Born in Borjerg Denmark in 1930, to Christian and Margrete, he was raised on a farm with his siblings Egon, Karen, Hanne (predeceased) and survived by siblings Ingrid (Olaf), Aase, Frede (Edith). His children Anny in Spain, Allan in Denmark, Susan (Richard) of Buffalo, and Kim (Jeannette) of Espanola and many grandchildren he loved dearly. Also predeceased by his grandson Rune. Lovingly missed by his partner Helen Richards and family.
Jens worked on farms in his youth and moved to Copenhagen in his 20s. He got married and worked in the shipyards, high rise construction and as a taxi driver before he immigrated to Canada in 1975.
He worked in Toronto supplying fresh vegetables to markets until 1976 when he began working as a heavy equipment mechanic for Campbell Brothers. He really enjoyed his job and all the people that he met.
After an injury led to early retirement, Jens settled in the home he built on the Minaki Highway in 1985. He spent his retirement hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and attending the local dances with Helen. They had many adventures visiting his family overseas and a cruise ship to Alaska.