Orla Madsen, 96, passed away peacefully at home Friday, April 26, 2013 in Courtenay BC with both his children there to help. “I have had a great ride” he said the day before.
Born in 1916 in Aalborg, Denmark, Orla came to Canada in 1959 with his wife Edith, and kids Allan and Eian. They settled in Kitimat and worked for Alcan before retiring to Smithers and then the Comox Valley. Orla was known for his big heart, sense of adventure and his delicious baking. He lived his life on his own terms and enjoyed travelling the world with his wife Edith who died 5 years before him.
A private ceremony will be held this week. We love you “Papa.”