Peacefully, at Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton on Thursday, October 28, 2010 formerly of Lucan and Exeter in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Marshall) Andersen of Clinton. Dear father of Ellen (Missy) and Paul Gibbings of RR 1 Clinton. Dear grandfather of Paige and Parker. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Godfred Andersen of Denmark and Barbara van Den Neucker of Clinton and her family. Also survived by an aunt and several cousins in Denmark. Predeceased by a sister-in-law Ingrid.
Cremation with private family arrangements.
Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Dialysis Unit or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Jens O.V. Andersen
Familien Nielsen Nakskov Danmark
Dear Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker
We extend our condolences and feel with you at Oluf’s death funeral.
And thinking back on the many wonderful hours we had together when you have been to Denmark.
Our loving and warm thoughts go to you
Oda and Børge Denmark
Annette Johnson and Family
Dear Audrey and family:
So sorry about Jens passing away! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We wish you peace and comfort as you find your new normal without your beloved Jens. Take care!!
Paul & Beth Anstett & Family
Audrey & Missy,
It is sad to hear of the passing of a wonderful husband & father. We are sorry for your loss and pray that Jens is at peace. Our prayers are for you as well to help you cope with the healing that will come.
Paul & Beth
Mette Voigt Andersen
I was so sad to hear that Oluf has passed away.
Oluf gave my so many good memories, and I was SO LUCKY to see Oluf i september where my Jens met Oluf, Audrey, Paige, Parker, Poul and Missy for the first time. We even made Frikadeller.. ; )
Oluf has, through the years, created a bond between the most beautiful family in Canada an us in Denmark. Bonds that is passing on to the next generations in our family.
Thank you Oluf for being such a great person and for going to Canada and tie us so close to our canadian family.
Love you so much
Mette Voigt Andersen( the little mermaid..) and Jens Risom
Shirley (Black) Price and family
Audrey and family, please accept our condolences as you mourn the loss of your loved one. You have many good memories to think back on. I remember the beautiful fall day when you and Jens were married. The boyscouts presented an honor guard as you stepped out from the church. Our thoughts and prayers with you.
Audrey, Aunt Missy, Uncle Paul, Paige and Parker,
Some of my fondest family memories have included Audrey and Jens. I will always remember Jens as a kind, caring, classy man, who always had a warm smile on his face. I will miss him.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We love you very much, Cara and Rob.
Lori Dani (Wise)
So sorry to hear of Mr. Andersen’s (Jens) passing.
I loved looking at the pictures of him. Brought back so many wonderful memories I had of him and your family growing up.
Audrey, you and Jens were such a sharp dressed couple and always so friendly and giving as well as great hosts in your home.
You were like my second family. So many trips with you Missy to your cottage, to Florida and Disney World; fun times at your cousins (Kristin and Kara’s) farm, so many sleepovers (loved the kingsize bed); and the amazing playhouse in the basement that your Dad made for us. I could go on and on……
I even learned how to speak some Danish.
Yasku havun plastic posa fur mien sko? (May I have a plastic bag for my shoes) The spelling could probably use some work.
My thoughts are with you Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige & Parker at this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
gerda and Svend Bringskov.
Dear Audrey! We’re sorry,we all have lost Jens Oluf. We had many good memories with you and Oluf. We’ll send you all many loving thoughts. Love Gerda and Svend.
Jesper Voigt Andersen and family
It was with great sadness we received the news of Oluf´s passing. When I was a little boy – he was for me the symbol of an adventurer – a man who had the guts to leave his old country and try his luck in a faraway country with nothing else to offer than his good looks and hard work. It is some of my most precious moments when we first came to visit Oluf, Audrey and Missy in Clinton in 1981 and was introduced to friends and family. Then other trips came and every time the warmth and joy you showed us was remarkable. Over the years Oluf preserved his bonding to Denmark and he loved to hear news from his old hometown and stories about the people he knew. Now it is up to us youngsters to cherish Oluf´s legacy and pass on the ties between our part of the family, and I am certain that we would enjoy the knowledge that my daughters and his grandchildren now tie up with each other.
Our warmth and deepest sympathy go to Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker
Bodil og Ivar
We have thought often and much of you. There are many great memories we can remember.
The visit in 1969, where we spent one month with you and the Canadian family and friends. The being together with you, when you were in Denmark, and the time we spent together with you in Madeira Beach where we like to come. We have always felt comfortable with you.
In all the years when Bodil was a child Jens was the “big brother” who traveled to America.
We had many good times with you, and Aundry, you had always been so busy- with “Aundry you are burning the toast”.
The loving thoughts to you and the family Bodil and Ivar
Cathy and Bill Blair
Jens was a very special man. As teenagers all we “slightly younger” women had great crushes on him. He looked and acted like our Knight in Shining Armour, always helping us out of messes with his wise ways and great sense of humour. As we matured, found our own knights and married, Jens and Audrey provided an ideal for us to emulate. A devoted and loving couple who always put family first, but also loved travel, good food and the odd sip of Aquavit! Thank you Jens for the wonderful memories, the superb example of a life well lived and for all the love you gave to the whole family. You will be sorely missed.
