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Christian Lysgaard Christensen (better known as Lusco) passed away Saturday, October 18, 1997 at Mackenzie Place. He was born on January 12, 1907 in Wognstrup, Naur, Ringkobing, Denmark, and came to Canada in 1928. Lusco farmed at Wanham, Alta., until 1959 when he moved to Yellowknife, NWT. There he worked at a market garden, gold mine and for the school division, where he fixed all types of machines and taught carpentry work. In 1970 he moved to Edmonton, Alta., then in 1973 moved to Kelowna, B.C., where he retired until 1992. He loved gardening and his flowers, also liked to help people in any way that he could. In 1992 Lusco moved to the Pioneer Lodge in Grande Prairie until September 1997 when his health failed and he moved to Mackenzie Place until his passing. He travelled back to his homeland in Denmark many times to visit relatives and friends. Lusco is survived by; son, John Christensen (Elly) of Wanham, Alta.; daughter Margaret Barbarich (Marco) of Grande Prairie, Alta.; brother Svend Christensen (Jytte) of Kelowna, B.C.; granddaughters Elaine Sole (Garry); Sheila Matner (Ken); Maurine McCelland (Mel) all of Kelowna, B.C.; Four great grandchildren of Kelown, B.C.; sisters: Rigmor (Sigord) Fredrickson, of Victoria, B.C.; Gerda (Ove) of Denmark, and numerous relatives in Denmark. Lusco was predeceased by five brothers and four sisters. Funeral service will be held at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Malcolm officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel. Source: Grande Prairie Herald

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