December 13, 1926 – February 20, 2018

STANWOOD, Harley M. passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on February 20, 2018.  He’ll be forever loved and remembered by his children, Garnet, Kevin and June (Rick Buchanan) Sawatzky; grandson, Kyle Ross; brother, Art Sawatsky; sister, Mary Wiebe; sister-in-law, Vel Sawatzky; and numerous nephews and nieces, particularly Eileen Finlay and Marion Unger.

It’s impossible to sum up any life in a few short words, Dad had 91 years. Dad, one of 7 children, was born in Aberdeen, SK on December 13, 1926 to the late Henry H. and Mary (née Elias) Sawatzky.  Having grown up on a farm, Dad enjoyed the machinery side of things and had a career in farm implement sales and management.  He lived a simple life, was kind, had a good sense of humour, enjoyed sports, music and reading, had a green thumb, was an awesome soup maker, willingly shared his pearls of wisdom and was fiercely independent. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Youville for the care they provided.

Following his wishes, there will be no funeral; cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations to your local Canadian Cancer Society chapter would be appreciated.