Peter Birger Persen - President of the Welsh Norwegian Society

It is with great regret that the Welsh Norwegian Society have news of the passing of our President Peter Persen on the 21st June 2017 at University of Hospital Wales. Our sympathies and condolences are passed to his family and friends.

Peter Birger Persen born 1929 was the son of a Norwegian Sea Captain.  Peter was born and raised in Cardiff, but nevertheless always felt his Norwegian heritage strongly.  He often sailed on his father's ship as a boy and used to frequently say that he knew the Kiel Canal as well as he knew Roath Park Lake.

He became President of The Welsh Norwegian Society and gave much of his time to this job.  Peter was much appreciated and will be sadly missed.

Peter married his wife Betty at the previous Norwegian Seamen'sChurch before the present Church was built.  He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter plus 3 grandchildren who are the 5th generation of the family.

The funeral takes place on Wed. 12th July at the Briwnant Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium  at 12.45 p.m. followed by internment at the cemetery at 01.30 p.m.

The family request that those who may wish to offer flowers instead if they choose to do so offer an independent donation to Parkinson's UK or via a retiring collection at the chapel.