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PETERSEN, Jack Herman




March 14, 1935 – Ponoka, Alberta

August 2, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta

Jack grew up on a dairy farm, the eldest child of Holger “Jack” Petersen and Esther Ritter. He attended Vermillion School of Agriculture, then moved to Calgary to build a life for himself. He drove truck, operated heavy equipment, and eventual operated a wide variety of businesses. He always designed his own path in life. He was married to Nadia Fedor from 1956 to 1976, while raising two children, Alan and Lynn. He enjoyed boating, scuba diving, and water skiing. Later, he went on many trips. His favorite was Hawaii. More recently, he enjoyed going to rodeos and living NW of Cremona. For the last few years, he lived in Calgary with his caregiver and companion, Tani Slaz. He passed away in the Foothills Hospital at age 87.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Teena Petersen, daughter Katrina (Duke Davidson), and son Brandon; his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Garry Britton, son Bert Jack “BJ” (Natalie), and daughter Kimberly (Garett Dick). He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Bridget Davidson, Scott Britton, and Rebecca Britton; his brother Grant Petersen, his sister Eva Friesen, and their families.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Westerdale Community Hall, (SW of Olds near Hwy 766) on Monday, August 29, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Internment to follow at Westerdale Cemetery. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared at If desired, tributes may be made to STARS Air Ambulance.