Edwin Rochfort Waldemar Thors was born in 1923 in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta and was the youngest child of John and Helena Thors of Finland and Sweden. Ed passed on March 3, 2011 in Castlegar, British Columbia. Survived by daughters Margy Boutin (Patrick), Marjy Thors (Tom) and Kim Morris (Lach) and grandsons Dylan Morris and Bjorn Morris as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by wife Betty Thors and later partner in life Barb Thorp, sisters Ellen Sether, Violet Hett, Florence Brown and Lillian Rhind and brothers Leopold (Len) Thors and Anar (Carl) Thors.
At the age of 20 Ed joined the Armed Forces as part of the Royal Canadian Dragoons and served from January 1943 to July 1946. A dedicated husband and loving father, Ed loved hockey, boating, fishing, ATV’ing, wildlife photography and woodworking but most of all Ed was an avid skier and a passionate gardener.
To celebrate Ed’s life an open house will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Robson Hall from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to SPCA.