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TORGERSON, Arnold Arthur

February 25, 1918 – May 7, 2013

Arnold, beloved husband of the late Eileen Marion Torgerson (nee Gibson), formerly of Keeler and Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2013 at the age of 95 years at the Colonel Belcher Care Facility in Calgary, AB.

Dad was born in Eskbank and later farmed for many years in the Keeler district. He was a Councilman and Reeve of the municipality. Many will remember him best for his years of playing the fiddle with the “Mortlach Fiddlers”. Dad will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Left to mourn his passing are his children, Tracy Torgerson, Dianne (Jack) Averill, Jill Torgerson and daughter-in-law Susan Torgerson; grandchildren Kurtis (Tania) Averill, Sean (Rebbeca) Torgerson, Jay (Lizanne) Averill and Monica Torgerson; and his 5 great- granddaughters Kiana, Samantha, Sophie, Brooke and Vanessa.

He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years Eileen Torgerson (nee Gibson), and his parents Arthur and Violette Torgerson; brother Elmer Torgerson.

A celebration of Arnold’s life will be held at a later date in Moose Jaw. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Arnold Torgerson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB. Telephone: 1 (800) 661-1599.

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  1. Debbie Lightle :

    So sorry for your loss. He was a very great man but now at peace,

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  2. Hilda Davies on behalf of ANDY'S COMBO :

    Our sincere sympathy to Arnold’s family on the passing of your Dad, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. We enjoyed Arnold’s company, and talents, while he played with us in Andy’s Combo, and the Bentley Jam Band. May he rest in peace.
    ANDY’S COMBO: Tom Durrant, Marian Tarnes, Ralph Wadham, Hilda Davies.

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  3. Gordon Kerfoot :

    Dear Tracy, Dianne, Jill and families,
    I am truly saddened by your Dad’s passing. I will always remember both he and your mother as being such great friends of my parents throughout their years on Aster Crescent in Moose Jaw. The four of them shared many enjoyable times as neighbours; the simple things of visiting back and forth for coffee, going for long drives, golfing at Mortlach and discussing all things related to farming. They really did enjoy one another’s company. I know you have many lasting memories of your parents. Enjoy and treasure each one!
    Gordon Kerfoot

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  4. Deanna (Swanson) Linnen :

    Tracy, Diane and Jill and families:

    So sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing, especially in such a short period of time after Eileen. Last time I saw your Dad at Joyce Knight’s funeral, he looked so well that I never dreamed he would be gone so quickly. I guess you just never know.

    It is so saddening to see the older generation from home passing away. Am starting to feel like an orphan as I have such fond feelings toward these people. As my husband said after his mother passed, “we are now ‘the folks’,

    Your mom and dad were wonderful people, and will be missed terribly by all who knew them. Was so sorry to miss your Mom’s funeral and hope I can make it to your Dad’s.

    Take care.


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