We Remember


March 11, 1931 — December 4, 2013

Svend passed away surrounded and upheld by the love of his family. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Tilda and Ludvig Dahl Jensen, Svend received his trade medal as a butcher in Denmark and emigrated to Canada in 1952. While working in Niagara Falls, Svend met a beautiful young English woman named Pamela with whom he would share 59 years of marriage. Their two daughters were born in Ontario but the family moved to B.C. in 1959 where Svend worked as a meat manager for Safeway in both Trail and Castlegar. Svend’s dream came true when they purchased recreational property in Deer Park on the Arrow Lakes in 1968. The summer home eventually became their permanent home where Pam and Svend shared their love of nature, good food and classical music. Svend also got great joy out of the family “invasions” for the summer holidays. Pam and Svend recently moved to Kelowna to be nearer to family. Svend is survived by his wife Pam who will miss her lovely man; his two girls Susan (Larry) DeMarchi of Fernie and Sandra (Gary) Pearson of Kelowna who will miss singing with their Dad; his grandchildren – Jennifer (Jason), Michael (Amy), Laura (Tom), Alex (Jessie), Victoria and Clara who will miss Poppa’s strong hugs; and his merry band of great-grandchildren – Cody, Wyatt and Katie; Dane and Peri; Liam, and Hannah who were all a great source of joy to their Poppa. Svend will also be missed and remembered fondly by his siblings Kirsten, Vagn, and Karen, Pam’s sisters, each of their families and his many friends. Svend valued family and community; he was a generous, kind and handy man who always enjoyed helping others. After a brave battle with illness in the past four years, Svend is resting peacefully leaving a legacy of family that continues into the future. At Svend’s request no service will be held.   For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”





I strove with none, for none was worth my strife:

Nature I loved, and, next to Nature, Art:

I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life;

It sinks; and I am ready to depart.

-Walter Savage Landor


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