Kirsten og Freddy Voigt Andersen
It is with great sadness that we received the message about my cousin and our friend Jens Oluf Voigt Andersen’s death. At a young age Jens travelled to Canada to try his luck. In Canada he met Audrey and found happiness. Great joy was when Missy was born, and not least when Missy and Paul gave you two beautiful grandchildren.
We are greatfull for the love and care Jens Oluf recieved during his illness.
Thank you for all the wonderful moments we had – you will always be in our minds.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker.
Freddy and Kirsten Voigt Andersen
Ken, Wilma, Martin, and Steven Ellis
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Audrey, Paul, Missy, Paige and Parker. We are thinking about you.
Ken, Wilma, Martin and Steven
Audrey, Missy, Paul, Page and Parker,
please accept our condolences for the passing of your husband, father, father in law and grand dad. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Rock & Brenda van der Wiel and family
Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker.
Our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God be with you.
Love Rock, Brenda, Crystal, Kathy, Charlene, Jesse and Taylor
So very sad to hear this news. I will always remember Jens as the one who made this city boy feel so right at home during visits up to the farm. To Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker and your whole beautiful family, my thoughts are with you, smiles mixed wih tears as I think about all the great times we had together as a family. Jens was such a wonderful man and I will remember him so fondly.
All my love and condolences,
Gerry and Brenda Love
Thinking of you Audrey and your family at this stressful time. We will remember you and Jens as friends we met at Goderich at the Dialsysis Unit. We will remember the great conversations that helped pass the time.
George and Mary Young
Audrey and Family.
Please accept our sympathy at this time of sorrow.
are thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fred and Jane Radley
Audrey and Family: We are saddened to read of Jens death. A great picture of him in the Free Press. That is the way we will remember him. He always had a brilliant smile for us, when we would meet. We know you have happy memories and hope you will get some rest now Audrey.
Dear Audrey and family.
The warmest thoughts from Denmark. I will always remember you and Oluf’s visit to Denmark as something special. It’s really sad to think that Oluf’s not here anymore.
I will always admire the warmth and care that Oluf preserved with Gotfred despite along the long distance.
The warmest greetings Jeanette
Audrey, Missy & Paul, Paige & Parker,
My heartfelt sympathy to each of you as you mourn the loss of a wonderful husband, a devoted father, and a loving grandpa. Our friendship goes back many years and I have many special memories of our younger years growing up in Lucan. Jens was a great man and I cherish our memories of the fun times that Roc & I enjoyed with you both.
May God’s Love surround you, and His Peace fulfil all your needs and prayers.
Wayne, Jane, Justin & Brittany
So sorry to hear Jens has passed. Thinking of you during this difficult time and remembering all the fun we had during our trip to Vegas in the back of the car. Seeing Dean Martin, Mount Rushmore….your parents listening to two pre-teen girls in the back seat for 2 weeks. The many birthday partiesand sleepovers, our “danish conversations”. Wonderful memories of Jens giving a BIG smile and hearty laugh. He certainly loved his family and friends. He will be dearly missed and we send our love to you Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker.
Rene and Janice Andresen
With a heartfelt wish for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Our deepest sympathy,
Rene and Janice Andresen
Lene Voigt Fischer
Kære Audrey. Vi sender vores tanker, til oluf der nu er gået bort, og til jer, der har midstet en kærlig mand og far. Min mor var kusine til
oluf, og vi har altid været i kontakt, med familien, via tlf / mail.
Vores tanker er hos jer.
Lene-Michael-jonas og Frank- Gitte- familen fra Danmark
Vite and Connie Chomicki
Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker
Our love and prayers are with each of you. Missy’s parents have always been a special part of our family. We love sharing all the celebrations and special times with Audrey and Jens. We will cherish all the memories and good times we shared with Jens. May it bring comfort to know how much he was loved and respected and we share in your loss.
Love Connie and Vite
Anne & Erik Christensen
Dear Audrey & Family.
We are so sorry to hear about Jens. Our good memories for times past are treasured for always, and will be in our thoughts for ever. Be strong and know our Love always will be here.
Anne & Erik
How lucky to have such a wonderful uncle Jens. So many fond memories I will cherish forever. Up until recent years I would look at Jens as a man who never really aged. A boisterous laugh, great cook, scotch lover, and all around sharp dressed man. I have vivid memories of true Danish dinners at your house in Clinton wondering how on earth we could sit at the dinner table for so long amongst many courses and then out comes…..the Schnapps. :-).
Audrey you are such an amazing woman, you were Jens rock. Thinking of you all, Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker. Love you all very much. Kara Yetta xo
Don, Catherine, Emily, Mikayla and Mary Kate Allen
Heartfelt sympathy to your family during this time sad time. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace.
