It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Sunvar Mortensen, age 69 of Port Hawkesbury, that occurred in Reykjavík, Iceland on July 25, 2022.
Born in Selatrað, Faroe Islands on June 14, 1953, he was the son of Johild Maria Mortensen, Argir, Faroe Islands, and the late Daniel Thomsen.
Sunvar was a kindhearted, joyful man who was always caring for and helping others. He was happiest when around his children and family and always had a smile that radiated through the room when accompanied by them. Sunvar was a hardworking man, who was extremely smart and dedicated to his work. He was a great leader who worked several management positions; specializing in accounting, bookkeeping, and lately, worked as an operations manager for Arctic Fisheries Alliance. He was very passionate about the fishing industry and trawling boats. Sunvar was a valued worker, friend, and father by many and will be greatly missed by all.
Sunvar is survived by his daughters, Maria Louise Rasmussen (Tonnes Rasmussen), Nuuk, Greenland, and Kailey Alina Mortensen (Keil Frenette), Cape Jack, Nova Scotia; son Sandy Patrick Ley (Julieann Marchand), Louisdale, Nova Scotia; grandchildren Liam and Kasper Rasmussen, and Brady Ley; brothers Sámal Mortensen, Jóhan Mortensen, both of Faroe Islands, Steffen Thomsen, Denmark; sisters Anna Hansen, Elsa Dam, both of Faroe Islands, Helle Brink, and Vibeke Nielsen, both of Denmark; he is also survived by his former wife, Patsy Willena Ley, Port Hawkesbury.
Besides his biological father, Daniel Thomsen, he was predeceased by his stepdad who he was raised by, Hans Jakup Mortensen.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation per request. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Marks United Church in Port Hawkesbury on September 17, 2022, at 11 am, officiated by Minister Barb Blois-MacNaughton DLM-R. Burial to take place in Southbrook Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury, at a later date. A reception will be held in St. Marks United Church Hall following the service, Port Hawkesbury.
The family requests that an Act of Kindness be given to someone in Sunvar’s memory.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd., Arichat.
Tributes, words of comfort, and memories of Sunvar may be shared with the family at www.chboudreau.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sunvar
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Death notice for the town of: Arichat, Province: Nova Scotia