RAYMOND SAWCHUK 1937 - 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond Sawchuk, aged 81, announces his passing on Tuesday, November 13, at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg. He was surrounded by his loving family. Ray will be tenderly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (nee Myrdal), and his four daughters, Laura (Dennis), Cheryl, Lynn (Scott) and Marianne (Bruno). He will also be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren, Katrina, Katelyn (Austen), Nicole, Rachel, Sage, Francesca and Chase, as well as his younger siblings, Joan (Garry) and Russell (Laura), and extended family and friends located near and far. Born in Endeavour, Saskatchewan, Ray graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1959 with an Electrical Engineering degree, but his heart was with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) where he became a decorated jet fighter pilot and flight instructor. His military career included many operational tours all over the world including working with NATO, NORAD, the UN and MINURSO. After retiring from the RCAF and the UN, he was extremely involved with the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (CAVUNP), the Joint Veterans Association (JVA) and Veterans Affairs Canada (VCA). A commemorative ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, at the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, located at 3030 Notre Dame Avenue across from Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ray Sawchuk's name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba, Research for Lymphoma of the Brain, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7 (204 774-7483). NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 17, 2018