Arthur Raymond SWENSON
1954 - 2021
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SWENSON, Arthur Raymond December 7th, 1954 - April 7, 2021 It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, surrounded at home by his loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Art is predeceased by his father, Donald Swenson, and is survived by his mother, Patricia Swenson, loving wife, Cindy, and children Luke (Martin), Emily, Daniel (Stuart), James (Kathleen), and expected twin grandsons, due this summer. He is also survived by siblings, Gordon, Burnice, Cynthia, Katherine, and Robert and their families, as well as mother-in-law, Norma Monteith, and many other family and friends. Art was born in Vancouver and grew up on Sien Farm on Brunswick Point in Ladner, BC. As a fourth-generation member of Ladner's Swenson family, he learned the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and the importance of family. Art graduated from BCIT as a surveyor in 1975 and started work with BC Hydro, where he surveyed across British Columbia. He furthered his studies by completing the Urban Land Economics course at UBC and then moved to the gas division of Hydro (BC Gas), where he became a property representative until he retired in 2011, and opened his own consulting business, Swenson Property Services. Art married Cindy in 1984 and had four children between 1986 and 1992, whom they raised in Ladner. He was a devoted husband of 37 years and a generous, present, and supportive father. He loved spending time with his children, especially during the summer months where they enjoyed camping across the province and making memories at the family cabin on Pender Island. After retiring in 2011, Art and Cindy enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He had a passion for exploring new places with family and friends. Art was an incredibly valued member of the Ladner community. He was involved as a leader with Scouts Canada for many years, as well as a soccer and softball coach for his four children. He was also greatly interested in family history and the history of Ladner, and was always happy to pass his extensive knowledge onto others. A special thank you to Art's family doctor, Dr. Hsia, and all of the amazing doctors and nurses at VGH and the BC Cancer Agency, specifically, Dr. Mackenzie and Dr. Nappi, as well as the supportive team with Fraser Health's Palliative Care Program. Art's kind nature touched many lives and he was loved by all who knew him. He will be forever missed, and his memory will live on in his children and future grandchildren. As our North Star, he will always be there to guide us. There will be a celebration of life at a future time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation; https://bccancerfoundation.com/



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Published in Delta Optimist from May 13 to Jun. 12, 2021.
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May 15, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Swenson family, he dropped by our home on the boat, to see his Uncle Ken, always enjoyed a visit. He will be sorely missed.
Susan McDonald
Family
May 13, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the family from the Dehen family on Pender. Deepest sympathy to everyone and to Cindy and kids. Such a tragic loss for the whole family and the community in Ladner for all the good he’s done. Arts legacy of kindness and his giving nature will live on through his children and grandchildren. With Sincere regards.
Alice
Friend
May 13, 2021
Our condolences to Art’s family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Cindy, Gordon Tudge and family
Cindy Tudge
Friend
May 13, 2021
Art Swenson my brother and I love him so much, and so grateful for his beautiful family his wife Cindy and 4 beautiful kids and spouses and soon grandchildren. I pray for a cure for cancer to put a end to losing such beautiful souls like Art.
Love ❤ you forever and forever in my heart
Cynthia
Family
May 13, 2021
Thinking of Art brings a smile to my face everytime. It says a lot about someone when that happens. Condolences to Cindy, their kids and all his family.
Diane Askin
Acquaintance
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