Aksel Kjær Jensen

August 20, 1951April 18, 2012

Aksel Kjær Jensen, aged 60, passed away peacefully but far too soon, on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012.

Born in Denmark, Aksel immigrated with his young family to Canada in 1975 where he lived his life with dedication, loyalty and integrity. Aksel worked hard to make the best of every challenge and to provide a life for his family that he could be proud of.

Aksel you are my husband, my friend and the love of my life. Wherever I go, I’ll bring you with me in my heart.

Dad, thank you for everything you’ve done to make our lives safe, full of opportunity, and above all, happy. You will forever be in our hearts and we’ll miss you more that words can say.

Aksel will be greatly missed by his wife Ketty and daughters Marianne, Helena and Katrina. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Nathan, Brianna, and Thor, as well as his sister Lilly.

A Celebration of Life Service for Aksel will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831-28 Ave, Surrey, BC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, as requested by the family. Visit to make a donation online in memorial of Aksel. Thank you.


  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Marianne Jensen

March 3, 2013

Oh how we miss you Dad.

Jan Storgaard

July 3, 2012

Kære Aksel
Tak for de sidste 4 år, hvor du har været en stor del af min tilværelse sammen med din datter, Marianne. Jeg har nydt dit selskab, selvom vi ikke brugte tid på snak, samt din måde at tage mig med i familien. Jeg havde set frem til mange gode år i dit selskab, også som morfar for vor søn, Thor. Det er et stort tab for os alle, at du ikke er blandt os mere! Jeg kan stadig ikke helt forstå, hvad der sket! Du vil altid have en stor plads i vore hjerter.

Dear Aksel
Thank you for the last 4 years where you have been a big part of my life with your daughter, Marianne. I have enjoyed your company, even though neither of us are big talkers, and appreciate the way you welcomed me in to the family. I had looked forward to many good years in your company, also to know you as a grandfather for our son, Thor. It is a great loss to us all that you are not among us anymore! I still can not quite understand what happened! You will always have a special place in our hearts.

Marianne Jensen

June 15, 2012

To my dear Dad on Father's Day

Live with integrity, work with honesty, expect more from yourself and others, mean what you say, follow through on your intentions, keep your promises and be proud of who you are. You set the bar high Dad, and for that I am thankful. I have lived my life aiming for that bar - the closer I get to it, the happier I have been. This gift from you is one that I will pass on to Thor, so that he too can live in a way that, in honouring you, honours himself.

Thinking of you this Father's Day. I love you, and need to believe in my heart that we will meet again - that what lies beyond is a great big hug and never having to let you go.

You're in our hearts forever.

May 22, 2012

Kære Aksel!

Du rejste ud med din lille familie til et fremmed land.
I byggede sammen - trods modgang - en tilværelse op som gav respekt.
Du har været et godt eksempel for os danskere.
Dit liv og væremåde gør at du bliver husket.
Vi lærte dig at kende og vil altid mindes dig som en god ven.
Du efterlader dig et omdømme som alle og ikke mindst dine kære
kan være stolt af og mindes med glæde.
Du gjorde det bedste du kunne på alle måder.

Aase og Niels Erik Lorentzen

John and Gail Elijah

May 17, 2012

Ketty has given me the honour of speaking about our long time friendship and families. We meet 25 years ago on a soccer field in Delta. We were both playing for the Delta Kennedy's over 30's team, and our wives were both pregnant at the time. A few months later the team split, half went to join the over 40's, we decided to stay in the over 30's. We joined up with the Surrey Coaches to form the Surrey Vikings. Aksel an Arne were both instrumental in getting team up and running. We enjoyed many trips, tournaments, and soccer parties together.We travelled to Penticton, Seattle, Solvang ( California), Chicago and always enjoyed the parties afterwards. Aksel and Ketty would always light up the dance floor with their elegant dance moves. In Penticton I had the pleasure of dancing with Aksel to Mambo #5 after a few cocktails, where Aksel displayed his signature dance moves; both arms at his sides and both thumbs pointed up. Actually the reason behind our dancing was we wanted to look at this women who had big "Boobs" we wanted to see if they were real or fake, we never did figure it out.
Aksel was a very good sport on the soccer field as well as the golf course, however he hated to loose playing cards,and the women loved to rub it in.
Our first family trip together was to Manning Park where we rented cabins for the weekend so that all the kids and dogs could come. We enjoyed hiking, canoeing and Marianne and Helena were good enough to take the younger ones, Ryan, Jillian and Katrina horseback riding. This was also where Ketty and Aksel introduced us to a Danish style breakfast consisting of dark rye bread, jam, cheese, peas and mayonnaise; very different from a traditional Canadian bacon and egg breakfast and definitely not one of Gail's favourite. In the years to follow our families enjoyed many Danish picnics on the first weekend in June at Peace arch park. Aksel was a devoted Danish brother and served many years on the board, including one year as President.
Although Aksel always swore he would never go camping or sleep in a tent, once convinced, he actually really enjoyed it. Our first camping trips were to Deception Pass on the May long weekends where we would join Jake, Sue and kids. We set up all of our tents and many tarps. On one day during the weekend, Aksel, Jake and I would take off and go golfing, often in the rain, wind and cold. When we returned to camp we would enjoy a hot Toddy and all would be well again. These camping trips created memories that all of us will always remember.
Ketty and Aksel built a very well respected business together, Viking Drywall. In the early years, they would find it very difficult to get away for more than a few days at a time, this is when they decided to fly down to Palm Springs with Katrina and join Gail, myself, Nannie, Papa and kids. They slept under the stars on the patio on an air mattress. What fun times!
In 2005 a group of us decided to bike a portion of the Kettle Valley Railroad. On our first day we started near Osprey Lake and Peddled to Summerland where we had planned to catch the train for a scenic ride and of course we were late. Ketty refused to be left behind and peddled like crazy and convinced them to back up the train and let us board. We had a great ride, the scenery was wonderful and we experienced our first train robbery. The next day we peddled back to Princeton and ended up at Tullameen where we enjoyed a great dinner and wind up party.
This is definitely a trip that Cece, Keith, Karey, Takis, Linda, Martin, Gail and I will always treasure.
In October 2010 I suffered a Heart attach and had to have surgery, both Ketty and Aksel were there for Gail and my family with their support and love. The first week in January 2011, Ketty and Aksel invited us to join them in Maui, this was the best therapy I could have had, especially our walks along the beaches. This January 2012, we were also fortunately enough to spend another 2 weeks in Maui with them. Aksel and I enjoyed our golf games and the girls went shopping. One of our most memorable days was our trip to Haliakala, were we got up at 2:00am, rushed up the volcano to see the sunrise at 7:00am and missed it. It was cloudy, wet and extremely cold, even the blankets from our beds didn't keep us warm. While in Maui this time, we were lucky enough to meet up with Cece and Keith and enjoyed a couple of very nice Bar B Ques on the beach. We also had the opportunity to join some of our soccer team from home to play a game against a team from Maui. Aksel couldn't participate in the game due to a knee injury, but he was there to cheer us on.
In closing, Aksel was most proud of his wife Ketty and their three girls, Marianne, Helena and Katrina. He often spoke of how proud he was of them and their accomplishments. He was a proud Morfar to Nathan, Brianna and most recently Thor, who we all met via Skype. He would often talk about his son in laws, Paul and Jen.
Aksel was a kind man, a man of his word and a true gentleman. He was our friend and our family, he will be missed, but always be in our hearts and never forgotten.

We will love you always....John and Gail

Ryan and Jillian Elijah

May 17, 2012

Aksel, you were a huge part of our lives growing up. We will never forget all of our camping trips and our Trips to Palm Springs. You are forever in our hearts and memories.

lene berg

May 13, 2012

Kære kære Ketty
Det er stadig meget uvirkelig det hele, og det går nok først helt op for mig, at vi aldrig skal se Aksel igen, når du kommer til Danmark uden ham. For I hørte sammen og I var altid gode til at vise det, man var aldrig I tvivl om at I to elskede hinanden, og passede på hinanden.Og dit og pigernes hjerter må være fyldt med sorg,som man slet ikke kan se ende på.

Sorg er som en trekant,som drejer rundt i hjertet,med spidser som ridser.
Det gør ondt , forfærdeligt ondt, til trekantens spidser er slidt af, og der bare er en kugle igen, som glider uden smerte.

sorg er en proces som ta`r tid, men den slutter.
Hvor lang processen er beror på, hvad vi har mistet, hvilke ressoucer vi selv har, og hvilken støtte, vi modtager fra omgivelserne.

Men når glæden over det, du har haft, overskygger savnet af det, du har mistet, når du ved, at du aldrig ville have undværet, det som du har mistet, selvom du var klar over, at du engang måske måtte give slip på det, da er trekantens spidser afslidt, og kuglen bli`r en skat i dit hjerte.

david jones

May 9, 2012

Ketty and family: so sad and so sorry to hear about Aksel. Hard to believe after having seen the two of you in White Rock only a few months ago.
Please take care...David, Connor and Madison Jones.

Hanne Skov

May 8, 2012

Kaere Ketty, Katrina, Helena, Marianne og jers familier

Vi har med stor sorg, laest at Aksel ikke er her mere.
Vi har midstet et dejligt menneske og en rigtig god ven, som vi aldrig vil glemme. Selv om vi ikke saa hinanden saa tit, holder gode venskaber, selv om afstanden er stor.
Vi taenker meget paa jer og foeler med jer i jeres sorg og savn.

Mange knus og kaerlige tanker fra
Linda, Helena,
Preben og Hanne

Kay and Per Hansen

May 8, 2012

Dear Ketty and family
Per and I are saddened to hear of Aksel's death. I will always remember his quiet presence and thoughtful blue eyes. He loved to share good times with friends.
He will be missed by everyone .