Sept. 27, 1938 – March 12, 2011

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Anton Lodal Christiansen.

Anton (Tony) will be greatly missed and always loved by his family and friends; daughter Yolanda (Steve), daughter Carmen (Keith), grandchildren Rachelle, Kayley, Diego, and Jonah. In Denmark, Anton will be dearly missed by his sister Kaja Madsen, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister Sinne Larsen.

Born the 27 of September, 1938 in Faster, Denmark, to Kristian Magnus and Anna Matthea Christiansen, Anton was raised by his father and stepmother, Marie Christiansen on a farm along with his sisters,9Sinne and Kaja. At the age of 18 Anton came to Canada where he started work as a miner. He settled in Uranium City, Saskatchewan where he met Joan Gibson, who he married in 1966. They had two daughters, Yolanda and Carmen. In 1982 he moved his family to Campbell River, and worked at Westmin mine (NVI – Myra Falls) until he retired from mining and started Anton’s Lawn & Garden Service in 1990, which is where he finished his working life until 2005.

He was a great, gentle, strong and intelligent man who was an example of integrity, honesty, respect and steadfast values. His work ethic was inspirational. Throughout his life, he was also an athlete, world traveller, teacher and a dedicated grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. His great passions were gardening and nurturing the land he called his home, and travelling the world. In recent years Anton travelled to Cuba, China, India, Turkey, Italy, and cruised across the Atlantic to Brazil.

We will always love and miss our Dad.

Anton Lodal Christiansen was 72 when he passed away on March 12, 2011. A service will be held at Bethany’s Lutheran Church, Friday, March 18, 2011, at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision in memory of Anton Christiansen.

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