Alice was born on a homestead near Langham where she was brought up by her loving parents George & Margaret (Harder) Snook. Alice was the middle child and only girl in the family, with two older brothers James & William and two younger brothers Louis & Gary. Alice married Paul Sawatzky on April 24th, 1953. Together they raised their three children, Cheryl, Brian & Scott in the town of Waldheim. Alice worked as a bookkeeper at various companies throughout her career — Borden Coop, Hepburn Coop, Waldheim Lumber, Thiessen Brothers Farms, DJ Diamonds, Valentine's, Rolar Agencies, as well as for numerous private individuals. She was always quick to point out she was a bookkeeper and not a secretary.
Alice moved from her much-loved home in Saskatoon in 2018 to take up residence in Primrose Chateau, where she enjoyed luxury living until a cancer diagnosis in 2021 brought about another move, to The Hospice at Glengarda, where the staff took exceptional care of her.
She leaves to mourn her passing: brother, Louis Sheppard, children: Cheryl Klein, Brian & Karen (Klippenstein) Sawatzky, Scott Sawatzky, grandchildren: Greg & Gindy (Wachniak) Klein, Geoff Klein, Angela McLellan, Ashley Podhordeski, Brittany & Darryn Zimmermann, Hayley Sawatzky, great grandchildren: Gavin Klein, Gabriel Klein, Fiona McLellan, Camden McLellan, Nevada Podhordeski, Violet Podhordeski, Aubrey Podhordeski, Autumn Zimmermann & Norah Zimmermann as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents George & Margaret (Harder) Snook, her husband Paul Sawatzky, her half-brother James Snook, brothers William Snook, and Gary Snook, a grandchild Daryl Sawatzky, and great grandchild Liam Klein.
Please join us for a Celebration of Alice’s Life on Saturday October 22, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Edwards Family Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, with courtesy parking at Saskatoon Funeral Home. The service will also be available via livestream at the link at the top of this page, for those unable to attend. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Canadian Cancer Society.
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