DUPONT, Thorgjerd (Toy)

(nee Sather)

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother

We regret to announce the death of Thorgjerd (Toy) Dupont (nee Sather) on December 1, 2014. Toy was born in Oslo, Norway on February 27, 1924. Her father, Soren Sather came to Canada in 1927 and his wife Thordis and three daughters, Synnerva, Thorgerd and Rhondi arrived in 1928 at the now historic Pier 21 in Halifax Nova Scotia. The family migrated west during the 1930’s and settled in the Peace River Country in Alberta. Toy, like many in her generation, was not afraid of hard work and at the age of 12, she began working in restaurants and as a cook on prairie threshing outfits. She also worked as a house cleaner which gave her a life-long appreciation for a clean home. Despite her early entry into the workforce Toy obtained a Grade 10 education and eventually worked for Sears and owned and operated several businesses, including a ladies wear store and a second hand shop. Toy’s flare for wholesome cooking, along with her generous and hospitable nature, brought her to a job of cooking at a forestry camp at Little Fork and for the Micro Wave crew when she and first husband Marvin had Halamore Lodge in East Black-Pool B.C. After her marriage to Fred Dupont, together they owned and operated T&D enterprises and embarked on a life of international travel and exploration. Toy is pre-deceased by her parents, her first husband Marvin King; second husband, Louis Frederick (Fred) Dupont; sisters, Randi Bergson (Carey), Doris Bendall, George Pryce (son-in-law) and her step-daughter Debbie McCallum (nee Dupont). She leaves to mourn and miss her hospitable and loving spirit, her daughter Joyce Bracewell (Murray), son Guy King, (Pat); two step-daughters Shannon Hornak(Wayne), Shelly Dupont, (Rod), step-son Kim Dupont, (Grace); 13 step-grandchildren and their spouses; 15 step-great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; 7 siblings, (Synnerva, Norma, Muriel, Gladys, Loveigh, Lester and Ron), many friends including her dear friends Helen and Steve Crantz who became like family to Fred and Toy. Toy, Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Great- Great-Grandma, Sister, Auntie we love you and will miss you. Jeg elsker deg veldig mye. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Red Cross (2809 44 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 7P4) is requested. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December7, 2014 at the chapel of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services (4417 – 29th Street, Vernon, BC). A graveside gathering will occur at a later date in Victoria, BC. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ . Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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