Jacob J. Sawatzky late of Abbotsford, passed away on December 19, 2002 at Menno Hospital at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob J. Sawatzky and Margaretha (Warkentin); sister: Margaretha Olfert, Mary Friesen and Elsa Redekop and brother George.

Survived by his loving wife Tina (Wiebe); Daughters: Herta (Ronald) Thiessen, Erica (Peter) Suderman, Alice (Albert)Willms, Hedy (Wilf) Hein and Ingrid (Ed) Suderman; Sons: Helmut (Erka) Sawatzky, John Sawatzky and Carl (Colleen) Sawatzky.

Visitation was held on Sunday December 22 from 7 – 8 p.m. Graveside service was held on Monday December 23, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. from Maclure Road Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. from Bakerview M.B. Church. Active bearers were Douglas Thiessen, Colin Willms, Edward Suderman, Jeff Suderman, Jeremy Hein and Eliot Sawatzky. Those wishing to do so may make donations to the M.C.C.

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