April 14, 1927 ~ January 12, 2004
Thornley, Edward Bruce, a 44 year resident of Torrance , passed away on Monday, January 12, 2004 in a local hospital. Born in Cudahy, WI., Ed was 76. Ed had served in the Navy during World War II and retired from TRW. He was currently director of The Torrance Amateur Radio Association. He is survived by Daughters, Linda Thornley and fiance Tore Johansen both of Las Vegas, NV. and Susie (Lynn) Burton of Elk, WA; Sisters, Nancy Talaska of WI. and & Barbara (Eddie) Wren of FL. and brother, Kenneth (Donna) Thornley of CT; Also survived by stepchildren Paul (Nancy) Tremblay, Victor (Carol) Tremblay and Gayle (Paul) McKenzie; Seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.. Visitation will be Friday January 16 , 2004 from 4:00 P.M - 7:00 P.M. and the service will be Saturday, January 17th at 10:00 A.M. both at WHITE & DAY MORTUARY in Redondo Beach.
Ed always had a special place in my heart because he reminded me of my late Father. Always willing to share with me stories, events and the love he had for his family. Iâ€™ve known Ed since 1991 when I first became a Commissionaire for the city of Torrance Disaster Services, Ed was always there to help out or kind enough to give his opinion about something. Ed was loved by everyone and especially his friends from TARA; everyone loved Ed and highly respected him. I remember the last conversation we had after our Disaster Council meeting he looked rested and finally was nursed back to health after a serious bout of illness. I was so glad to see him; he really put a bright spot on my day I will miss him dearly and to all his Family and friends I send you my very sincere condolences, but be rest assured he was dearly loved and will be missed. Ed has touched many people in his life and made a difference. May God Bless you and heal you during this though time Danielle D. Callas Torrance Disaster Council commisionaire Chair