Torgrim (Ted) Norman Rorem
08/24/1931 - 01/14/2020
Obituary for Torgrim (Ted) Norman Rorem
August 24, 1931 – January 14, 2020
Torgrim Norman (Ted) Rorem, aged 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Grande Prairie. Ted was born August 24, 1931, to Lyman and Ragnhild (Solheim) Rorem at Johanna Haakstad’s Maternity Home in Sexsmith, Alberta.
After leaving school Ted worked a few jobs before settling in to become a fixture at Windsor Ford where he worked for 47 years. Retirement at the age of 65 allowed him the opportunity to putter around his yard, spend time with friends and family, and regale anyone who would listen with stories of the community and the people of Valhalla Centre. He was proud of both his Norwegian heritage and being from Valhalla Centre. He was a Charter (and 50-year) member of the Sons of Norway and a member of the Oldtimers Association.
Ted is survived by Christine, his wife of 59 years; daughters, Janet Mooney and Marg (Greg) Drysdale; son, Lyman (Stacy) Rorem; grandchildren, Christopher, Megan (Ahmed), Kelsey, Mackenzie, Devyn, Annika, Isabelle; and great-granddaughter, Kensey. He is also survived by his brother, Marvin (Muriel) Rorem; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, Lyman and Ragnhild Rorem, brother-in-law, Allan MacEachern, sisters-in-law, Anne-Marie MacEachern, and Margie MacEachern, son-in-law Doug Mooney, nephew Ian MacEachern, niece Andrea MacEachern and great-nephew, Kody Rorem.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Lakeview Seniors Home for their kindness, Dr. Pope for his friendship and medical care and the many nurses for the compassion they showed Ted and the family while in their care.
The funeral for Ted will take place at 1 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grande Prairie (10407 100 Street). Interment to follow at the Valhalla Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to the Valhalla Heritage Society, Box 52 Valhalla Centre, T0H 3M0
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com
10407 100 Street
Grande Prairie, AB
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