Former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen to be remembered

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at capacity with overflow room also full

Greater Victoria residents mourned the loss of former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen Thursday with a memorial service.

The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School was standing room only with an overflow room also full.

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Jensen died on Sunday after a short battle with cancer at the age of 69. Kind words came pouring in from local politicians following the news of his death. Only those closest to him knew how critical his battle with cancer had become.

Born in Copenhagen and raised in Canada, Jensen worked as a lawyer including as Crown prosecutor and also taught at the University of Victoria. He joined Oak Bay council in 1996 and succeeded Christopher Causton as mayor in 2011.

Jensen served on the CRD Board during his time as mayor, 2011-2018, and served as CRD Board Chair in 2014.


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The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School was standing room only with an overflow room also full for former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen’s memorial service. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School was standing room only with an overflow room also full for former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen’s memorial service. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School was standing room only with an overflow room also full for former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen’s memorial service. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

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