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Passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on October 25, 2012 at Evergreen House in North Vancouver. Before his retirement, Roar had a rich career in the forest industry as a mechanical engineer and consultant in Scandinavia and Canada. An artist since childhood, Roar's passion was in cartooning. He was also known for his strong personality and his ability to find joy in any situation. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Anders Thorsen (Charmaine Crooks), Katarina Thorsen, Fredrik Thorsen (Cher Hanusiak), his grandchildren (Anna Thorsen, Julian Bowers, Henrik Thorsen), his extended family, his friends and his beloved staff at Evergreen House. Roar was predeceased by his wife, Karin Thorsen. A memorial will be held to coincide with the release of the book, "Drawn Together," which celebrates his life and art. (Date and location to be announced.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. For those wishing to share a memory of Roar, please visit


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2012
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