William Thomas (Bill) Jorgensen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Central Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna, BC on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the age of 74 years.
A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Sunday morning, August 5th, at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. A reception followed in the Mountainside room allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories.
Born in Vernon, BC on February 13, 1938, he moved to Salmon Arm with his parents and siblings in 1946. After graduation, Bill headed to University, graduating with a Chartered Accountant degree, working in Vancouver until returning to Salmon Arm in 1974 to continue his accounting profession. He quickly gained the respect of the community, partners, and his many clients, who all became personal friends. He is well remembered for his love of numbers, Chess, and the game of bridge, attending many championship competitions in various locations of North America.
Predeceased by his first wife, Sandra (Sandy) Jorgensen in 2004, his parents, William in 1975, mother Frances in 1999, and younger brother, Mickey in 1990. Bill leaves his loving family, wife, Jean of Kelowna; three sons, Andrew William (Sandi) of Kamloops, Thomas Robert (Tanya de Dood) of Salmon Arm, David Alan (Tracy Maynard) of Edmonton; 4 grandchildren, Amanda, Kathleen, Luc and Coty; brothers, Gary of Kelowna and Art of Richmond.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Salmon Arm Food Bank Society, as Bill and Sandy were the founding force in its creation.
On line condolences may be sent to Bill’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.