Aud and Magne Haukeland were both born in Norway and grew up through the war years. They met through a mutual friend, but shortly after in 1949, Magne followed his parents to New Westminster, B.C.
They continued to correspond by mail, and eventually Magne proposed marriage. In 1952, Aud said goodbye to her family and came to Canada. They were married two weeks later. As soon as they could, Aud and Magne became Canadian citizens. They took pride in their heritage, but were equally devoted to their new country.
Magne worked at many jobs including commercial fishing and carpentry, but eventually settled into a long career as a residential realtor. Aud worked in various aspects of retail. Over their forty nine years together, they worked hard, raised their son and daughter, and enjoyed their four grandchildren. They built three homes in Surrey and Delta. They loved the outdoors and travelling as well as spending time with family and their many close friends.
Aud and Magne were very involved in the Norwegian community and the Sons of Norway Viking Lodge. Magne served on the board of directors, and for a time was the chairman of the Normanna Rest Home Society. They strongly believed in helping those less fortunate and were always willing to give generously of their time and resources for the elderly and to those in need.
In keeping with their Christian values, the Haukelands directed that a portion of their estate be given to charity. The Haukeland Family Legacy Fund ensures that their commitment to helping others will go on through the generations.