Mary Jacobsen

Obituary of Mary Esme Jacobsen

Mary Esme Jacobsen

(September 23, 1930 - September 20, 2023)


Mary Esme Jacobsen of Camrose, formerly of New Norway, passed away peacefully with her sons by her side, on September 20th, 2023 at the age of 92. Mary was born in Daysland to Lincoln and Catherine Green on September 23, 1930. Mary grew up on the family farm alongside her two brothers, Tom and John, and sister Marion. After high school, Mary moved to Camrose where she worked at a clothing store but the job didn’t last long because Mary attended a Duhamel Hall dance where she would find the love of her life and met Norman Jacobsen. They were married on November 12, 1952, at the United Church in Camrose and from that day forward they began their lives together creating “The Jacobsen’s”. Mary and Norman moved to the farm near Duhamel where they would build a house and grow their family. They were blessed with three sons, Rick, Ken and Dale. Mary loved her boys with everything she had. She was always at their baseball and hockey games to cheer them on, even if it meant standing in snow up to her knees at an outdoor practice in Camrose. As the boys grew older and were able to help more on the farm, Norman and Mary were able to travel, taking numerous cruises and trips with friends. Many winters were spent in Yuma where they enjoyed making memories with their friends. 


Mary may have been small, but she worked extremely hard around the farm, showing her boys what the meaning of hard work meant. Mary never rested too long, she could be found baking her fabulous apple pie and little Danish cookies or harvesting her garden crop. After all the hard work was done, you could find her enjoying herself at the Duhamel Hall Dances with friends. Mary also enjoyed being part of the Sunshine Community Club. She loved to visit with her friends and would always have a pot of coffee on for any visitors. 


Mary fought a hard battle with Alzheimer’s Disease in her final years, but remained cheerful through it all. You could always see her with a smile on her face and her contagious laugh would always brighten your day. We are so lucky to have had Mary in our lives, but are now grateful she is reunited with her love, Norman.


Mary will lovingly be remembered by her sons Ken and Dale (Darlene); daughter-in-law Karen; grandchildren Julie (Warren) Boychuk, Ryan Jacobsen, Ashley (Ryan) Toner, Lindsey (Lorne) Blake, Carley (Dan) Day, David (Lindsay) Jacobsen, and Jordan (Nikki) Jacobsen; great-grandchildren Brady, Riley, and Emily Boychuk, Kane and Owen Toner, Zoe and Anna Blake, Hailey, Zachary and Jake Day, Barrett, Jensen and Walker Jacobsen, and Maeve and Mya Jacobsen; and brother-in-law Knud Kristensen. Mary was predeceased by her parents Lincoln and Catherine Green; brothers Tom and John; sister Marion; loving husband Norman; her son Rick; daughter-in-law Vera; and sister-in-law Karen Kristensen. 

A funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at the Burgar Memorial Chapel in Camrose, officiated by Rev. Mary Ann Pastuck. 

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Camrose United Church, Alzheimer Society of Alberta, or to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance.


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Burgar Memorial Chapel
4817 - 51 Avenue
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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