Jens Harald Frydenlund

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Captain Jens Frydenlund October 26, 1923 - February 18, 2013 "You gotta be lucky to be lucky!" And that he was...Jens Harald Frydenlund, 89, of White Rock, BC, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Peace Arch Hospice. Born in Bremanger, Norway to Leif and Ragna Frydenlund he moved to Canada at the age of two with his family and spent his early years in Maple Creek, SK and Bralorne, BC. He lived most of his adult life in Vancouver and Tsawwassen, and settled in White Rock in 1992. Jens was a quiet man with a dry sense of humour, who enjoyed spending time with family and vacationing in warm destinations. He was a veteran, master seaman, and a commercial fisherman, loving father and proud Norwegian. Jens worked for many years at Ocean Fisheries Ltd. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Margaret (Hutchison) Frydenlund. Jens was extremely loving and proud of his three daughters: Joyce (Ian), Carol and Louise (Doug); his three grandchildren, Brad, Ryan and Raven; and his step-grandchildren Derek and Jeff (Carly). He leaves behind many loving friends, as well as many relatives in Canada, Norway, Scotland and the USA. The family invites friends to join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in Jens' name to the BC branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. On behalf of Jens, -"tell me more about myself I like it" - we wish to thank the nurses at the Panorama Community Dialysis Unit for all of their loving care, as well as all of his caregivers at Peace Arch Hospital.

"Be good for goodness snakes!"


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jens Harald Frydenlund

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Del Germyn

August 8, 2013

So sad to hear about Jens passing. I wish I could find the words to say how sad I was to hear about it from Roy and Tom this morning. It brought back many memories, all good.

Louise Frydenlund

March 16, 2013

I miss you sooo much Pappa. You were warm and sweet and adoring. The best father any girl could ever wish for. Till we meet again....
Down the way where the nights are gay and the sun shines daily on the mountain top...I took a trip on a sailing ship...
Be good for goodness snakes. xoxoxo

Tim Kucher

February 24, 2013

I will always treasure my memories of Jens and the good times that we shared! In particular, the summer of 1989 that I spent working on the Alpaca No. 1 with Jens, Alec Vogrig and Jim Riley, a real "Dream Team" of a crew, is, bar none, one of my fondest memories! For me, a wet-behind-the-ears kid of 24, it was a thrill to work with such an seasoned bunch of guys. A little intimidating too! But Jens and the other guys made me feel so welcome on the boat, I didn't want to leave to go back to law school in the fall! Jens was a very special man, and I learned an awful lot from him! I feel very fortunate to have had the priviledge of counting him as one of my friends! My sincere condolences to Margaret and all of the family on Jens' passing! Old friend, you will be missed!

Maria Bourbonniere

February 24, 2013

My heart is with you.

February 23, 2013

To Margaret and all the family,I am so sorry to hear about Jens, but I know you will have some wonderful memories to carry with you always. Sorry I am not living closer, but I will be thinking of you.

Joyce Allen

Vicki, Andrea, Stacy & Darren Cunningham

February 23, 2013

Margaret & family: Celebrate a life that was well lived & loved. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Joyce Frydenlund

February 22, 2013

Sissel Hjellestad

February 22, 2013

Dear Margaret and all the rest of the family. Wish we could be with you in this ceremony, saying farewell to Jens. Please know that we are with you in our minds. All our love - hoping for a good time in his spirit. Love from Sissel and family

Phil & Jordan Barnard

February 22, 2013

Margaret, Joyce, Carol and Louise - sending you our love and prayers.

Rob, Kari, Chad & Kelly Medos

February 22, 2013

Sending our love and condolences to your family. He is only a heartbeat away and while he may no longer be on this earth, you know he'll be there for you to talk to anytime you need him.