Sharon Veenstra (nee Ellis)
I have such fond memories of Mr. Andersen as I was a teenager. When entering grade nine I met this lively girl named Missy. We hit it off right away and to this day we remain good friends, which I treasure. Missy would invite me to her house after school to hang out. Her parents were not home when we arrived as BOTH Mr. and Mrs. Andersen worked outside of the home which was something new to me. Also, Mr. Andersen always wore a suit to his work which was foreign to me as I grew up on a farm and I was more accustomed to overalls for work attire.
The Andersen’s treated me like a daughter. They included me on numerous trips to the big city of Toronto. They opened my eyes to travelling by trains, subways, taxis, staying overnight in hotels, ‘open-face’ sandwiches and dinners in nice restaurants.
Missy and Audrey, you have my deepest sympathies. Treasure your memories and pictures.
Shana, Brian, Caresse and Spencer Barnim
Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker,
So sorry to hear of Jens passing. Many fond memories come to mind and heart as I ponder all the acts of kindness your family has demonstrated to our family in years past. Please know that prayers and heartfelt sympathy is extended to you all at this time of sorrow. Hold onto all the wonderful lifelong memories you shared together.
Catherine, Doug, Morgan and Colby MacLean
Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker
You are in our thoughts and prayers, may you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you cherish of your husband, Dad, Father in law and Papa. Jens lived an incredible life and experienced many joys with all of you. He will always be in our hearts. Take care and know you always have love and support from our family.
Audrey. So sorry to hear you have lost Jens. Beyond how special he was to you as your longtime husband and friend, he was extra special to those of us who knew him as a fellow hydro employee.His renowned loyalty and readiness to give that “little extra” was much respected. His life can certainly be remembered as well lived.
May God bless you and yours at this difficult time.
Blessings, Wes C.
Mette & Bill Biglin
Growing up in Denmark, I always loved when Oluf and Audrey would come to visit from Canada. We would go to the Circus or Tivoli and always have a wonderful time. Thank you for all the great memories. My love and thoughts are with you Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker.
“To travel is to live”( Hans Christian Andersen)
Oluf lived his life to it’s fullest.
The stories I have heard from, and about Oluf always seamed to be about some sort of adventure, be it part of the Danish resistance, or the tale of how he made his way to Canada and the friends that were supposed to go with him but never showed up! I am proud to have met him!
Merv & Ruby Kumm
Deepest sympathy to Audrey and family. Jens will certainly be missed.
Cherished memories will linger on and may God also give you strength during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Kristin, Andy, Andre & Abby
Such wonderful memories we have of our dear uncle Jens. Lots from up at the cottage, dinners out at the farm and in Clinton. The detailed stories both Audrey and Jens would share from their trips to Europe. Jens was not Jens without Audrey and whenever we planned anything it was always with Audrey and Jens like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly. Jens was a very lucky man He will be greatly missed. Audrey be strong, your family loves you and looks up too you.
Julie & Kevin Wright
Deepest Sympathy Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
Love to you all, The Wrights
Theo & Joe Dedyo
Our most sincere sympathy to you Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige & Parker. Joe and I were so very sad to here about Jens’ passing. We spent the evening talking about the fun we had in Denmark, Europe and Florida with the “group”, our many parties, dinners and just plain visiting each other. We shall cherish the memories forever.
Love you, Theo & Joe
Lee and Bill Muzyka
To know Jens was to love him and we shall remember all the wonderful times filled with laughter and fun with him and his loving and devoted wife Audrey. Paige and Parker were the light of Jens’ life. Our prayers and love go to Audrey, Missy, Paul and the children.
Wayne, Julie, Dylan, Emily Pryce
Audrey, Missy, Paul, Paige & Parker
So very sorry to hear of your loss, I remember so many good memories of Jens and treasure them all, he was very special.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Juls, Wayne, Dylan & Emily
What a life!
Young WWII Nazi resistance fighter. Adventuring immigrant to Canada. Hydro lineman who worked his way up the ranks to admin. Lifelong adoring, faithful husband and true love of Audrey. Awesome swimmer and all around He-man. Jens could easily drive a tractor on his son-in-law’s dairy farm or crack a good joke. Laugh like crazy. How he honored his mother and father-in-law! No ocean could separate him from his Danish family. Just a simple little frown of disapproval and those handsome, flashing eyes was all it took to set us youngins in order. A gentle man. An awesome, devoted father and grandfather, uncle and mentor. He loved a party and yet he was sober, thoughtful, ethical, truthful. And very good lookin’!
Our beloved hero, Jens, there’ll never be another like you. Ever, ever, ever.
God speed, dear one.
Glenn & Grace Hodgins
So sorry to hear of Jens passing. He did have a good life and just remember all your travelling etc in the past. Our sympathy goes out to you Audrey and to Missy, Paul, Paige and Parker. I am sure they will remember many good times with Grandpa also. Take care and our love goes out to all of you.