About Us

Company History

1955 - Roy Jensen as a child

1966 - Roy Jensen, 18 yrs old

1974 - Roy Jensen, 26 yrs old

1990 - Outside the plant

Situated in Westholme, British Columbia, Island Eggs is a two-hour drive north of Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island. Island Eggs was founded by the Jensen family more than 60 years ago.

The family egg tradition started with Karl and Asta Jensen. They immigrated to Canada from Denmark in 1950. In 1951, they purchased an egg farm with a few hundred birds. From this, they founded Island Eggs to bring their egg products to consumers.

In the 1970s, Roy Jensen, the son of Karl and Asta, would inherit the business. Roy had delivered eggs locally on his bicycle as a child and was excited to carry on the family egg tradition.

In the 1980s, Roy met and married Celia Hayward, a local Island gal who grew up on the same road as Island Eggs and was employed at the farm.

In 1994, Cheryl, the daughter of Roy and Celia Jensen, would begin working in the family business – marking the third generation. As a child, Cheryl always showed a keen interest in the egg business. Today, Cheryl carries on the family egg tradition working full time for Island Eggs as Director of Operations.

In 2007, the Jensen family sold the Island Eggs grading business to Burnbrae Farms Ltd.. The Jensens still remain actively involved in the business, including with key management roles. While Island Eggs is now owned by Burnbrae Farms Ltd., it continues to operate independently, managed by the family members and other local employees. Together they are proud to deliver locally sourced, high-quality egg products.

Island Eggs remains at its same location on Vancouver Island. Roy and Celia Jensen are enjoying their retirement on the home farm and continue to be involved in the egg industry.

Burnbrae Farms Ltd. is privately owned and operated by the Hudson family – a family with more than 100 years of farming experience. Burnbrae Farms is a thriving contributor to the Canadian agribusiness landscape selling eggs and egg products to many of the major grocery chains, food service operations and large bakery customers throughout Canada and the U.S.A.

Click here to learn more about Burnbrae Farms Ltd.