WILFRED PHIL THORSEN

Thorsen, Wilfred Phil

December 20, 1927-January 19, 2016

Wilf, as he was known to his friends and loved ones, passed away in Nanaimo with his wife Lil at his side.

Born in Vancouver, Wilf moved to England just prior to WWII and later returned to Canada where he spent most of his working life at BC Hydro in Vancouver and Nanaimo. Wilf shared his passion for sports, especially golf, with his long-time companion and wife, the love of his life, Lily. When he could no longer play golf (refusing to use a golf cart), he took up swimming, cycling and tai chi.  Although Wilf faced many health challenges over the past years, he always managed to keep a positive outlook and was ever ready with a smile. Wilf was a beloved husband to Lily, a loving father to his children Janis, Kathleen, Michael, Lisa, and he had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren Kieran, Mirek, Alexander, Aleksandra, Cory, Tristan, Stuart, Liam and great grandchild Ivy.  He is also survived by his sisters Trudy and Thora and many nieces and nephews.  The family thanks all VIHA medical practitioners and staff for their care and compassion.

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