January 23, 1996 – Kelowna, BC
September 1, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with the greatest sadness we announce the passing of our youngest son, Thomas Voss Sorensen.
Thomas was born on January 23, 1996. He is survived by his mother and father, Kathy and Glenn Sorensen, and his brother Jamie. Thomas will be missed by his loving grandparents, Hans and Alice Sorensen, his aunts and uncles, Susanne and Bill Berry, Grace and Boyse Harris, Jane and Mike Alcorn, Marj McNeil, Sue and Bruce MacIntosh, Elizabeth and Larry Ramscar, and his many close cousins across North America and Denmark. Thomas was an incredibly intelligent and witty person, inspiring many throughout his life. Born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, he was bound to a wheelchair from an early age. His handicap however, only helped to fuel Thomas’ determination, never letting anything stand in his way. His life was selflessly devoted to helping others and spreading awareness for disabilities. Much of his time was dedicated to fundraising for various charities and organizations. He was selected as the youth ambassador for Easter Seals in 2008, volunteered extensively with Muscular Dystrophy, Between Friends of Calgary and Children’s Wish Foundation, never declining an invitation to help a cause. Even in his personal endeavours, Thomas’ focus was always on the greater good. After graduating from Dr. E.P. Scarlett, Thomas achieved his dream of attending Carleton University in Ottawa with hopes of one day studying viral vectors to cure various diseases. In 2013, Thomas was the only Albertan to receive the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, and in his first year of university made the Dean’s List. Thomas had a passion for playing power wheelchair hockey, winning nationals on the Calgary Select Team in 2013. Thomas played a key role in establishing a Power Soccer League here in Calgary.
Funeral Services will be held at Sharon Lutheran Church (210 – 10th Avenue N.E.) on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals’ Camp Horizon, one of Thomas’ favourite places. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-sorensen&pid=172343536#sthash.3SZq3w9y.dpuf
In living memory of Thomas Sorensen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences