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Betty Lee Cairns-Jenson

March 11, 1949 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 73)


Betty Lee Cairns-Jenson, 73 years of age, passed away on May 24th, 2022.

Betty Lee was born on March 11, 1949, in Edmonton, Alberta to parents Chris and Leotta Cairns.

Betty Lee raised two boys, Brent Thomas Birmingham and Ryan Peter Birmingham after meeting their father and moving to Calgary, Alberta.

She had a successful career as a service manager before retiring and moving to Gull Lake, Alberta where she met her late husband Tom Jenson of Rimbey, Alberta. Betty Lee joined Tom on his farm where they raised cattle, chickens, turkeys and horses. They enjoyed curling, watching hockey, spending time with their friends and the company of their dogs. Tom sadly passed away in March of 2010 after nearly 20 wonderful years together.

Betty Lee was predeceased by her parents Chris and Leotta Cairns; sister Teresa Cairns (Ouellette); brother Bob Cairns; and husband Tom Jenson. She is survived by sons Brent and Ryan(Amanda) Birmingham as well as grandchildren, Emilee, Elise, and Charlie Birmingham.

As per Betty Lee’s wishes, there will not be a public service. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name.


You can still show your support by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Betty Lee Cairns-Jenson


Canadian Cancer Society
200 - 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary AB T2E 2P5
Tel: 1-800-661-2262
Web: http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=ab

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