ALLAN JENSENPosted: December 31st, 2020
1941 ~ 2020
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Allan Christian John Jensen in Medicine Hat on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his half sister, Evelyn Schafer as well as four nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his mother and father; two half brothers, Alvin and Gordon Pfiefer as well as his close friend and brother-in-law, Richard Schafer. Allan was born on September 18, 1941, in Drumheller, Alberta. He was the youngest of four children to Ella and Peter Jensen. Allan began his teaching career in Munson, Alberta where he was the principal. He furthered his career at Crescent Heights High School in Medicine Hat as an art teacher, where he retired. Allan loved to travel and led tours around the world. He was heavily involved in the art and cultural community in Medicine Hat which was his greatest passion. A Celebration of Allan’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Allan’s name may be made directly to the Hat Art Club, 399 College Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, T1A 3Y6 or to the charity of one’s choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is
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I am so very sorry to hear of Allan’s passing.I am a previous member of the Hat Art Club…and what a wonderful club it was,and understand remains .Allan did so much for all of the members, he was so totally gifted .Allan was a sincere and kind gentleman,always considering all of us.Because of his wonderful manner and facilitating means I truly feel I learnt a great deal regarding the arts.When we had social activities, he always had something of interest to add,and great sense of humor.I shall never forget Allan, and my deepest condolences to Allans family.
On behalf of the members of the Hat Art Club, I would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sadness and sense of loss on hearing of the passing of Allan. We would like to extend our condolences to all of Allan’s family.
Allan was such a significant contributor to the Art Club and to the general community. Many older members have many memories to share about Allan and his presence at the Cultural Centre HAC Studio. He encouraged our local artists to take chances and to not get hung up on being good enough in our art pursuit. The joy is in the creating and trying. It was an honour to work with him and to get to know him.
Our club was the benefactor of his time, his talent, knowledge and connections to the larger cultural community in the Province. For that we will be ever grateful. I am sure Allan is already organizing a painting class in his new studio in the sky. may he Rest In Peace.
My deep sympathy to Allan’s family and friends. Allan’s vast energy, knowledge, and great enthusiasm for all things Arts and Heritage made him a pleasure to be around. I hope you will do what he would want you to do with the grief at his passing. Make deep and impactful art and support one another in community.
Isolation has taken much from us.