July 23, 1950 – October 22, 2019
With an emptiness in our hearts and waves of sadness we regretfully announce the sudden passing of Kjell Arve Lyngen on October 22nd in the Campbell River Hospital from complications of a stoke.
Born in Gjovik, Norway the youngest of three brothers the family emigrated to Canada when Arve was only 5yrs old. Arve had great work ethic, he was a real people person always willing to go the extra distant to help someone out. He had a true fighting spirit always believing in a positive forward and with courage and faith may this warrior be accepted to stand with the others in the legendary halls of Valhalla. He will be truly missed and forever loved by his wife of 49 and half years, family and endless amount of friends. Predeceased by his parents Arnt and Klara Lyngen, brother Ole and Egil Lyngen. Mother and Father law Lorne and Lee Mallett. Survived by his loving and caring wife Linda of Campbell River, son Rick Lyngen and partner Melinda Dennison of Port Hardy, BC. Leaving behind or two grandchildren, Harley Lyngen of Kamloops and Autumn Lyngen of Port Hardy. Arve leaves behind a Brother in-law Rod and Judy Mallett, also are two nephews Terry Lyngen and wife Elaina, Jason Mallett and partner Sherri. Including more relatives behind that live in Norway and the Almas family in Enderby and surrounding area. During Arve’s younger years before moving to Port Hardy he belonged to a car club in Vernon known as the “Cam Jammers”. While in Port Hardy his saltwater fishing passion started and also, he began diving with the Top Island Econauts dive club both gaining his passion for the water. Then moving onto Campbell River in the late 90’s Arve become involved with the Dive club “Tiderippers”, where his love with the water continued on with the his boat “Salute”, allowing him to go fishing, take divers out and friends out to explore the waters , wildlife and beautiful surrounding area. When not on the water he loved spending time with his family, saltwater reef tanks and his pets in his home. Throughout Arve’s years in Vernon he had a variety of different jobs through his younger life. Then landing a job with finning which transferred him to first Port Hardy, then onto Campbell River; in total he served over 40 years with Finning.
Lastly a passage from the prose poem “Desiderata”:
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy concussion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
” til vi motes igjen”
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
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