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Kaj Bye-jensen

October 2, 1939 - December 15, 2016


With deep sadness we announce the passing of Kaj Bye-Jensen. He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Kaj will be fondly remembered by his loving family including his devoted wife Joan, his sons Niels (Mandy) and Lars, and his grandsons Clay, Colby, and Curtis. He was predeceased by his father Willy (1975), his mother Ellen (2002), his nephew Steven (2006), and his brother-in-law Murray (2013).  He leaves behind an extended family and many friends.

As an adventurous young man, Kaj left Denmark and moved to Vancouver.  It seemed he was destined to meet his “Joanie” there.  They did some travelling before settling down with a house and 2 children.  Kaj worked for many years as an appliance technician. After a few years of ill health, he received a heart transplant on Christmas morning 1995. Three months later he was able to resume his previous activities such as skiing, jogging, and golfing. 

Kaj’s wit and friendly manner won him many friends in the Lower Mainland as well as his new home in Osoyoos.

A Celebration of Life will be held in early May at the Osoyoos Golf Club (date and time to be announced later).

In lieu of flowers, people are encouraged to register with or donate to the BC Transplant Society.

Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.




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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Maureen & Derek Poucher
Relation: Golf friends

Dear Joanie, We were saddened to hear of Kai’s passing. Our condolences go out to you as you deal with this new hole in your heart.

From: Linda Aylesworth
Relation: Former co--worker of Joan's

Dear Joan – I never got to meet Kaj but I remember very well the day that news of his successful transplant spread around BCTV. How wonderful that he was able to enjoy 20+ more years with you because of it. My thoughts are with you.

From: Ted and Joyce Cronmiller
Relation: Friends

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joanie and your family. The pig races and meat draws this winter will never be the same. Kai’s friendly and bubbly enthusiastic personality will always be remembered. He was an example for us all.

From: Ken Freeborn
Relation: Former co-worker at Camco

Joanie..please accept our sadness at Kai’s passing. Some good laughs and memories at Camco.

From: Sandra and Bryan Holgate
Relation: Friend

We were so sorry to hear of Kaj passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time Joan.

From: John Gibbon & Anne MacWilliam
Relation: Friends

At the clubhouse, the Legion or on a chance encounter at Hayne’s
Point we remember your ready smile. You put that “shared” heart to
good use! We will miss you greatly…a pleasure to have known you.

From: Jim French
Relation: Dog walking

We were so surprised and saddened to read of Kaj passing , our sincere condolences to Joan and family
Jim & Sheila French and Seamus

From: Russ and Shorty Wilkinson
Relation: Friend

We were very saddened to hear of your loss Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and we know you have many special memories to cherish at this time. We always enjoyed his wit, smile and positive attitude.

From: Donno Au
Relation: Co-worker of Joan's at BCTV

So sad to hear about your loss. We have known each other for over 30 years and you folks are like family to me. You and Kaj have always been a good host to many after-work gatherings and (schnapps) parties at your house in Coquitlam. His welcoming smile and generosity are the fond memories I will never forget.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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