Posted: May 6th, 2016

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GRANT MAXWELL JENSEN passed away peacefully in Cardston, Alberta on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Grant was born on February 13, 1916 in Aetna, Alberta to Andrew Christian and Antomine (Annie) Nielsen Jensen. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Borchers; his parents, Andrew & Annie; his brothers, Einar (Myrle), Leonard, Heber (Hattie), Harold (Ruth), Elmer (Ava), and Wesley (Hazel); his sisters, Myrtle (Leith) Johnson, Vera (Dill) Lee, and Una (Dahl) Caldwell.

Grant was a schoolteacher in Southern Alberta for many years where he was respected and loved by many students in this area. He was a basketball coach for many seasons while teaching High School and several of his teams went to Provincials. He was inducted into the High School Sports Hall of Fame in honor of his contribution in organizing the game of basketball into the High School sports program.

He was a man of many talents. He loved the land. He had a big garden.

He raised cattle, horses, dogs, rabbits, ducks, pheasants, birds, and numerous other animals. He was a talented artist. He painted, sculpted, and designed and built toys. He was happiest when he was busy.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings in the Church. He was a Boy Scout in his youth and served as Scout Master for many years as an adult. He was a teacher in the various auxiliaries of the Church. He served a mission with his wife, Wanda, in England. They loved to travel and some of their favorite destinations were to Germany to visit the country of Wanda’s family roots; to Denmark to visit the country of Grant’s family roots; and to Israel to visit the land of the Savior’s life.

Grant is survived by his sons, Allen (Lola) Jensen and Brian (Maria) McLean, his stepson, Larry Heppler and stepdaughter, Sheran Heppler Carter; three grandsons, four granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren.

The family of Grant Jensen extend sincere thanks to the staff at The Chinook Lodge, where he resided for 5 years; Dr. Clarke and the staff at the Cardston Hospital and the staff at the Lee Crest Assisted Living facility.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, Alberta on Monday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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