Kjell Johnsen passed away peacefully at home on July 21 at the age of 88. A gentle, hardworking man, he was very much loved by his wife of 60 years, Elsie; daughters Irene (Sean) and Sherry (Ian); grandchildren Brendan, Eric and Andrea. He is also survived by his sister Inger and numerous nieces and nephews in Norway plus brother in law Stan (Alice) in Vancouver. Kjell and Elsie married in Kjell’s native Norway, travelled to Vancouver on their honeymoon and made Canada their home. A skilled baker, Kjell worked in Campbell River for the building of the pulp mill before operating the well-known Pioneer Bakery until retirement. Kjell was an avid fisherman, golfer, loved going to dances, playing crib and having coffee with friends. He will be fondly remembered for his big smile, sense of humour and the twinkle in his eye. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Baerg and to the entire Campbell River health care team who allowed Kjell to live and die with such dignity and grace. According to Kjell’s wishes, a private celebration will be held in his honour. In Dad’s memory, donations to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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