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Steen Emil JENSEN

JENSEN, Steen Emil BChE MSOD, November 16, 1932 - March 15, 2007 - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Steen Emil Jensen on March 15, 2007. He will be sadly missed by his loving partner and wife (Lucie Quinn); four sons Steen of Calgary AB, Kris (Christi Schauteet) of Hahira GA, Erik (Valerie Brown) of Enfield N.S. and David (Laurie Smith) of Sarnia ON. Martha Jensen (mother of the four sons) of Sarnia ON ; Mother (Birgit) of Windsor ON, sister (Ingrid) of Portage MI, sister-in-law (Nancy) of Cobourg ON, five beautiful granddaughters; Stephanie, Erika, Sara, Britta and Paige; three nephews Erik of Cobourg, Jeff of Georgetown ON and David of San Francisco CA and niece Kirsten of Louisville KY. Steen was born in Edmonton AB but spent most of his formative years in Windsor ON. Upon completing his Bachelors degree in chemical engineering, he took a position with Allied Chemical Canada, Ltd. located in Amherstburg, ON (near Windsor). His intense interest in sailplanes (gliders) led to his becoming one of ten charter members of the Windsor Soaring Council. Within one year, the members built a 2-seat sailplane and winch tow mechanism in their spare time and with their own money. Later, he moved to Sarnia where he worked for Petrosar Ltd. During this period, he advanced his education and received his Masters degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University of Malibu CA. He was president of the Limberlost Rate Payers Asociation while residing at the Murphy Subdivision (outskirts of Sarnia). Steen then relocated to Ottawa ON where he has been a resident for the past 25 years. Initially, he worked for Nortel but later opened and operated his own consulting business for 10 years before retiring in 2000. Other than traveling, biking and golf, Steen was an enthusiastic sports car devotee. He was elected president of the Underground Miata Network of Ottawa in 2005. Steen's greatest life accomplishment was to father 4 wonderful sons who miraculously survived his peculiarities. Steen loved all outdoor sports and activities. He traveled extensively and preferred the leisurely pace of bicycle touring during his many travels. Steen always loved a good time and sharing jokes with his many friends and golf partners. Much to his friends delight, he is endearingly remembered for not being able to improve his golf game after over 40 years of frustrating play and fruitless instruction. The family would like to thank Dr. Coulombe and the entire palliative care team for their skilled and thoughtful attention to Steen's every need. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of HULSE, PLAYFAIR & MCGARRY, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa ON on Friday, March 16, 2007 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm and on Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 10am until 10:30am followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel at 11am. Those wishing donations may be made to the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Room 2J1, Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, T6G 2R7. (DCA Cancer Research Fund)10577509
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