Leonid (Leo) Samuel Sawchuk
“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.”
The family of Leo Sawchuk are saddened to announce his peaceful passing on October 3, 2014. Born at home in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 20, 1925, Leo decided early on that his future would not be spent on the prairies and at the tender age of seventeen he headed west. After two stalled efforts, he finally arrived in British Columbia, eventually settling in South Surrey. He lived a full life, benefitting from the experience that both success and failure affords us. He is survived by Lynne, his loving wife of 57 years; his sons Lee (wife Jan), Mike (wife Dawn), and Rande; his grandchildren, Rob (wife Joanne), Cole, Zack, Emma, Noah, Wyatt and Cheyenne; great grandchildren Lauren and Tyler; and siblings Yvonne, Daria, Elaine and Joey. He was predeceased by his sisters, Snow and Lessia, and his brother Buck. The Sawchuk family would also like to acknowledge the love and support of lifelong friends, Bob and Heather House, and Bill and Eleanor Linklater, and their families. Lynne would like to extend her warmest thanks to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the kind and eternally supportive staff at Delta View Centre, and the attentive and compassionate staff of third North, Royal Columbia Hospital.
By Leo’s choice, there will be no service. His family and friends will celebrate his life next spring, with a memorial to be scheduled on Salt Spring Island. Should you wish to honour Leo’s life, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada can be made at www.kidney.ca.