In Memoriam: Former Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen

Former Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen has died as a result of cancer. Mr. Jensen was elected to Oak Bay Council over 15 years, including two terms as Mayor. He also served as Chair of the Capital Regional District, chaired its regional water supply commission and was a member of UBCM’s Executive. He was 69.

Jensen had a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and law degrees from Osgoode Hall and the London School of Economics. He worked as a crown prosecutor for the province of B.C. and taught law at the University of Victoria.

“I'm sad to hear about the passing of my friend Nils Jensen,” said UBCM president Arjun Singh. “He was a warm, intelligent, decent person. As Mayor, he advocated tirelessly for Oak Bay. He was also one of the most articulate people I have served with on the UBCM Executive.”

A memorial service will be held in the Oak Bay High School Community Theater Thursday April 11 at 2 p.m.  At the request of the family, donations may be made to the Mayors’ Art Legacy Fund.

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