HJORTH – Marius Christian Hjorth passed away in Brooks on August 24th, 1998 at the age of 99 years.
Born in Denmark on May 14th, 1899 Marius came to Canada with his fiancee Jensine Jensen in 1923. They were married on November 12th, 1924 in Standard, Alberta where they resided until moving to Tilley with their two boys Niels and Harry in 1938. Together they farmed in the Tilley area until Marius and Jensine moved to Brooks in 1973. After her death on August 12th, 1974 Marius remarried on March 8th, 1975. In May of 1993 he entered the Newbrook Lodge and later that year into the Brooks Health Centre – Long Term Care. Marius enjoyed playing the mouth organ, farming and the outdoors. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and for his love of his family.
Marius was predeceased by his parents, first wife Jensine, second wife Agnes, two sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his sons Niels and his wife Thelma and Harry and his wife Dagny all of Tilley; grandchildren Dallas of Brooks, Sheryl-Lynn (Mark) Weir of Calgary, Shelly-Ann (Harley) Read of Okotoks; great-grandsons Brandon and Nathan both of Calgary; three sisters in Denmark, one sister Dagmar Petersen of Brooks and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. from Bethany Lutheran Church, Tilley. Rev. John Theiss officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are all Caregivers and Support Staff of the Long Term Care Facility. Active pallbearers are Neils Hjorth, Harry Hjorth, Dallas Hjorth, Mark Weir, Harley Read and Harry Klemmensen.
Interment will follow at the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Tilley. In remembrance of Marius memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks, AB. T1 R 1 B3, L.A.M.P., 9335 – 47 Street, Edmonton, AB. T6B 2R7 or charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home Ltd., telephone 362-4636.