Jenken, George A.

Jenken – George A. Born September 24, 1927 to Hiram & Velma (Ryder) Jenken, George A. Jenken was the youngest of five siblings: predeceased by Beatrice Farquhar, Lilly Willsey, Hiram Jenken and Kay Harris. George was married to Rowena Ferguson on April 2, 1949 and enjoyed over 63 years of marriage prior to her passing on Feb. 8, 2013. Lovingly remembered by his son Ronald (Mary), his son Raymond (Jan), his daughter Ruth (Al); grandchildren Wayne (Kristen), Sarah (Adam), Janine, Julia (Mark), Jaela (Kevin), David and six great grandchildren Tyler, Nicholas, Lucas, Madison, Wensley & baby Loft. George and Rowena farmed in North Yarmouth their whole lives. For many summers, they grew raspberries, creating jobs for local teens. George was a member of the Board of Directors for Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance, retiring after 25 years of service. He spent well over 60 years attending St. James Presbyterian Church serving as a Trustee and Elder. He was a great carpenter & helped many with renovations & projects. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling with good friends, gardening, crop touring with the odd trip to the slot machines for fun. A Haflinger horse named Lucky gave him great joy & a reason to still get up & do chores. He loved his dogs, having many faithful companions through the years. Special thanks to his nephew Bev Jenken, VON friend Joyce & the caring staff of STEGH.

Visitation will be held from 7 – 9 pm on October 14th at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St, St. Thomas. Further visitation will be from 1 – 2 pm on October 15th at St. James Presbyterian Church, 44936 Ferguson Line, with the Memorial Service following at 2:00pm. Donations can be made to St. James Presbyterian Memorial Fund.

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