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John Laurdis Sorenson

September 4, 1932 - December 10, 2019


It is with great sadness the family of John Sorenson announces his passing on December 10, 2019. John was born in Rossland BC. on September 4, 1932 to Viggo and Magda Sorenson. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Carol Gergely.

John worked for Kay Motors in Trail, BC. for 16 years. He moved to Elkford where he worked as a heavy-duty mechanic for Fording Coal. He was a volunteer firefighter for 10 years. He enjoyed curling, golfing and cards with ‘The Gang’. He always had a smile for everyone and loved to dance.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years Arlene, sons; Dwayne (Wendy), Darren (Renee), daughters Darcel (Mel), Denise (Bob), five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

As per John’s request, there will be no service.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ron & Nancy Foye
Relation: friend

so sorry for your loss,he will be missed

From: Don, Terry & Trysta Vandale
Relation: family friends fro Elkford

We are sad to hear of the passing of Mr. S. I have some great memories of his never ending smile and laugh, of course his amazing dancing!! I had of few with him back in the day at curling events. Rest in peace John and thoughts and prayers to the whole famly. He will be missed.

From: Barb & Murray Haight

Murray and I are sending our condolences to the Sorenson family.

From: Barb & Murray Haight

Murray and I are sending our condolences to the Sorenson family.

From: Tammy Ogilvie

Sending you all my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Thinking of you Dwayne, Wendy and Denise. xo

From: Bev Morrow
Relation: Friend

You have my deepest sympathy for your loss John was a great person!!! I know he will be greatly missed!

From: Pauline and Jack Jablonsky
Relation: Friend

Arlene and family – You couldn’t ask for a better person than John. He was fun, thoughtful, generous, kind and the best human being. We will forever treasure our memories of backyard gatherings in Elkford, going camping, and those fun dances. Our sincere condolences to you and all the family. RIP, John.

From: Catherine Brooks
Relation: We worked together at Fording River

So sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

From: Henry & Diane McLachlan
Relation: Friend

Arlene and family. So sorry to hear about John (Speed). I knew him at Kay Motors and also at Fording. He was a good man and I’m sure he will be missed. God Bless All.

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