Sons of Norway
Sons of Norway
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Our member Ane Kirstine Street (nee Nielsen) sent this:
We bought a house in the Cedar area at the end of Brix Road about 6 years ago. My husband Dave came over early and supervised some renovations while I continued to work in Vancouver until the summer of 2016. He is a retired Lithographer and I am a retired Legal Assistant. My father's family (Dad passed away in 2015), the Nielsen's, are from the Grenaa area but my 2 remaining uncles and cousins are spread all around Denmark.
I enjoyed the Christmas Party and the many new friends we met this past year. We were lucky enough to sit at the same table as Arne Brix who developed our subdivision in Cedar over 40 years ago!
Also, at our table, we sat with two more Nielsen girls, Dagny Nielsen and Birthe Graugaard (nee Nielsen). What a small world! Dagny told me that she and her husband had been pioneers at hosting some of the first Danish Canadian parties in this part of Vancouver Island.
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Easter Church Service
Easter Church Service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 2 pm at the Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Susanne Ovalo Rasmussen will lead the service.
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Unfortunately, we have also lost our members Holger Sonderegaard of Port McNeill and Kathy Eliason of Nanaimo.
We are sad to say goodbye to:
July 24, 1929 - January 11, 2018
Born in Outrup By, Jutland and was a Master Butcher
He and Ingeborg immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta in 1958. They worked hard but loved being in nature; fishing, hunting and gold-panning among other things.
They returned to Denmark once, where they ran a very successful hotel business, but missed Canada.
Svend and Ingeborg were married for 66 years and worked as a team through all the years in their own deli, butcher shop and restaurant businesses in Sidney and Victoria, before retiring to Nanaimo.
Ingeborg wishes to thank everyone for the cards, flowers and well-wishes she has received after Svend's passing.
He will be missed very much by all.
Ære være hans minde
Many danes are mourning the passing of Prince Henrik (1934 - 2018)
We are saddened to hear of the passing of our member Hans Younk (May 1, 1927 - February 9, 2018) Sorely missed by his wife Lene of 57 years, their children, grand-children and great grand-children
With sympathy - Words can't wipe away your tears, Hugs won't ease your pain, But hold on to your memories, Forever they'll remain
It is with sadness we report the passing of our member Robert Clarke on October 14th, 2017.
He is sorely missed by his wife Tove
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our member Per Otto Petersen, born in Copenhagen on March 20, 1931. Per will be greatly missed by his many friends. Ære være hans minde
Obituary for Mona Svendsen
Mona was born September 28, 1925 in Næstved, Sjælland, Denmark and passed away March 28, 2017 at the age of 91 years. She arrived in Canada in 1957 and although she resided at Carl Mortensen Manor in Burnaby, she was a member of the Danish Canadian Club in Nanaimo for many years. Always remembered...
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Extraordinary Senior of the Year 2018
We thought we should also mention that Emil Sorensen is 90 years old, he cycles 10 km each way to volunteer 80 hours per week at Vancouver Island University! Wow!
Hi everyone - I am very proud to announce that my father, club member Emil Sorensen, won the 'Extraordinary Senior of the Year' award. The award is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of BC, the PNE and corporate partner Retirement Concepts. His nomination included letters of support from a Dean and several Instructors at VIU. He was selected as winner out of 20 final nominees from throughout BC.
He was given his award by the CEO of the PNE, Chief Operating Officer of Retirement Concepts and CEO of Alzheimer's Association on Thursday at a ceremony (on Senior's Day) at the PNE in front of 5000+ people. He gave a wonderful acceptance speech. Organizers had a professional photographer on site and they have posted a few of the photos on their respective facebook pages. I have included links to their postings on FB and a couple of photos that I took.
Would be great to share with fellow Club Members. Please let me know if you would like any additional information.
Have a great day.
Regards, Sophia Sorensen
Flag Parade on Canada Day 2018
Saturday, July 1st: Vibeke Sandberg proudly carried our Danish Flag in the parade of many different nationalities' flags in downtown Nanaimo. It was Canada's 150th Anniversary on Saturday, July 1st, and the weather was beautiful and sunny. Many people were there to enjoy the day in Mafeo-Sutton Park by Nanaimo's waterfront park.
Labour Day, September 4th: The Federation of Danish Associations Pacific Regional Meeting was held at Henny and John's beautiful house in Chemainus. In total there were 26 Danish members from Vancouver and Victoria. Plus 13 of our own members here in Nanaimo.
After a lengthy meeting, a delicious lunch was served by Henny. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed sitting outside looking out on the water before it was time to go home again.
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