Albert Leonard Torgerson 1937 — 2021

Albert Leonard Torgerson

Albert was born to Alfred and Sophie Torgerson November 3, 1937 in Chelan Saskatchewan. He was the eldest to three siblings, Melvin, Margaret and Sadie. At 17 Albert left the farm and migrated west eventually to Victoria where he became a Sawyer with the IWA and met his wife Laura at a local dance. Albert and Laura had two sons, Brian and Barry. Albert then moved the family in 1971 to Kamloops to work as a Sawyer for the Savona sawmill.

Albert took an early retirement at 55 when the sawmill shut down.  Along the way, Albert and Laura enjoyed numerous camping trips, cruises and driving the Oregon Coast to California to visit relatives. Albert was pre-deceased by Laura in 1999, brother Melvin in 2011 and son Brian in 2017. He is survived by his son Barry and Daughter-in-Law Sonia, two sisters Margaret (Carl), Sadie (Charlie), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by the best neighbors of 50 years (Kay and Mel Stanley), of whom, were always considered family. Albert had many friends through social clubs and I can say that dancing was his thing that made him the happiest so I thank you all for that final dance of his. I also thank Dr. Hiebert and all the nurses of the RIH 6th floor for the impeccable treatment and compassion shown to my father.

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3 Tributes

  1. Derek Duerden
    Posted March 4, 2021 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    My condolences to the family from Bert’s back fence neighbor of forty nine years.

  2. Ross Kerr
    Posted March 5, 2021 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    My deepest condolences to your family Albert was a good friend for many years

  3. Ken Veillette
    Posted March 11, 2021 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Albert was a dedicated employee and as his supervisor he made my job a little easier. May he Rest In Peace and my sincere condolences to the family . Ken Veillette

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