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Jacobsen, Thea Hansine (nee Andersen)

Thea Hansine (Andersen) Jacobsen passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at the age of 91 years.
Thea was born on March 3, 1916, in Tokkerup, Lolland, Denmark.
She married her husband Egon Jacobsen on Nov. 11, 1939, residing in Boto, Marielyst and Hasselo, Falster. They immigrated to Canada in 1948 to farm in the Coaldale region, moving onto a farm south of Fort Macleod near Stand Off in 1965 and then into Fort Macleod in 1973.
Thea was actively involved as a cook at the Fort Macleod Auction Market, a relief cook at the hospital until 1978 and then as the Seniors Pioneer Lodge matron until 1983.
She was a member of the Royal Purple for some 30 years, serving a two-year term as Honoured Royal Lady and was an inaugural member of the Seniors Welcome Mat.
Thea’s interests included tulip, rose and vegetable gardening, crocheting, needlepoint, family and social activities.
Thea is survived by her daughters Mrs. Reginald (Jane) Norby of Edmonton and Miss Joyce Jacobsen of Lethbridge; her son Dr. Johnny (Kim) Jacobsen of Flemington, New Jersey; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Egon (1981), her daughter Mrs. Tom (Judy) Howe (1985) and by her infant son Jimmy (1946).
Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, Fort Macleod on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eras Van Zyl and Rev. Peter Walker officiating.
Interment will follow in Archmount Memorial Gardens, Lethbridge.

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