Soren Sorensen

Soren Sorensen

Soren Sorensen, of Hanover, passed away at (South Bruce Grey Health Services, Chesley) on Janaury 15, 2024, in his 96th year.

Born in Denmark on February 13, 1927, to the late Jens Kristian Sorensen and Nielsine Kristine (nee Nielsen) Sorensen.  Soren emigrated to Canada in 1950, where he settled in Calgary, Alberta before moving to Toronto in 1958 where he met the love of his life, Ilse Reusch, who had also emigrated to Canada from Germany. They married in 1960 and together they raised 4 children. They moved from Toronto to Swinton Park in 1971, where they owned a country property and farmed for many years. They eventually retired to Hanover. 

Survived by children Birgit (Don) Bradford of Chesley, Linda Sorensen (Joe Viveiros) of Toronto and Sandra (Jim) Svensson of Parry Sound. Loved Opa of Matthew (Awei), Joshua (Vika), Karissa (Ryan), Daniel (Melissa), Bethany (Jared), Joel (Taylor), Alex (Jess), Nick, Kassie (Jacob), Paul (Joy), Cory (Kej), Greg (Vanessa) and Lacy (Matt) and great grandchildren Charlie, Joseph, Russell, Audrey, Isla, Cole, Thomas, Bella, Jorja, Connor, Cameron, Nicole, Chloe, Kyra, William, Lukas, Hannah, Felix, Zoe, Dexter, Mara, Elijah, Faith and Abigail and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends in both Canada and Denmark.  Predeceased by his beloved wife, Ilse and his son Harry, as well as his parents and siblings Ellen, Eric, Anton, and Paol.

Cremation has taken place, and a private Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the summer months. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. 

Public Condolences

Bruce and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Soren and also Ilse a little earlier. They were our neighbours the entire time they lived in Swinton Park. Always admired Soren's work ethics- leaving every morning to drive to Toronto at 5:00am for work and coming home at night close to 7:00pm only to see him about twenty minutes later outside doing something around the farm. Rest in peace Soren- you have certainly earned your rest.

- Ellie Van Vliet
February 11, 2024

Dear Family, my Sincere Sympathy with the loss of your dear dad.
I am glad I just recently allowed the Mighton Funral Home to send me the notices.
I do remember hearing how hard he worked at work to come home and do the farmwork . His days were well filled for all the years your family lived in Swinton Park. May God be your strenght in this difficult time.
Sincerely Elly Pennings from Boothville

- Elly M Pennings
January 18, 2024

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