Irene Lillian Sorgaard

01/04/1927 - 17/11/2022


Obituary For Irene Lillian Sorgaard

Irene Lillian Sorgaard resident of Grande Prairie, formerly of LaGlace, Alberta passed away November 17, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Irene was born on April 1st, 1927, to Ingrid and Gustav Lagregren in Edmonton, Alberta. Her younger brother Donnie was born 4 years later. Irene attended school in Edmonton and her first job was working for Pacific Airlines. She then worked as a stenographer for Prairie Farm Assistance for 21 years.

During this time, she also became a lifelong member of Sons of Norway. While attending the 75th Bardu school reunion with her Mom, she met her future husband. Both their Mothers attended school there together. They were married in October of 1969 and had recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Their first winter was spent out at Bear Lake Logging Camp. They continued farming in the summer and working out in the winters. Irene spent a few years at the LaGlace School as a secretary while Lavern worked as a carpenter. When Lavern became a county councillor, she enjoyed being his secretary and travelling with him.

She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church. It’s impossible to know how much money was raised from her donations of the many handmade mittens, toques, socks, sweaters, afghans, etc. She was always knitting or doing something with her hands. All the family benefitted from gifts every birthday or Christmas.

She leaves to mourn, her husband Lavern, her brother’s daughters Deannie (Dave) and Wendy, brother-in-law Chester, Lavern’s nieces and nephews, Laurel (Doug), Randy (Laura), Shelley, Lynn (Ron), Edward (Leona), Trina (Jeff), great nieces and nephews, extended family and friends especially the Rosvold kids.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Donnie and niece Linda.

A viewing for Irene will be held on Sunday, November 27th, 2022 at Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 99 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta) from 7-8pm.

Funeral Services will be Monday, November 28th, 2022 at Calvary Lutheran Church (101 Avenue LaGlace, Alberta) in LaGlace at 2:00pm.

Donations may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church PO Box 204 LaGlace, Alberta T0H 2J0.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742


27 Nov


07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
28 Nov

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Calvary Lutheran Church LaGlace, AB Get Directions »
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  • 05/02/2023

    My sister Terry and I were so sorry to hear of "Auntie" Irene's passing. She was a good friend of our Mom Evelyn and a big part of our childhood. Christmas Eve's celebrated at her home with all her lovely Norwegian decorations are a fond memory. A little bunny she knit for me as a newborn baby was passed onto my granddaughter with love. Rest easy.

  • 30/11/2022

    Auntie was so thoughtful and never forgot a birthday. I have many treasured handmade gifts that are proudly displayed. I will miss her stories of growing up with my Dad and how he tormented her! Auntie loved her life with Uncle and being able to do what they chose to when farming allowed. She left an impression on everyone she met and will never be forgotten. She is now with her mom and my Dad. Rest in Peace Auntie. XO.

  • 25/11/2022

    Sincere condolences to Irene's family. I had the privilege of working with Irene at La Glacé school when I taught there. She was a kind and talented lady. Sincerely Ann Nordhagen

  • 23/11/2022

    Condolences to Lavern and families!! Irene was a very fine, talented Lady! She leaves many fond memories ! Sincerely, Miles and Doreen Kuryvial

  • 22/11/2022

    Sincere sympathies from Sons of Norway, Solglyt Lodge 4-143, Edmonton, AB. We are sure she will be greatly missed in the Scandinavian community.

  • 22/11/2022

    Thank you for all the amazing handmade gifts you made me throughout the years. I always looked escpecially forward to the Barbie clothes. Rest now auntie. Xox

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