ORVIL SAUDER of Lacombe, AB., passed away at the Lacombe Hospital on Monday, December 14, 2009 at the age of 92 years. Orvil was born on November 3, 1917 near St. Jacobs, ON. At the age of 2 the family moved to the farm on the hill overlooking the village of Breslau, ON. where he grew up with 3 brothers – Clare, Gordon and Carl and 4 sisters – Nelda, Alice, Marjorie and Edith. He attended the one room school which was attached to their property and his father cared for by keeping the furnace lit, etc. Orvil spoke of many escapades – along with the hard work- that he and his family and friends did over the years. They attended a little Mennonite Church in Breslau and for the most part the girls got to ride to church in the horse and buggy but the boys would have to walk. Orvil spoke of his memory of milking the cows with his mother and singing hymns together. Orvil married Elizabeth Stan in 1944. They had 2 children – Diane and Larry. Orvil worked very hard providing and caring for his family. In 1953 he was hired on in the trade as an electrician – which continued to his retirement. As his children married and moved to Lacombe, Alberta, Orvil soon followed and eventually moved on to Larry & Carol’s farm. Orvil’s greatest love was his family and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He would share many rhymes with them (both in German and in English). He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed playing euchre and crokinole. He enjoyed working with Larry on the farm and together establishing Sauder Electric. He also loved to fish. He would take his grandchildren fishing and went on many fishing trips with Larry and others. Orvil was predeceased by his brother Clare, his sisters Nelda Bergy and Marjorie Zieman as well as his parents, Jacob & Catherine Sauder. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sister Alice O’Donoghue of Kitchener, ON., brother Gordon (Ella) Sauder of Dunnville, ON., brother Carl (Mabel) Sauder of Manitoulin Island and sister Edith (Emerson) Hisey of Lions Head, ON.; his children Diane (Reg) Darnell of Lacombe, AB., Larry (Carol) Sauder of Lacombe, AB; his grandchildren Tim (Stephanie) Darnell, Kevin (June) Darnell, Chris (Michele) Darnell, Krystal (Mark) Berg, all of Lacombe, AB., Jennifer (Dave) O’Brien of Fort McMurray, AB.; his great grandchildren – Ben, Bryan, Alyssa, Abigail, Haley, Nick, Hannah, Matthew, Hope Darnell and Taya Berg. How blessed we were to have him in our lives and will treasure forever all of our wonderful memories. A celebration of Orvil’s life will be held at the Meadowbrook Church on January 7, 2010, at 1:00 pm with his son-in-law, Pastor Reg Darnell, officiating. Special thanks to Dr. Ron Keller for his wisdom and care over the years and also for the compassionate Caregivers of the Rimbey Home Care for the years he was still at home and then the last 5 months at Heartland Manor. If desired tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 101 5208-53 Ave, Red Deer Alberta, T4N 5K2. Condolences could also be forwarded to the family at: mailto:wfch@telusplanet.net (subject: Sauder)

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