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Karla Margrethe Svendsen (nee Nielsen)

July 9, 2018


Karla Margrethe Svendsen (nee Nielsen) of Lake Cowichan, BC and past resident of Canwood/Nestledown, Saskatchewan, passed away on July  9, 2018 in Duncan, BC at the age of 96.

Karla was born in Torring, Denmark to Jens Nielsen and Magda Lena Fransen in 1921, the third of six children. In the spring of 1927 the family emigrated to Canada and settled in the Clouston area, south of Prince Albert, on a half section of Hudson Bay land.

She met Georg Svendsen when visiting her sister in the Canwood area. They were married on April 23, 1943 in Winnipeg where he was stationed before being sent overseas in WWII. They settled in the Nestledown area, north of Canwood and farmed for many years before retiring to Lake Cowichan, BC. Georg passed away in March of 2000. Karla enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping, fishing, golfing and berry picking.

Karla will be sadly missed by her 9 children - Alfred (Helen), Robert (Carol), David, Roland (Monica), Carole (Larry) Peterson, Wendy, Ivan (Marylie), Karen (Tom) Lloyd and Colin (Shelly); 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one sister, Alma Stewart. She is predeceased by her husband Georg, grandson Kevin, great grandson Nathan, three sisters and one brother.

Interment will be held at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar, BC at a later date. Condolences may be left at

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