Svend Christensen
Svend Christensen

Celebration of Life

1:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Killam Seniors' Centre
4929 50 Street
Killam, Alberta, Canada
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Obituary of Svend Christensen

Svend Christensen was born to Aksel and Ellen Christensen in Orslev, Denmark on June 9, 1931 and passed away at Killam on May 24, 2024.

Svend is survived by his stepson, Jesper Nielsen and his wife Meredith, their children Chelsea (Wilhelm), Brittany, and Alex (Cassidy); stepson Jan Nielsen of Denmark and his children Lasse and Nikki (great granddaughter Loa); stepdaughter Bente Lunty and her husband Melvin, their children Tina and Anders (Michelle, great granddaughter Piper, great grandson Oliver) and one stepbrother Per Christensen.

Svend was predeceased by his parents, wife Lis, brothers Hans, Herluf, Knud, Lasse, Karl Åge , Bent, Ole, and sister Ellen.

When Svend was a young man he served some compulsory time in the Danish Army. After he completed his time in the army, he went to work for his brothers on their farms. At the age of 26 he decided to come to Canada. Svend worked on farms, in the oil patch, and when he was 41 he bought his farm. He was very passionate about farming. Svend went back to Denmark in 1972 and met Lis. Lis and Jesper came to Canada in 1973 and Lis and Svend were married. Svend and Lis loved to travel. After Lis passed, Svend continued to travel with his family. Svend also loved to cross-stitch and bowl. Unfortunately, in the last few years he was unable to sew and bowl as his Parkinson’s progressed.

Memorial donations in memory of Svend can be made to Parkinson’s Association of Alberta, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or a charity of one’s choice.

There will be a celebration of Svend’s life on June 8, 2024 at the Killam Seniors’ Centre at 1:30 pm.

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