Holdt, Svend Aage

1931 ~ 2012

Svend passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Seniors Village on December 26, 2012 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Svend was born January 17, 1931 in Bramminge, Denmark. After finishing school he apprenticed to become a mechanic and then went on to serve in the Danish army. Svend married Inger on February 28, 1959 and together they moved to Canada. They lived 2 years in Kitimat before returning back home to Denmark. After a brief stay in Denmark, they decided to return to Canada for good, settling down in Nanaimo. Svend continued to work as a mechanic in Nanaimo until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Svend will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Inger. Survived by his sons, Ken (Shannon), Jan (Georgina); grandchildren: Matthew, Shelby, Lucas and Laura as well as numerous family in Denmark.

Svend’s family would like to thank the staff at Nanaimo’s Senior Village for their care, compassion and support. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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