SAWA Shigeharu

Posted: September 11th, 2015

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Shigeharu “Dick” Sawa

1940 – 2015

Shigeharu “Dick” Sawa of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Carol Sawa, passed away on September 5, 2015 at the age of 75 years.

Dick was born on June 9, 1940 in Stave Falls, BC to a family of thirteen. He married Carol Friesen on March 5, 1966, to whom he was happily married to for 49 years.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and especially cooking. He was well known for his ginger beef. Dick was a self-taught “jack of all trades”, which included renovating homes, plumbing, electrical work, drywall and outdoor landscaping.

Dick is survived by his daughter Susan (Clifford Greg Helm); sons Dean Sawa and Glen (Tammy) Sawa; grandchildren Marie and Amber Walsh and Shaelee and Shelby Sawa; siblings Lois (Yosh) Hattori, Diana (Isao) Nakamura, Sharon (Tom) Takahashi, Roy (Jackie) Sawa, Larry Sawa, Patricia (Doug) Smith, Harry Sawa; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Besides his loving wife Carol, he was predeceased by his parents Usaburo and Chizuko Sawa; brother Daniel Sawa; and sisters May Boessenkool and June Kanomata.

Dick will always be remembered for his kind smile, good sense of humour, and his strong work ethic. He was always willing to help and be counted on to drop everything in a moments notice. He loved his family and cherished his granddaughters. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Coaldale Cemetery – Mennonite Section.

A Celebration of Dick’s Life will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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