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SORENSEN, Thomas Voss

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 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals’ Camp Horizon, one of Thomas’ favourite places. – See more at:

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.

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  1. Susan, Kent and Bella Anderson :

    Hi Mrs, Sorensen, it’s Bella from Canyon Meadows. I am so sorry for the loss of Thomas, I have such great memories of him. Thomas was a great young man who strived to always do his best. He was a special boy and touched everyone he knew. I am very sorry for you.

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  2. Kathy, Glenn and Jamie,
    I hope this message brings some comfort to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our whole family shares in your mourning and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have been reading a lot about Thomas on line since his passing and it is very obvious that he accomplished and contributed more in his brief time with us than many of us contribute throughout our lives. The ripple effects of the lives he touched will continue to radiate out for many years to come in ways none of us can imagine. Adding to his many accomplishments is the fact that he demonstrated to all of us that adversity, in the hands of an inspiring young man like Thomas, is an opportunity to lead the way for others.
    Our sincerest condolences,
    Sandra and Mark

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  3. Debbie Hourd Gramlich :

    Through the video Grace shared I was able to celebrate your sons life with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Thomas is a shining star for many and for many more yet to come…. Just looking at Thomas’s smile and pure heart I know that he left his mark on this world. Your family is in my thoughts and heart always.

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