Niels Kjaer Andersen of Victoria passed away peacefully during the night of June 29, 2015. Niels is predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (2015). He is survived by son Flemming (Miranda); grandchildren David (Jacquie) and Michelle; great-grandchildren Anja and Lawson; and extended family of relations and treasured friends in Canada and Denmark.
Niels was the youngest of 12 siblings born in Esbjerg, Denmark. After completing his apprenticeship as an automobile mechanic he moved to Copenhagen where he met Mary, whom he married in 1945. In 1959 Niels, Mary and their son Flemming emigrated to Victoria. Shortly after arriving in Victoria, Niels obtained employment with the Chrysler dealership in Duncan, and not many years later Niels went into business for himself with Andersen’s Service just north of Duncan. Niels and Mary lived in Duncan for forty years before returning to Victoria in 2000.
Celebration of Life to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue, Victoria, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Niels to Cordova Bay United Church or Luther Court Society.