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Jens Erik Knudsgaard passed away peacefully in Kananaskis while guiding blind skiers on February 5th, 2016. Erik was born on February 12th, 1938 in Rossland, BC.

Erik’s hobbies included skiing, hiking, Masons, Sons of Norway and Ski for Light Canada. He enjoyed travelling to England and Denmark and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Erik is survived by his loving wife Margaret, his sons; Paul (Colleen) and their children Mya and Kristian; Mark (Julie-Anne), and their children Logan, Winter and Moss, his daughters; Karen and Anna, his brother Einer (Mariette), his sister Linda (Allan) as well as nieces and nephews. Erik was predeceased by his parents Hans and Linna, his brothers Frankie and David.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Erik will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:30 am from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rossland with Father J. Joseph Kizhakethottathil M.S.T., Celebrant. Brent Long of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ in care of arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Erik’s name may be made to Ski for Light Canada c/o Barry Nelson, President, 21771-126th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 4P1

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