Kurt January 5th 1934 to
November 18 2004
After a short but difficult fight with an aggressive form of cancer, Kurt passed away with family members at his side in Victoria. Left to enjoy many, many beautiful memories are his wife and best friend Joy, his children Shelley Barker, Bob (Shauna), Lise (Les) Steele and four grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Brittany (Bitty) Barker, Keayra Steele, Beth and Kurt Andersen. He also leaves behind his family in Denmark, uncles Knut and Paul Andersen, cousins and their families Ingelise, Hana and Ollie. As well, a large family of in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Kurt will leave behind a legacy of compassion and caring towards all living things, and a reminder to enjoy the simple things in life.
Kurt was born in Copenhagen, came to Canada in 1954, married Joy in 1957. They lived in Edmonton for 41 years raising their family, then moved to Campbell River in 2001. Kurt often stated that he had found the garden of Eden here. Kurt’s passion and love of the game of golf was well known. He tried several times to retire as a golf pro but was always lured back especially if it involved being able to work with junior golfers.
We will all miss your beautiful smile, your never ending supply of jokes, your elegance.
Thank you to everyone who kept in touch during his illness, for your thoughts, prayers and the many acts of kindness. He truly felt he was surrounded by love.
A private family gathering will be held to scatter his ashes as per his wishes. A celebration of Kurt’s life will be held at the Thunderbird Hall in Campbell River Sunday November 28th at 1:00pm. Everybody welcome.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Kurt’s memory may be made to the B.C. Cancer Lodge in Victoria B.C. (2202 Richmond Road, V8R 4R5), or a charity of one’s choice.