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Ragna Katrine Nielsen

Ragna Katrine Nielsen

In Loving Memory
Ragna Katrine Nielsen
April 6, 1932 – November 10, 2021

Ragna passed away at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital after suffering from a stroke. She was ready to join her husband (Rasmus) who predeceased her just 4 short months ago. She is survived by daughter Pia (George), Granddaughters Carina (Nathan) and Brianna, and Great Grandchildren Landon and Jessica.

Ragna was born premature in Vust, Denmark at just 3 lbs on the family farm in the middle of a potato field. She was promptly placed in a lined drawer next to the wood stove to keep warm. She fought for life and continued to live with stubborn strength every day. To her surprise, having been the middle child, Ragna outlasted all 16 of her siblings. Who knows if her stint next to the wood stove increased her heat tolerance, but she hated the cold and could outlast anyone in a heat wave!

Ragna immigrated to Nanaimo, BC with her husband and daughter in 1967. She lived a simple life working as a chambermaid and taking care of her husband, home, and garden. Ragna took every chance to be outside soaking up the sun or cleaning up a garden bed wherever it was. While outside was her passion, Ragna rarely missed watching “her” shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Ragna hated to cook, however she made her Danish food with love and in such quantities that everyone waddled home after every visit.

To the best Mormor, you will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Should you wish, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation.


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