Walter Jensen. On Friday, July 18, Walter Jensen late of Hope, British Columbia slipped quietly home ending his journey on earth. He was 88. Walter was born in Padborg, Denmark on the 27th of March 1926. Always staunchly proud of his Danish roots he left his homeland, family and friends and emigrated to Canada in March of 1953. He was followed shortly by his wife Else and son Soren. Walter quickly embraced his Canadian citizenship, and established a good life for his family as a brilliant automotive technician in Viking, Alberta where he lived and worked for most of his career and began his retirement. He loved his garden and was often heard to say, “I’ve lived a good life.” A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather he is survived by his wife Else, two sons Soren of Camrose, AB and Finn of Hope, BC, and daughter Marian Ellison of Leduc, AB and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Walter will be fondly remembered and eternally missed by his family, friends and acquaintances whom he touched with his strength, quiet wisdom and gentle nature. At Walter’s request and in keeping with his modesty there will be no service. We are all encouraged to celebrate Grandpa’s life in our own way. In lieu of cards and flowers a donation to a charity of your choice is preferred. Memories are the loveliest thing

They last from day to day.

They can’t get lost

They don’t wear out

And can’t be given away


Many thanks go out to the administration and staff at the Hope Fraser Lodge who selflessly cared for Walter in his final days. Walter appreciated every moment and was thankful for your friendship, caring and thoughtfulness to the end.

Hope Standard

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