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#1 rjag

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:11 PM

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.

 

 

 
 
 

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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:25 PM

Holy smokes.

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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:33 PM

69 years old for those wondering.

 

i think he still rode a bike lots.  or did until a few years back.



#4 spanky123

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:36 PM

69 years old for those wondering.

 

i think he still rode a bike lots.  or did until a few years back.

 

Any mention the type of cancer? He ran for office in the fall so it must have been very quick.



#5 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:39 PM

not that I have read anywhere yet.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 April 2019 - 02:39 PM.


#6 gstc84

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:07 AM

Oh gosh. Sad and unexpected news. I got to work with him briefly back in 2012 and found him extremely friendly, good-natured, an effective and efficient leader, and a natural teacher/mentor. Glad I had the chance. Thanks for your many years of service to your community, Nils.


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#7 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:20 AM

I met him only once leaving the CFAX studios as he was coming in. We chatted briefly, and yes, he was a true gentleman.

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#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:23 AM

he was a very friendly guy. never had any difficulty opening up a conversation with a stranger. it’s a shame it seems he only really retired from his day job a few years ago and of course from his mayor job a few months ago.

#9 todd

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 12:36 PM

Very sad, from what I knew of him he was a genuine good guy. Lived a big life.

#10 tjv

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:21 PM

Wow! 69 is so young, barely enough time to enjoy retirement and the fruits of a lifetime of hard work.  RIP



 



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