Date of Birth: October 25, 1942

Date of Death: August 20, 2015

Torgerson, Alan copyTORGERSON – Alan Torgerson was born Oct. 25, 1942 to Irene (nee Howe) and Eric Torgerson. He spent his first few years in Springside and then the family moved to the farm. His sister Lois was born seven years later. His father was a mechanic and taught him about fixing vehicles — it was a skill he used throughout his life.
The family moved to Yorkton in 1962 where Alan attended high school. In 1964 he began his 34 year career working for SaskTel — he loved his job and said he was fortunate to have such a great one.
He met Hazel Robertson of Yorkton, and in July 1965 they were married. They settled in Melville where their children, Shelley and Blair were born. Their neighbours and colleagues became steadfast friends — they spent many an evening playing cards and socializing. The family enjoyed camping in their tent trailer every summer and had several adventures and made many special memories traveling throughout Canada and the the U.S.
Blair started hunting with Alan at an early age — they chased geese for many years and continued to hunt together until last fall. He loved to fish,
and for more than 40 years there were many trips to Jan Lake with family and close friends. Alan loved to curl and had so many entertaining stories of games at bonspiels and the great people he met curling.
In 1974, Alan began his Scouting career when Blair became a Cub; Alan then became involved with the Wilderness Rendezvous Camp at Cypress Hills and was actively involved at all levels of WR for 35 years. The Scouting community at WR became a special family to him and Hazel.
After the children were grown, Alan began to golf regularly and tried many different golf courses in the area.
Alan was fascinated by vehicles of all kinds — he was avid reading about them, talking about them and looking at them. Most of his stories were referenced by remembering which vehicle was owned or involved at the time.
Alan was thrilled to become a grandfather to five grandchildren. He loved playing with them when they were small and was interested in all they did. He laughed often at the stories of their antics, and was involved in several of them. The grandchildren relished his teasing and dessert stealing.
Alan enjoyed people — he could strike up an entertaining conversation with anyone, and he loved visiting and reminiscing.
He passed away peacefully in Regina on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 with his family at his side. They will miss his frequent laugh, his twinkling eyes and comforting presence.
Alan was predeceased by his parents, Eric and Irene; his sister, Lois; and his in-laws, Harry and Nellie Robertson.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 50 years, Hazel; his daughter, Shelley (David) Kehrig of Calgary; son, Blair (Tracey) of Saskatoon; and grandchildren, Erin, Marina and Trent Kehrig, and Ryan and Craig Torgerson; as well as many other special relatives and dear friends.
Arrangements were by Bailey’s Funeral Home.

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