Obituaries

Sofhie Gilks
B: 1931-06-19
D: 2018-09-13
View Details
Gilks, Sofhie
Rolf Feldkamp
B: 1953-03-31
D: 2018-09-10
View Details
Feldkamp, Rolf
Barry Leach
B: 1956-08-15
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Leach, Barry
Reverend Evan Kaechele
B: 1921-07-04
D: 2018-09-03
View Details
Kaechele, Reverend Evan
Ronald Burch
B: 1953-12-27
D: 2018-09-01
View Details
Burch, Ronald
Wallace "Wally" Gunderson
B: 1941-12-04
D: 2018-08-28
View Details
Gunderson, Wallace "Wally"
Joseph "Joe" Hoedl
B: 1937-07-26
D: 2018-08-24
View Details
Hoedl, Joseph "Joe"
Herbert Rogers
B: 1929-06-20
D: 2018-08-23
View Details
Rogers, Herbert
Gordon Crawford
B: 1944-07-11
D: 2018-08-22
View Details
Crawford, Gordon
W. Henry Howard
B: 1916-06-15
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Howard, W. Henry
Janet Leighton
B: 1960-02-02
D: 2018-08-15
View Details
Leighton, Janet
Jennie Dittberner
B: 1922-09-22
D: 2018-08-12
View Details
Dittberner, Jennie
Glennie McKay
B: 1931-08-14
D: 2018-08-10
View Details
McKay, Glennie
Marilyn Halfyard
B: 1954-01-31
D: 2018-08-09
View Details
Halfyard, Marilyn
Mary Milaney
B: 1920-03-26
D: 2018-08-09
View Details
Milaney, Mary
Vivienne McLennan
B: 1932-07-27
D: 2018-08-08
View Details
McLennan, Vivienne
Dennis Cressman
B: 1946-10-27
D: 2018-08-08
View Details
Cressman, Dennis
Lillian Dube
B: 1959-07-20
D: 2018-08-07
View Details
Dube, Lillian
Kelly MacNutt
B: 1965-03-07
D: 2018-08-06
View Details
MacNutt, Kelly
Friedhold Metz
B: 1941-04-30
D: 2018-08-03
View Details
Metz, Friedhold
Carole Christensen - Ili
B: 1949-02-03
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
Christensen - Ili, Carole

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5226-46 Street
Olds, AB T4H 1B8
Phone: 403.507.8610
Fax: 403.507.0018

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Wilhelmina Tensen can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle
Wilhelmina  Tensen
In Memory of
Wilhelmina  Johanna Hendrika "Willy"
Tensen
1932 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Wilhelmina "Willy" Tensen

TENSEN
Wilhelmina Johanna Hendricka Tensen was born in Zwollekerspel, Holland, on June 8, 1932, to Willem and Pietertje Tensen. The thirteenth child of thirteen children, Willy learned early the value of hard work both at home and in the grocery store her parents owned. Despite the painful realities her family experienced during the Second World War, Willy completed her high school, received her teaching credentials in 1953, and taught for many years prior to the 1961 move to Canada. The greatest change in her life came in about 1967 when her eyes were opened to her need for a Saviour. She said John 1:12 was her key to new life in Christ. "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." In her words, before she was saved she knew about God, but now she knew God. Using the book Expendable, God directed Willy's next step to attend PBI, graduating in 1971. A need for a Grade 3 teacher at Prairie found her returning to teaching. Life was very full but friends, gardening, and traveling to see family in Alberta as well as friends in Holland added sweet memories and refreshed her each holiday.
Retirement brought many new opportunities including a ministry in serving elderly ladies with needs. Visiting her siblings and their families and family reunions were regular highlights. A faithful prayer warrior for many, she especially enjoyed praying for many of her former students on the mission field. A brain aneurism about ten years ago was in many ways life changing for her. It was during her recuperation in Red Deer that the Lord gave her the song, “In the Shelter of Your Wings.” She has shared it with many that crossed her path. The staff at St. Mary's Lodge in Trochu and Three Hills Continuing Care provided a warm home to her for her last years. The Lord gave her ample opportunities to share her love for Jesus. Willy passed away peacefully just before noon at the Three Hills Continuing Care on Monday, January 29, 2018. She was predeceased by many of her siblings. Left to mourn her passing are her family and many friends. At her request, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be given in her name to Prairie Tabernacle Congregation or the Gideons. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos