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SAWCHUK, Shirley Garva (nee Cunningham)

November 5, 1943 – New Westminster, BC
January 20, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, baba, great-grandmother, daughter and sister, Shirley Garva Sawchuk (nee Cunningham) on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the age of 70 years.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband Edward of fifty-two years; two sons Glen (Angel) and Dale (Julie); five grandchildren, Chris (Chasity), Brian, Tyler, Morgan and Jessica; two great-grandchildren Hailey and Brayden; mother Hazel; sisters Bev (Mike) and Patty; and brother Murray (Ann). She was predeceased by her father Murray and brother Ron. Shirley’s love of family was extended when her and Edward became foster parents to thirty-four children over fifteen years. She will be sadly missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Shirley Sawchuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Diane & Chris Mutton :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Sawchuk Family.
    Shirley was a great lady and will be missed by all.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Shirley’s sudden passing. It is a shock that she is gone, and I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I remember many talks I had with her over the years, and she will be missed by many.

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  3. Ken and Darlene Ward :

    We wanted to let the family know our thoughts and prayers are with you. God will guide you through your journey of healing, just remember to remember the good times and remember to laugh. Laughter helps to heal the soul.

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  4. Zig, Jack and Ed Serna :

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences are with the Sawchuck family on Shirley’s passing. A truly great person that will be missed.

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  5. Dorothy, Leah and George West jr. :

    We are truly saddened by the passing of Shirley. It has been many years since we have been in contact with our former neighbours from Sherbrooke in Edmonton, but our thoughts often go back to many wonderful memories of those early times. Our sincere condolences to the Sawchuk and Cunningham families for your loss.

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  6. The Troeschers :

    So sad to read of the passing of Shirley. Our family extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our former neighbours in Steele Heights.

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  7. Steve and Gladys Munday :

    It is with great sadness we learned of Shirley’s sudden passing. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. May God give you peace and strength to face the coming days.

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