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Orla Tychsen

Orla Tychsen

Born In: Hazlet, Saskatchewan
Born: December 22nd, 1921

Passed in: Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: May 18th, 2013

TYCHSEN: Orla Christine Tychsen (nee Sannes) Dec 22, 1921- May 18, 2013 Orla was born on a farm near Hazlet, Saskatchewan to Oscar and Olga Sannes. She had 4 siblings, Alice, Arnold, Ruby, and Raymond. She is survived only by her dear sister Alice Smith of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Orla moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1943. She was employed as a mail order clerk at the Woodwards Department Store for 16 years. One of the highlights in Orla’s early life was sailing across the Atlantic with her best friend, Anne to visit relatives in Norway and travel in Europe in 1956, a time when very few women travelled on their own. In 1958, she married Svend Tychsen and shortly thereafter they had 2 children, Randi and Ronald. Orla was a devoted mother and wife as well as an excellent cook and baker. She hosted many gettogethers with family, friends and neighbours throughout her life. She was an active member of both the Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway. Collecting and selling antiques was one of Orla’s great passions and she often found hidden treasures at garage sales and flea markets. Later when the kids grew up, she and Svend started travelling more extensively. In 2004, they took their children and grandchildren on a memorable cruise to Alaska. In 2005, Orla and Svend moved to Tsawwassen, B.C. to be closer to their children Randi (Dan), Ronald (Karen) and their grandchildren Dylan, Eva, Alexandra and Tess. She loved her family dearly. Her kindness, compassion and generosity was felt by all who knew her. Orla’s faith kept her strong to the very end. She passed away peacefully with both her children at her side. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Svend. Thank you to all the staff at KinVillage for their kindness and care over the past 6 years. May you rest in peace, Mom with Dad at your side. A memorial service will be held at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575 Sixth Avenue in Tsawwassen on Sunday, May 26th at 1:30 pm. A reception will follow.




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