Just saw a post from Kevin Murdoch reporting that after a very brief illness from cancer that Nils passed away
He reposted from another source
Our community has lost a giant. Our dear friend, Nils Jensen, died this morning after a short battle with cancer. He arrived in Canada from Denmark as an eight year old with nary a word of English in his vocabulary. Canada, and the communities in which he lived, became his life and passion. He was a four term member of Oak Bay Council, serving two terms as its Mayor. While he loved his Oak Bay, Nils forward-thinking vision extended to the entire lower island. His vast reservoir of patience and optimism allowed him to successfully work with many colleagues on critical infrastructure projects as a member and Chair of the Capital Regional District. Raising of the CRD dam to ensure fresh drinking water for future generations was a particular accomplishment.
Nils was a learned man, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall and a Masters of Law from the London School of Economics. He practiced criminal law as defence counsel and as a prosecutor. He taught law in Ontario and BC. He worked to make a more effective legal system by helping to bring modern technologies to the courtroom. And there is so much more. He has been a wonderful friend.
He leaves his wife and incredible partner in life Jean and two amazing sons Nicholas and Stewart. A memorial for NIls will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, April 11 at the Oak Bay High School Community Theatre.
Edited by rjag, 07 April 2019 - 12:12 PM.