Knud Bent Thaagaard
January 28, 1933 - February 13, 2019
Born in Sæsing, Denmark, Bent came to Canada at the age of 22. His adventurous streak took him from construction work in Calgary to farming in Claresholm and hotel ownership in several Alberta towns and in Nanaimo. In 2001, he settled into his own piece of paradise at Pryde Vista Golf Course. Bent loved to travel and saw many parts of the world with Thelma, his wife of 59 years. He was a member of the Kinsmen in Alberta and Gyro in Nanaimo and was a founding member of the Vancouver Island Danish Canadian Club since 1989. He is survived by Thelma, son David and daughters Marianne and Karen and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.