Taken in 2007.12
Svein Jarl Kildahl
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 13, 1941
  • Date of passing: Jun 5, 2015
Let the memory of Svein Jarl be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Svein Jarl Kildahl, 73, born on November 13, 1941 and passed away on June 5, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Here is a poem written by Svein on December 11th, 2007 when he departed to Norway from Korea. 


 By Svein J. Kildahl

So is my time in Korea 

Another year with opportunities and success 

 is close to be opened for you and your family 

So I hope, and so is my date for retirement 

Your culture and mind is about people 

So I have learned and experienced by you 

Your warm-hearted friendship is unique 

So I take with me as a value for happiness 

Your way of communication makes people comfortable 

So I will remember, and never forget 

So I will teach and learn my next generation 

Your value creation and teamwork are example for others 

So I have seen in my time in Korea




Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Hyun Joo Lee on 1st July 2015

"The good memories about your leadership will be placed in a special place, our heart forever.
May you find comfort in the peaceful place."

This tribute was added by Gyu Chul Jo on 19th June 2015

"Mr. Svein Jarl Kildahl

I don’t even know how to express my sadness and would like to believe that you are still alive.
Sincerely, it was a great honour to me working with you and I am grateful for your love to us without distinction of age or sex or position.
I will pray for your rebirth in paradise and I will believe that you will be with us forever."

This tribute was added by Sung Ho Shin on 19th June 2015

"Svein, you were the one who had showed how a LDNV leader should care our own people and clients sincerely. May your soul rest in peace, travelling freely between your homeland and 2nd home, Pusan."

This tribute was added by jang woo Kang on 18th June 2015

"Dear Svein,

It is with great sadness that you has passed away so early

May the grace of God be with you"

This tribute was added by SK Kim on 18th June 2015

"This tribute was added by SK Kim on 14th June 2015

"Dear Svein,

My wife and myself were really shocked to hear you far away from us.
I think all Korean know you as well as local employees in DNV Korea shall be very much regrettable and miss your pass away.
Since we met 1985 in DNV Korea, you had spent almost half of your life in Korea and your contribution in Korea had been enormous as DNV manager, Norwegian console, our colleague, and friend.
As you were so much humanitarian, all Korean loved you as a friend and improved very much internal and external relation-building with clients, which influenced quite lot to DNV profiling and marketing as well.  
Furthermore due to your passion on training we successfully founded DNV Academy in Korea 2001, in China 2003, in Vietnam 2004, and in India 2005, which DNV Academy has been well known worldwide as practical training center for ship and offshore building.
Whenever we communicated by phone even in your sick, you worried about DNV Korea and DNV Academy. However, as we made very solid foundation of DNV Korea and DNV Academy, you may not need to worry about any more.

I have never complained to DNV and Norwegian, but now I am complaining to you why so hurry up to leave from us.
However, as we will see again in the 2nd world, please do not care about my complaint and well relax with the god until we meet again.

With my wife I shall pray to the God for you !        

2015. 6. 12
From S.K.Kim in Korea""

This tribute was added by kyung.su Guahk on 18th June 2015

"when i was in Vietnam, 2007- remember that i have sent a mail to you in December when retired,  i am still remember that i have written the below words to you: all DNV Korea members are very hard to give farewell to a special one like you,who exist in their heart even myself and stays as a part of our lives.
I think that your time with DNV Korea has also been fantastic, rich with different experiences! The multicultural nature and different tasks of the job has made it in a very professional way of harmonizing among colleagues and units.
Having been in different countries and cultures I am being learned about some of the differences among people but also - and more importantly - that human beings are basically alike with needs, dreams and ambitions regardless of where they come from.

Most of us can still remember that you made a great contribution both technically and with your friendly attitude while you were working at DNV Korea,
"May your soul rest in peace""

This tribute was added by In Kyoon Ahn on 17th June 2015

"Dear Mr. Svein Kildahl,
Even though we've not worked and spent much time together, you'll be  always on my mind as a Norwegian who really has loved Korea.
Rest in peace and May God console your family in grief."

This tribute was added by Relu Afloarei on 17th June 2015


This tribute was added by Animesh Chandra on 17th June 2015

"You may not be physically present. However the legacy you left behind will always be here to guide all of us who have known you. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Myeongsub Shin on 17th June 2015

""Svein, you were my family like a father or big brother and sometimes like a friend. Thanks for our time together in Korea. It had been an honor and privilege working with you. I will remember all great time and memories of you. God bless you and rest in peace. I will miss you.""

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