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TORGERSON, Wren Bidney

Wren Torgerson died peacefully, with his family at his side, on February 6, 2022. Wren leaves behind his loving wife of 66 years, Brenda; 3 sons Kim (Naydene), Cam (Marilyn), Mark (Wanda); 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his 12 brothers and sisters; daughter Colleen; and great-granddaughter Freya. Wren was born in Saltcoats, SK in 1933 and moved to Glenboro, MB when he was 13.

Wren worked for MTS for 17 years. In 1971, he moved his family to Vernon, BC to work for Okanagan Tel. Then he moved to Penticton, BC in 1973 to become a Construction Manager for Okanagan Tel, and he worked for B.C. Tel until he retired in 1992. One of his proudest accomplishments was working on the TransCanada light guide system.

Anyone that ever met him will remember his great sense of humour, kindness, and generosity.

Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Kelowna General Hospital for making his last days comfortable.

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  • Howard Sali says:

    To; the Torgerson Families; I so sorry to hear of Wren’s passing, I always thought of Wren as a perfect gentleman, drank
    many coffees with Wren & the whole crew @ Mc Donald’s., may you RIP Wren. from Howard Sali.

  • Jim and Debby Hislop says:

    So very sorry to hear of Wren’s passing. He was a fine man. Our sincerest condolences to Brenda and family. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time….

  • Wally and Mary Anne day says:

    Brenda and family we were very sad to hear that Wren passed away. He made the toughest telephone jobs easy because of his jovial attitude.
    We remember many good times with you and your family in Penticton in the late 60s.
    We will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Wally and Mary anne

  • S Timmer says:

    Love you always, papa.

  • Gary + Sandra Atkinson says:

    To Brenda and the Torgerson Family. Our thoughts are with all of you. Wren had a larger than life character that left an impression on everyone he met. He has left us all with many memories to share and cherish. A life well lived..

  • Sharon says:

    I will definitely miss this guy! Always made me smile when he would stop by to sit with my Dad. The neighborhood just won’t be the same without him. Lots of love to your family.

  • Dorssers Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda during this difficult time.
    The Dorssers family

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