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SAWYER – Victor Redman

July 5, 1944 – August 27, 2009

Victor Redman Sawyer passed away suddenly of heart failure on Thursday, August 27, 2009 in Calgary.

Victor was born on July 5, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas. He was a very loving Dad who consciously worked at improving his relationship with God, his family and friends. His keen interest in cattle and sales led him to travel the prairies and foothills in Canada and the USA. He had an incredible eye for finding the best in breed and best practices for producing and marketing the herd. Now at rest, Victor will be remembered for his faith, kindness, generosity and love for people and animals. He always gave whatever he could to help someone else.

Victor is survived by his brother Ara (Linda) of Texas; three half brothers, Paul of California, Don Jr. of California and Richard of Hawaii; half sister Judy of Idaho; former wife Maureen and their daughter Katie (Dennis) all of Calgary; his son Scott and grandchild Tristen both of Calgary as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in the USA. He was predeceased by parents John Frederick and Viola May Sawyer.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Centre Street Church Main Campus (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Millarville, AB. A Memorial Service will also be held in El Dorado, Kansas on Saturday, September 5, 2009. Please forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations in Victor’s memory may be made directly to Corps Bara Dance Guild of Calgary, PO Box 81043, 755 Lake Bonavista Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 7C9 – (403) 254-4321 or directly to the Calgary Humane Society 4455 – 110 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 2T7 – (403) 205-4455

In living memory of Victor Sawyer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Jeanne Plintz :

    On behalf of my family (Dennis, Daren, Jessica, Mathieu, Kaylee, Lauryn, Devyn and myself (Jeanne).

    We wish to extend our Deepest and most Sincere Condolences to friends and family.

    In the short time I got to know Victor, I found him to be a loving and caring person, who was trying to re-connect with God and Family. He was a very Generous person who loved his children dearly.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his Family and Friends.

    May he rest in peace.

    Momma Jeanne

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  2. Ryan, Clair and Rosemary Wilson :

    Dearest Katie, Dennis and the rest of Victor’s loving family,

    We would like to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Victor, a dear friend. He was a very caring person, always ready to listern and not judge.
    Strength to all and we will keep you in our prayers.

    Love and may God be with you in this very difficult time of your lives.

    Ryan, Clair and Rosemary

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  3. Robert L. Brendlinger :

    Katie (Dennis) and Maureen,

    My heart goes out to you.

    I witnessed Victor’s deep and abiding love for each of you over the 18 years I was blessed to know him.

    He was my true friend, confidant and long time roommate.

    May the Lord comfort you.

    I will miss him too and one day we shall
    see him again for he loved the Lord.

    In Christ’s Love,

    Robert Brendlinger
    Kansas City

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  4. Gordon J. Patterson :

    I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Victor Sawyer. I first met Victor in Calgary in 1975. I moved to the U.S. in 1977 and spent time with him in Spokane, Washington and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a good friend, honest, trustworthy, forthright and one hell of a tennis player. He will be missed. Gordon J. Patterson
    Tucson, Arizona

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  5. Dr. Raymond Metzner :

    I would like to send my sincere condolences to Victor’s family.

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    I am sorry to hear about Victor. He meant alot to me. We prayed together, read the bible and discussed it alot. Victor was very funny he could tell lots of good stories. I will miss him very much. We need more of this Victors around. He was very thoughtful and giving. I am glad he was in my life.

    Sylvia Stagner
    Smithville, Missouri

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  7. So sorry to hear of Victor passing. I met Victor while he was in Southwest Kansas and always enjoyed talking with him. He was always friendly and respectful when we were together. He always spoke so highly of Katie and as you know was very proud. Best of luck to all of you.

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  8. Karen Lucas Hulse and Dwight Hulse :

    I knew Vic in 1962-63 when he was in the ElDorado, Ks. area. He went by Vic Hines at the time, I’m not sure why. He was a fun, handsome, good friend. He didn’t go to high school with us in ElDorado, but seems like he lived in a neighboring town. Just a few weeks ago, I asked my husband Dwight if he ever knew what happened to Vic Hines, and then last week we saw the obit of a Victor Sawyer and it was w/out a picture, but the mention of Calgary, and the age made me think of Vic. I knew he had been from Calgary, or had gone to Calgary and was in cattle business after the sixties. Please know that we would have been at the cemetery Sept 5 had we known. The picture and article was in the 9/09/09 Wichita Eagle, and only after seeing the photo did I know for sure it was him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a great guy Vic was. Lots of good memories.
    Karen and Dwight Hulse, ElDorado Kansas

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  9. Healing Roomss of Spokane WA :

    We were so saddened to hear of Victors passing. Victor came in regularly for prayer here at the Healing Rooms searching for a closer relationship with our Lord. We now know that he has what he so desired for in life. He was such a caring and generous man and we will miss him dearly.
    Healing Rooms of Spokane WA.

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  10. Dear family members and friends of Vic Sawyer – I knew Vic through Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri and more specifically through the Abounding Love program, which is a ministry honoring adults with disabilities. Vic would show up to help us on a Monday night, sometimes totally out of the blue but always with a servant’s heart. He was always a joy to talk to and was very easy to get to know and to relate to. He will be missed by many, I’m sure, but he is home at last in the arms of his heavenly father, our Lord and Savior. May his life serve as an inspiration to others.

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