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David Frank Sawatzky

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Dave loved to play sports. He accepted Jesus as Saviour at an early age and was baptized. He attended Bethany Bible Institute. He met Miriam at 19 and knew after 3 dates that she was the right spouse for him. They loved family and farming. Whether they were on a road trip to look at crops or a Panama cruise, they loved to be together. In 2000, they moved to Waldheim and Dave continued to farm from town. After he rented out his land, he turned to gardening. It was never a chore to work in the dirt. He served the Brotherfield and Waldheim MB churches, Redberry Bible Camp and Bethany Bible Institute as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent, board member, camp counsellor. Dave loved to listen. He treasured his visitors in the field and beside his hospital bed. In spring 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer.

  • Birth: October 16, 1934
  • Death: July 10, 2017
  • Parents:
    Franz & Katherina Sawatzky
  • Married:
    Miriam Block, Oct. 16, 1955
  • Family:
    Miriam; children Sherry (Bob) Willems, Darrell [d.] (Grace), Charlene (Chester) Wiebe, Michelle (Calvin) Fong; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Waldheim (Sask.) MB