In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Carl Gunnar Rorbeck Jensen




Born: 27 Jul 1921, Saltum, Denmark


Died: 09 Aug 2006, Chilliwack, British Columbia


JENSEN, Carl Gunnar Rorbeck - With sorrow the family of Carl Jensen, late of Chilliwack, announce his death on August 9, 2006. Predeceased by his brothers Martin and Wesley, he is survived by his loving wife Aulda, whom he married in 1946, his four sons, Gerry (Beverly), Greg, Steve, and Bill (Barb) and his four grandchildren, Kari and Sarah, Paul and Julia all of Maple Ridge and Mission. He is also survived by his sister, Oline Smith of Penticton and his brother, Elmer (Doreen) of Chilliwack, his two sisters-in-law, Betty Jensen and Joan Jensen, many nieces and nephews and extended family in Saskatchewan, U.S.A. and Denmark. Carl was born in Saltum, Denmark on July 27, 1921 and came to Canada with his family in 1924. Though always a proud Canadian - he served overseas in WWII with the RCNVR- he never forgot his Danish heritage, language or traditions. Carl loved people and always found a way to communicate, no matter what language barriers. We will always remember his wonderful sense of humour and love of the outdoors. He was a storyteller extraordinaire and will be deeply missed. A special thank you to the Chilliwack Home Care Nursing and Support Services. A memorial tea will be held in the Club House, Promontory Lake Estates, 6001 Promontory Rd, Chilliwack BC on Sunday, August 13, 2006, 1-4 pm. If any so desire in lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Fund would be appreciated. Jeg elske dej, Aulda.


RCN Memories: On the upper decks on D-Day


Ships served in:

LCI(L) 266 - Cox'n of LCI(L)-266 on D-Day


After the war, John Boe and my Dad (Carl Jensen) remained lifelong friends. John and a partner opened Sapperton Motors in New Westminster in the early 50ís. A May Day parade was held every year in New West and Sapperton Motors usually had an old vehicle in the parade on Columbia Street. This photo was taken in I believe 1955 or 56.  Thatís John Boe driving and Dad with the sideways mustache (1st photo) and sitting on the hood (2nd photo). Iím pretty sure that wasnít water in the jug. I saw John in 2015, years after my Dad had died and it was very apparent he missed his old navy buddy very badly. A friendship forged in war that lasted a lifetime. Submitted by Gerry Jensen


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John Boe and Carl Jensen (right) while out moose hunting.


My Dad and John went moose hunting almost every year in the 50ís. We moved to Southern California in 1960 and moved back to BC 9 years later. Even though I was Canadian, as long as you had been in the US for longer than 6 months you were considered permanent resident. When I turned 18, just before graduation from high school in 1966, I had to register for the draft and was classified 1A, first guy on the boat to Viet Nam. I have 3 younger brothers and my Dad, after what he went through in WWII said no sons of his were going to end up in that war and we moved back to BC. Anyway, Dad and John did a few more moose hunts into the early 80ís. I think it was the last time they went hunting and you can see they were bosom buddies. Dad had taken out his partial plate for the correct ďlookĒ. (submitted by Gerry Jensen)



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