December 11, 1936 – March 8, 2021
Ora Thommasen, of Cobble Hill, passed away peacefully, on March 8, 2021 after a short illness. Ora was born on December 11, 1936 in Willingdon, Alberta to Victor and Elsie Goresky.
Her father was a physician, and in 1937 he chose to move his medical practice to Castlegar, B.C., where Ora was raised. Ora was hearing impaired, and she married Bill Thommasen in 1955, who was also hearing impaired. They raised their family in Youbou and then moved to Cobble Hill, where Bill died in 2017. Further details regarding the life of Ora and Bill are available online at www.firstmemorialduncan.com
Ora had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Ora and Bill had three children, all with normal hearing skills: Stephen (1956-2006), Harvey (1957), and Anne (Coulombe)(1960). There remain four grandchildren; Cora Coulombe, Christopher Coulombe, Keri den Otter and Amy Thommasen. There are seven great-grandchildren: Halle, Toby, Baylee, Samantha, Jackson, Josiah, and Naomi.
The family has chosen to forgo a memorial service at this time, and ashes will be interred at a later date.
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