Knud Erik Jensen

Knud Erik Jensen

Born on May 21, 1924 in Allborg Denmark and passed away surrounded by loving family members at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on November 24, 2013.

He is survived by his six children Erik (Donna), Arne (Kelly), Wivi (Jean Mark), Julie (Derrick), Dana (Brian), Lise (Russ); twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He arrived by ship in Canada in 1948 and landed in Ottawa. He then travelled by train to Vancouver and then by bus to Prince George, where he started a career in Logging, heavy equipment operation and cattle farming. He worked on the Alaskan highway before settling in Salmon Arm and worked at NOCA dairy as a cheese maker. Knud taught himself English while living in Northern BC.

He was a hard working man raising six children on a 1/2 acre lot that had cows, pigs, and a garden, he chopped wood, hayed and had a small cherry orchid of 50 trees. After farming he moved on Lakeshore Rd and continued with his large garden. Knud was a strong silent man that had a sense of humour and a sharp wit that brought a smile to all that came into contact with him. His family in Denmark said he wrote some of the most beautiful and heart felt letters. He had a glint in his eye that always drew people towards him.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in different capacities one being a home teacher, scout camp cook and was always helping out, this he did for many years.

He will be missed dearly.

A visitation took place at Bowers Funeral Home on Monday December 2, 2013 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm

The funeral service for Knud followed the visitation on Monday December 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Refreshments followed the service.

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