Jul 13, 1930 – Mar 25, 2018
Edwin Waldemar Sorge Sr. was born on July 13, 1930 in Forestburg, Alberta and passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Kamloops, BC. Ed was predeceased by his parents Augusta and Herman Sorge and his grandson Eddie Wishloff.
Ed, who was dearly loved by his family, will be greatly missed by his wife of 67 years Molly, his children Margaret, Linda, Ed Jr., Anita and Tony, fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, his older sister Linda and his younger brother Walter.
Ed lived a long, full life with his wife Molly whom he loved and treasured dearly. Their five children were born in Prince Rupert, BC where Ed worked in the pulp and paper industry. In 1960, Ed was transferred to Castlegar, BC where he and Molly raised their family.
The family had many vacations through the years and once the children left home Ed worked overseas in Iran, Turkey and Nigeria, where he and Molly enjoyed diverse cultures and experiences and made many wonderful friendships and memories.
After retirement, Ed and Molly enjoyed living in beautiful Northern British Columbia in Granisle, where Ed served as a town Councillor for 2 years and Mayor for 4 years. Ed and Molly also traveled extensively throughout Europe, Canada and the USA, as well as to Mexico, Hawaii and the Panama Canal.
A Celebration of Ed’s Life was held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Kamloops First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia St., Kamloops. Refreshments will follow.
The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Inland Hospital and Ponderosa Lodge for the excellent care they provided to Ed and the support they provided to the family through the final stages of Ed’s life.