Dr. Johannes V. Asfeldt
M.D. , F.A.C.O.G. , F.R.S.C. (C)
February 15, 1930 – April 30, 2019
July 18, 2019 was the date chosen for the Memorial Service for Johs. His memorial was held in Camrose, AB at the Camrose United Church and his ashes interned in the Valley View Cemetery in Camrose. Johs had carefully chosen this place 10 years before.
Johannes Vagn Asfeldt was born in Hodsager, Denmark on February 15, 1930, the 2nd of 5 children. He was predeceased by the oldest, a little sister as an infant. Thus Johs became “the oldest child.” Life was difficult in Denmark in those days but education was very encouraged and Johs, a shy boy, loved to read. He went on to graduate high school and after the required time in the Military Services he entered Medical School in Copenhagen. Upon graduation and marriage he furthered his education studying Obstetrics & Gynecology in Kansas City, U.S. The hope was to go to Missionary Life in Africa, but now, with 3 little sons the family moved to the Grenfeld Mission in St. Anthony, NFLD, A daughter joined the family there and they eventually moved to Whitehorse, YT where there was a need for Johs’s skills and a family life of “outdoor experiences.” Another dream, his pilot’s licence and the purchase of his Piper Archer “C-GWEU. A move to FT. McMurray, AB and then Dawson Creek, B.C. where he was able to work and start the first of 8 missions to Africa. Johs and Janeen moved to Camrose, AB for 10 years and in the summer of 2000 to Kamloops, B.C. and were grateful for the support of the Kamloops United Church. To the end of his life Johs was kept in touch by Dr. Paul Thistle of the Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Johs was also a life long Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s and Dementia took it’s toll and Johs spent the end of his life in Kamloops Senior Village.
It is with so much gratitude and appreciation that we extend our deepest gratitude to so many for his excellent care. To Tara Hildebrand and the Alzheimer Society, Janice Rodgers and Staff at the Ponderosa “Day Program”, to Dr. V. DeKock, Dr.Jennifer Takahashi, Dr. B. Prystawa and finally the unbelievably caring Staff at Kamloops Senior Village and the wonderful care of Dr. Andrew Wynne. The care of Dr. Wynne and KSV lives on with peace in Janeen.
Johs leaves to remember him his children Henrik (Kathy), Morten (Krystal), Thomas (Karen) Susanne Penney (Gerry), step children Steve Sykes, Diane Taylor, Jana Wetherill (Regan), 19 grand children and 3 great grand children. His siblings in Denmark, Viviain (Birthe), Holger and Ruth. His wife Janeen in Kamloops.
A memorial service was held for Dr. Asfeldt at the Camrose United Church in Camrose, Alberta on July 18, 2019 at 1:00pm
In memory to Dr. Johannes Asfeldt donations would be gratefully accepted to:
Dr. Paul Thistle
Karanda Mission Hospital
c/o Team of Canada
#372-16 Midlake Blvd S.E,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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