Passed away peacefully in Ty Watson House on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 83 years of age.
Kristian is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Aase Kristene Madsen; son Kim A (Gabe) Madsen; daughters Linda A (Dan) Vanklay and Susan A (Randy) Brown, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters Ella and Emma in Denmark, as well as numerous friends.
Born in Denmark, Kristian moved to the Alberni Valley in 1957 with his wife Aase. He quickly found work in the Somass Mill Division as a welder, where he worked from 1958 until his retirement in 1992. Kristian was an avid outdoorsman who loved to go fishing and hunting for deer and moose. He also loved spending time with his family. Sharing family meals and spending the holidays with all of his family brought great joy and happiness to Kristian. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Following Kristian’s wishes, no formal service will be taking place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kristian’s name to the Ty Watson House, 2649-2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC,V9Y 1Z8.