Ivan Edgar Jespersen 1921 - 2013 Ivan Jespersen passed away in his sleep on July 4, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Care Centre in Stony Plain just a short distance from the home and farm near Spruce Grove where he was born in 1921 and lived all of his 92 years. He is survived by Esther his wife of almost 70 years, one older brother Harvey, his daughters Maureen and Laurel (Rein), his sons Gilbert (Sylvia), Clayton (Corrine), Myron (Janice), Myrddin (Marilee); 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 sisters, 3 brothers, son Sterling and grandson Trevor.
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Ivan loved farming and gardening, making and listening to music, tinkering in the workshop, connecting with people, travelling the world, observing life, telling jokes and spinning stories. His faith was firmly grounded in his love for Jesus and the word of God and he lived to make that known in his community and around the world.
Interment will be at Glory Hills Cemetery on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am with a memorial celebration service to follow at Spruce Grove Alliance Church at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Care Centre.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on July 6, 2013