Posted: October 1st, 2012

1974 ~ 2012
Amber Jenken, beloved mother of Genna Houston and Jesse Jenken;  life partner of Allan Ollivier and mother figure to Allan’s daughter, Hailey, succumbed to her life-long mental health issues on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the age of 38 years.  Throughout Amber’s illness, her focus was always on her children.  Her compassionate nature provided her with the false assurance that she was protecting her family by bearing the burdens of her struggles in silence.  Along with Genna, Jesse, Allan and Hailey, Amber’s memory will live on in the hearts of her parents, Marjorie Morden and Bob (Kathie) Houston;  sister, Barri-Ann (Brad) Hayward and their children Cassidy and Bauer;  brothers, Craig and Graham Houston;  her aunt Gloria (Kingsley) Fenske;  Genna and Jesse’s father, Chris Jenken as well as numerous other extended family and close friends.  A Celebration of Amber’s life will be held at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Garden and Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. (CST) with interment and reception to follow.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Amber may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 204 – 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8.  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W.    Medicine Hat, Alberta   T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455

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  1. Christy Sandau says:

    Allan, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Take care, Christy

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