September 16, 1926 – August 17, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Per (Norm) Normann Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sept. 16, 1926, and died in Nanaimo on August 17, 2022.
He left for Canada with his wife Lisse and son Per Jr. in 1954.They found lifelong friends in Edmonton through the community of the Danish Church. The family, which had grown with daughter Dorte and son Paul, moved to Nanaimo in 1970 so Per could establish Christensen Motors (Mazda).
In 1977, Per began a 45 year commitment to daily cardio exercise, primarily walking. It was a great joy
in his life, keeping him healthy, and providing time for reflection and his own form of therapy.
In 1989, Lisse began a decline from Alzheimers’ Disease. Per lovingly cared for her at home, and later in care. Per later found love again with Lillian.
Per was a good man with a hearty laugh, big smile and a great sense of humour. He was kind and generous. He enjoyed deep discussions of philosophy and politics.
Per treasured his family and friends and always enjoyed sharing time together. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and was delighted to become a great grandfather. Per was predeceased by his son Per Jr in 1973, his wife Lisse (Mikkelsen), and his parents Camma and Eigil Christensen. He is survived by his loving family: Lillian Howard-Gibbon, Dorte Pittaway, Paul Christensen (daughter-in-law Kim Rothery), granddaughter Margot Lisse Day (Chris), and great-grandchildren Chloe and Tyler. He will also be missed by Lillian’s son Ken Pedersen (Nancy) and many friends. There are no plans for a service. Please raise a glass and Skol to our beloved father, Morfie, Ollie, husband and friend. We will remember him with love and a lifetime of special memories.
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