Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 • Obituary
Sorensen, Albert: December 18, 1936 - April 28, 2018

Albert Sorensen passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Grande Prairie, at the age of 81 years.

Albert was born in Sexsmith at Johanna’s Nursing home on December 18, 1936 to Tom and Ruth Sorensen. He was the second in a family of three children. At the age of 15, Albert took over running the family farm. In June of 1968, Albert and Gerty married and together they farmed and raised five children. The last few years they enjoyed semi-retirement on the farm.

Albert was a very kind and caring person. He always had time to help others. Every guest that stopped by the farm was offered a cup of coffee and lunch. He enjoyed nature, hunting, time with family and loved his grandkids dearly. Albert always had time for his grandkids, whether it was taking them for a quad ride, playing in the dirt or sharing his passion for the farm way of life.

Albert farmed all his life and saw many changes in the way farming was done over the years. More recently, Albert slowed down on the farm but still remained active in leisure tasks like feeding the chickens and gathering the eggs. Albert thoroughly enjoyed his quad rides to the top of Struhan’s Creek where he could look up and down the Smoky River and reminisce about his past hunting trips. Albert also enjoyed wiener roasts around the family fire pit and never missed an opportunity to start a fire! Rocks of all shapes, sizes, colours and designs were a passion of Albert’s as he faithfully hauled them from every corner of the farm to add to his collection.

Albert will be sadly missed by his wife Gerty of 49 years; five children: Allan Sorensen, David (Julie) Sorensen, Sheldon (Trina) Sorensen, Murray (Nicole) Sorensen, and Raelyn (Ray) Peterson; 10 grandchildren: Shay Sorensen, Lane, Tom and Katie Sorensen, Brookelyn and Damon Sorensen, Bradley and Adam Sorensen, Jenna and Kara Peterson; sister Mary Hayes; and many extended family and friends.

Albert was predeceased by his father Thomas, mother Ruth and brother Fred.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 2:00 pm, at Bezanson Memorial Hall, in Bezanson, AB (6466 100 St).

Block 123, Lot 5

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