Poulsen, Arne Peder

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend, Arne Peder Poulsen on September 13, 2015 at Vancouver, BC.

Survived by his children; Patti (Randy) Isaak; Tony (Tracey) Poulsen; Karen (Harry) Hubner; Lori (John) Pazar, his grandchildren; Dustin (Amy), Dayna (Rob), Eric, Travis, Amber, Jessie, Alex, Jakob and Paige, great grandchildren; Madyson, Mackenna, Molly, Gavin, Anora, Kassidy, and Kyla, sister Kirstene and several nieces and nephews in Denmark. Predeceased by his brothers Verner, Oskar, Ejner; sister Helga and both his parents. Dad was born January 26, 1927 in Lunde, Denmark the youngest of six children. In 1950 at a young age he got the travel bug and travelled to the United States on a farming visa. He worked in Wisconsin and California before having to return to Denmark. In 1956 he returned this time to Canada and worked on farms in Alberta before taking a trip to Vancouver with another farmhand. When his money ran out in the city he took the train to Chilliwack to find work on a farm in the Fraser Valley. It is here that he settled and became a Canadian citizen. He worked for a time on the railway but ultimately retired from the DND as a civilian on the base in Chilliwack in 1992. Dad was a quiet man, so organized and very independent. He loved his family and was always there for everyone. He never missed an opportunity to go for a coffee but by far his greatest joy came from spending time with his children and grandchildren enjoying the many family dinners that we all shared together. He was a proud man and we are thankful that he was able to enjoy a lifetime of good health as his independence was of the utmost importance to him. Rest in Peace Dad. No service at this time by request. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

~ You will be forever in our hearts ~

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