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SAWARYN, Minnie (nee Boyko)

November 13, 1920 – Calgary, Alberta
February 10, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Minnie passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Carewest Sarcee the age of 94 years.

Mom was born and raised in Calgary. She graduated from Crescent Heights High school and became a hairstylist working at Eaton’s Beauty Salon. She married John Sawaryn on June 19, 1943 and they had two daughters. She loved sports, music, and played the mandolin and piano. She was an avid golfer, gardener and a dedicated Stampeders fan.

Minnie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Pat and Ron Robertson, daughter Barbara Sawaryn, her cherished grandchildren Scott (Stephanie) Robertson and Shawna (Kevin) Robinson of whom she was extremely proud. The love of her life were her four precious great-granddaughters Samantha and Sarah Robertson and Jocelyn and Lauren Robinson. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1995; twin sister Olive Kravetz, her sister Stella Pekse and brother Ted Boyko.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the caregivers, staff and residents at Carewest Sarcee for their support, care and kindness given to Minnie and her family the past seven years.

In living memory of Minnie Sawaryn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Dear Pat, Ron, Barbara and all of the family
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. Minnie will be missed by everyone. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have of Minnie.

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  2. Maria Duque Paterson :

    Hi Pat, Barb and family:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom, Minnie. I know that it will be difficult for the next while, but hopefully time will heal and lessen your sorrow.

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  3. Susan and David Brims :

    Dear Barb,
    Our condolences on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  4. Barb, please know I am thinking about you and your family at this time of grief. It is difficult to lose your mother. I hope that in times of sadness you are able to look back at all the wonderful memories you have of your mother.
    Love Marlene

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  5. My sincere condolences.

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