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Roger Torhjelm

October 9, 1955 - September 22, 2013


Roger Torhjelm went to be with the Lord suddenly on September 22,
2013 at age 57. He was born October 8, 1955 at St. Mary's Hospital in
Camrose, Alberta. He was the only son of Morris and Olive (Bawden)

Roger grew up in Red Deer until 1965 when the family moved to
Meeting Creek, Alberta to farm. He attended Edberg School and church.
He worked on a farm, at de Boon Fiberglass Factory and Boden Gravel
Crushing Company. He carne to know the Lord as an adult and served
the Lord in Northern BC at Fort Chipewin under Northern Canadian
Evangelical Mission.

Roger met his wife Elizabeth (Neufeld) in 1990. After a short courtship,
he married the love of his life in Wetaskewin, Alberta. A year later the
Lord blessed them with Jonathan who was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
They served together as missionaries in Buffalo Narrows and La Loche,
Saskatchewan with NCEM.

Roger enjoyed studying and learning and was working toward his
doctorate in Old Testament. His studies began in 1987 where he
attended Millar College of the Bible and got his Advanced Teachers
Certificate. He then graduated from Canadian Bible College with a
Bachelor of Arts in Religion in 1998. In 2000 he got his Master of
Divinity from the Canadian Theological Seminary. He achieved his
Master of Arts, Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University in
2003. Because of illness, Roger was unable to finish his doctorate and
achieve his goal of becoming a university professor.

He was predeceased by his father Morris, his mother-in-law, Anna Lepp
and brother-in-law Peter.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Elizabeth, of 23 years and his son,
Jonathan; his mother Olive, sister Valerie and her children Russell, and
Nicole (Steven) with their sons Randy and Reece; father-in-law Henry
Lepp, brother-in-law John (Anne), sisters-in-law Sharon (Harv), Barb
(Dave), Irene (John), Judy (John), Jane (Gary) and in-laws Irma (Walt),
Dennis, Jack (Paula), Steve (Audra) and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all the emergency personnel who tried so hard to revive
him, including those first on the scene.




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From: Kim Rempel
Relation: niece

So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace. ((hugs))

From: gordon montean
Relation: Former fellow student

Its a shocker to see him go but I always remember seeing Roger as someone who kept an uplifting lilt about himself. Not just for himself but for others as well. I still have a Millar school photo of him and just a few other students stuck away in my Bible that I used at Millar. Go bless God now Roger.

From: Jake and Irene Klippenstein
Relation: former co-workers

Liz and Jonathan, we just heard today about the tragic loss of your beloved husband and father. You will miss him forever on this side but one day join him in that place where all tears are wiped away. Feel welcome to be in touch.

Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
September 30, 2013
Beginning at 1:31pm


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Date & Time:
September 30, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Bakerview MB Church

Abbotsford, BC Canada

Abbotsford, BC Canada

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