Nellie, a gentle, kind and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on August 31st, 2018 in Victoria, BC.
She was predeceased by her husband, Nels Sorboe, and her three brothers, Lloyd, Norman and Lester Larsen. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Glenn (Annie) Sorboe, Donald Sorboe and Norrese (David) Thompson; sister, Laila Opseth; and four grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott) Cownden, Amy (Jason) DeJong, Justin (Emily) Thompson and Fallyn (Spencer Browes) Thompson.
She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, Luke, Sarah, Grace, Abigail, Eleanor, Quinn, and a brand new arrival; as well as her sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nellie was born in Saskatchewan on May 31, 1928 and was a school teacher before marrying and moving to Victoria. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and the quintessential homemaker. She was very dearly loved. Nellie was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church.
A Funeral Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1273 Fort Street, on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 11:30 am. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens.