned home for Curt to farm full time. To Curt’s great delight two sons, Bryce and Lance joined the couple in 1979 and 1980. Over the years the farm kept him and his dad and now his sons busy with a variety of enterprises from grain farming, turkeys, 60 farrow to finish hogs, 250 head herd of cattle and finishing calves, then later 1000 foxes, and export hay. He was a hardworking man of integrity with many admirable qualities. The family was joined by Amber in 2007, Julie in 2008 and then in 2009 the grandchildren started. He liked teasing his grandchildren about anything and his sister-in-law and brothers-in-laws about politics.
The kids loved his laugh and his quirky sense of humor. Curt loved his family, friends, the farm, television, his notebook and coffee but not necessarily in that order. For many years he enjoyed good times with the “Coffee Crowd” early in the morning. After being diagnosed with COPD he started slowing down and handed the farm over to his two sons. He passed away on June 21, 2022 with his immediate family by his side. He will be greatly missed. At Curt’s request there will be no funereal but there will be an “Afternoon of Remembrance” on July 23, 2022 at the family farm. Family and friends welcome.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stars, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2H 9Z9. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.