RIP, Mr Lee Jensen

It is with immense sadness that we here at Slow Boat have to share the heartbreaking news of the peaceful passing of our dear Lee Jensen, after a brief illness.

Wellington artist, designer and music aficionado Lee Jensen died on Tuesday after a brief illness. He is pictured with his work Lys Lux (Lys 9) from the exhibition White Rose/White Lily in 2016 (file photo).

A ‘part of the furniture’, and Sunday stalwart, Lee will be familiar to many of our regular customers for his loud shirts, gentle manner and love of, in particular, 80s synth pop, as well as for hosting shows on Radio Active and lecturing in design at Massey University.

Keen on shoes, travel, cycling and perfume, and responsible for our vouchers and much of our signage, it feels like his presence is still all around us, and while it is hard to believe he is gone, it is a comfort to know he is at peace after his recent health concerns.

Rest in peace, Mr Lee – we are grateful for the time you shared with us, you are loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew you. May love and light guide you on your way.

*A service to remember Lee will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home, 2 pm Wednesday 29 Dec.
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