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Jacobsen, J.A.

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July 17, 1955 — Sept. 10, 2021

J.A. Jacobsen, DVM, MSc. was born July 17, 1955, in Coaldale to his parents Egan and Thea Jacobsen. He passed away peacefully in Carefree, AZ on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the age of 66 surrounded by family.

Johnny grew up on the family farm in Coaldale and then in Fort Macleod as the youngest of four children.

Inspired by the local town veterinarian, Johnny pursued a career in animal health and ran his own large and small animal veterinary practice, Jacobsen Veterinary Services, in Cochrane for 10 years.

Johnny was predeceased by his parents and his eldest sister Judy. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Kim; his children Kristi, Joelle (Jaime), and Ryan; his sisters Jane (Reg) and Joyce; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family.

As Johnny was a forward-thinking man, a living memorial was held on Aug. 21, 2021, where he was celebrated with videos and stories from numerous colleagues, friends, and family. Johnny wanted everyone he knew to remember — “Don’t waste any time that you could be having a good time.”

In lieu of flowers, etc. donations can be made in Johnny’s name to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

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