Niels Orla Erhardsen

Niels Orla Erhardsen

Orla passed away on January 16, 2014 at Bastion Place, two days after his 83rd birthday.

He was born in Denmark and came to Canada in 1955. He had many trades, sign painting and designing neon signs. He was the consultant setting up the silk screening department for Neon Products. Orla did the signage for the Hudson Bay Company for a time.

The computer then took his attention and he taught night school and his brother Eli in Denmark via the computer.

He will lovingly be remembered by his wife Grace and son David (Christina) and grandchildren, Dylan, Jesse and Katelyn. He will be missed by his sister Tove in Vernon, and friends; brothers in law Walter, Ray, Gordon, Ken; sisters in law Maria (Sweden), Harriet (Denmark), Ellen, Donna, Zelma (Canada). He was close to his niece Amy Lausten and Mona Bonnard (Denmark)

We wish to thank the staff at Bastion Place and Dr McDonald for the great care.

At Orla’s request there will be no formal service.

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