OBITUARY

Valdimar James Thorsteinson

21 February , 19473 July , 2018

Valdimar James Thorsteinson was born on February 21, 1947 and passed away on July 3, 2018.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, 10 July , 2018
REMEMBERING

Valdimar James Thorsteinson

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Marianne Rev

11 July 2018

I am very sad to hear of Jim’s sudden death. I’m a retired family physician, of similar age, who knew Jim, as the Department Head of Family and Community Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital and as a colleague who sometimes looked after my unstable, complex, frail elders I referred to MSJH Geriatric ward where he worked. (The last 15 years of work life, I worked with frail elders in the community, in residential care and in hospital.) Jim was someone I respected greatly. He was a skilled and caring physician. He was a creative and effective leader who thought outside the box. He was humble and very approachable. I really appreciated that he worked with the most vulnerable populations, even when he was at “the top of his game”. And for all these reasons, he was a great family doctor, teacher and leader! His contributions were many. He will be missed!

Todd Sakakibara

10 July 2018

Dear Inge and family, I worked with Jim for many many years at Three Bridges. I am very sorry that I am unable to attend the service today. Jim was always such a gentle, caring and steadfast presence at our clinic. His patients keep reminding us of how much they adored him. He was a leader in our community and our clinic but first and foremost he was a wonderful colleague and friend.

We will carry his memory fondly. I will always remember him as the genuine, supportive, kind mentor that he was.

Love to you and your family,
Todd Sakakibara

FROM THE FAMILY