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Grethe (Greta) Jensen

July 14, 1925 - March 4, 2019


Grethe Marie Jensen, born July 14 1925 in Gaerup, Danmark, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 4, 2019 in Osoyoos.

Grethe and Mads, proudly immigrated from Danmark to British Columbia in 1951, where she worked along side her husband on the Kohler farm in Cawston. In 1952, they moved their family to Osoyoos, where they settled on their family farm.  Grethe worked endless hours managing their orchard and raising their four children.  Grethe enjoyed entertaining, whether it was planning her children’s birthday parties or throwing a traditional Danish smorgasbord, with family and friends.  She had a love of cooking, baking, knitting, gardening and cooling off with a dip in Osoyoos Lake at Haynes Point.  Grethe’s grandchildren quickly learned to not show up to Grandma Jensen’s house with a full belly.  Grethe and Mads spent their golden years snow-birding in the Arizona/Mexican deserts, dancing under the stars with their friends.  Grethe spent her final two years at Mariposa Gardens, where she embraced new friendships.

Her children would like to thank the staff and residents who opened their hearts to her.  Grethe is predeceased by her husband, Mads, her first born child, Eric and her beloved grandson Gordon.

Grethe leaves her children, Karin (Rob) Brown, Lena (Keith) Sheardown, Mary-Ann (Jim) Muskett and Robert (Terri) Jensen.  Her grandchildren Rob and Kristen Brown, Lacey and Kevin Sheardown, Tayler and Dana Muskett and Brian Jensen.  Great grandchildren Nick, Eric and Kayln Brown, Kristoffer and Katrina Brown, Mateja Wiltse, Jordyn Kemp and Kelvin Sheardown.

“A mother holds her children’s hands for just a little while, but holds their hearts forever”

Skal, we love you and will miss you forever

In memory of her late husband Mads, donations to the Alzheimers society can be made in Grethe’s name.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Wendy Streeter and family
Relation: Friend

Condolences to Greta’s family. Greta was a sweet lady and we are going to miss here very much

From: Lori Petreny
Relation: Close friend

My heartfelt condolences to your family. Your mom was such a kind person who was always smiling. Cherish the memories❤️

From: Ken Rorison
Relation: Friend of my Dad, Carl

I was very saddened to see The picture of Greta in the newspaper. Please accept my sincerest condolences For the loss of your mom and your grandma.

I met Greta when my dad lived at assisted-living, I always enjoy talking to Greta, Hearing about Denmark, The good food, And their farming here in BC.

Greta showed wonderful friendship to my dad. Two particular Memories I will always have, After my dad moved away from assisted living, I took him back for Frequent visits. Gréta was near the door And greeted us with big smile And happiness. She took my dad by the hand and pulled him towards the puzzle, It was a very nice gesture.

Next after my dad died on September 19, 2018. I went to visit Greta as Christmas was very close. Again Greta was near the front door And upon seeing me Began to cry As I had reminded her of my dad. This again was a very touching moment.

I’m glad I was able to know Greta a little bit, And I’m sad that she won’t be There when I visit again.

Kind regards,

Ken Rorison.

From: Mary-Ann Muskett
Relation: Daughter

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living, my Mommy you’ll be….

From: Fay Morgan (Scott)
Relation: Family friend

So sorry for your loss of your mom, she was such a wonderful lady, and great neighbor.

From: Robbie Jensen
Relation: MoM

I miss you Mom, I put you through a lot, growing up.
You were the best. I love you, and thanks for always being there for me.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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In memory of her late husband Mads, donations to the Alzheimers society can be made in Grethe’s name.

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