1932 ~ 2023 (age 90)
JENSEN, ANNA (nee Semcheshen)
Anna Jean Jensen passed away peacefully at the Kindersley Hospital on March 11, 2023 at the age of 90 after a brief illness. Anna was born in Kincaid, SK on December 1, 1932 to John and Violet Semcheshen, the eldest of three children. Anna’s father was a CPR trackman and the family lived in various Saskatchewan communities including Kincaid, Mossbank, Ermine, Kerrobert and Keeler. The High School in Keeler closed so Anna completed her Grade 12 at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, continuing to Normal School for her Teacher’s training.
Her first teaching position was in Tompkins, SK where she met Lynn Jensen. They were married on August 6, 1954 in Moose Jaw. They subsequently moved to Dankin, SK where Lynn was employed by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In 1955, they were blessed with twin boys, Jerry and Larry and in 1956, a daughter, Karen. Anna stayed at home to raise her children until Karen was in Grade 2 at which time she took a teaching position in Eatonia, SK. Anna had a passion for teaching which was appreciated by students and parents. She was highly respected and admired for her caring and dedication. In 1967, the family moved to LaPorte, SK where Lynn managed the Sask Wheat Pool elevators and Anna continued to teach. After the children had all graduated Anna and Lynn moved to Eatonia. Sadly, Lynn passed suddenly on May 22, 1994 just prior to his planned retirement.
Anna remained in Eatonia during which time she opened “Hobby Harbour”, taught paper tole to adults, became a picture framer, engaged in flower and plant arrangements for homes and events. She took 8 years of University art classes and painted many wonderful pieces which she shared with friends and family. Anna also enjoyed working in her garden and yard spending countless hours to ensure things were just right.
In May 2010, Anna moved to Kindersley continuing her interest in painting, gardening and doing puzzle books. In February 2021, Anna moved to Eatonia Oasis Living as a resident until the time of her passing. Anna is survived by her brother, Edwin, her children, Jerry (Cindy) Jensen, Larry (Colleen) Jensen and Karen Jensen, her four grandchildren, Ashley (Mike) Fox, Mark (Michelle) Jensen, Kevin Jensen, Camille Jensen (Jordan Howie) and five great grandchildren, Abigail and Lachlyn Fox, Lowen, Fitz and Luna Jensen. Anna was predeceased by her husband, Lynn (1994), her parents, John (1975) and Violet (2002) her brother Walter ( 2010), brother in law, Harold ( 1973) and sister in law, Violet ( 2022).
Anna’s family would like to thank Cora and the staff at Eatonia Oasis Living and the doctors and staff at Kindersley Hospital for their compassionate care over the years.
Funeral service will be held at Eatonia United Church on Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Baker presiding. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to: KAWS Animal Rescue, Box 1505, Kindersley, SK. S0L 1S0 or to Eatonia Oasis Living, 205 2nd Ave. W., Eatonia, SK. S0L 0Y0 would be appreciated.
March 17, 2023
Eatonia United Church
Eatonia, SK S0L0Y0
KAWS Animal Rescue
Box 1505, Kindersley SK S0L 1S0
Online donations: http://www.kaws.ca/donate.html
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Eatonia Oasis Living
Box 217, Eatonia SK S0L 0Y0
The Staff of Kindersley Community Funeral Home & Crematorium