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With saddened hearts, the family of Alex Saukarookoff announces his passing. Alex, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on July 27, 2019 at Kelowna General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Ann of 65 years. He has five children, daughter Marlene (Neil), son Mark (Julie), son Lawrence (Pat), daughter Cathy, and youngest son Robert (LaReine), 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Sid, (Barb), stepbrother Fred, several brother in laws and sister in laws, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Helen, his sister Una and brother Mike.

Alex was born October 8, 1931 in Castlegar, BC. He worked 20 years as a journeyman carpenter in Calgary, AB before relocating to Winfield, BC in 1973. Dad proudly displayed his pin for 50 Years

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Condolence Messages
  • Aug 14, 2019
    Dear Ann and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I, also, know the wonderful memories that you have to enjoy about a great guy! My many days spent with your family brings me to say this.....
    "A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a moment its glory and beauty belongs to our world. But then it flies on again, and though, we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it."
    Enjoy the memories!
    Hugs to all,
    Ruth and Tom
  • Aug 06, 2019
    Dear Auntie Ann, cousins Marlene, Mark, Lawrence , Robert, Cathy and families,
    Sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you. Uncle Alec was a great man and will be deeply missed.
    Terry Saukarookoff
  • Aug 03, 2019
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Cheryl Taiji
  • Aug 03, 2019
    To the Saukarookoff family: We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Saukarookoff. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Mike Romei
  • Aug 02, 2019
    Sorry for your loss guys, Alex was a great guy, long time no see. Rick and Shannon Humphries Hinton AB.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    Dear Ann & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know how much we care and we are sending lots of love to all of you at this time. Cherish his memories and he will be missed greatly. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Smile back when you think of him, I know we will.
    Margaret and Sherri Saukarookoff
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Dear Ann & family,
    Sorry for your loss, Alex and I go back several years, we finished
    school in 1951 in Mission High and recall numerous fun parties
    Our sincere condolences and take care.
    Peter & Olga Anutooshkin
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Thinking of the family at this time, very sad to hear of your los. From the Niro family
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Dear Cousins Sauk & Auntie Anne, so sad to hear of Uncles Alex passing. I'm grateful that me & Pat got to visit with him in May and share some laughs and listen to some stories from days gone by. He even showed off his "bowling high score pin" Such a talented man with his drawings/paintings. Sharing in your sorrow, may there be hope, comfort and, with time... healing.
    May his soul rest in peace Tim & Lydia, Mike & Pat Strelieff
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Dear Auntie Ann, Cousins Marlene, Mark, Lawrence, Cathy and Robert and all the families,
    My thoughts are with you ALL !! SO many wonderful memories!
    My sincere condolences,
    Darryl S.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Please accept our condolences for your recent loss. Thinking of you all.
    Steve Fair & Monica Langstaff
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Dear Ann, Marlene, Mark, Lawrence, Cathy and Robert,
    To all of you and your families, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the awesome and happy memories you all have of him will help you through the sad days ahead.
    My sincere condolences,
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Dear auntie Ann, Marlene, Mark, Lawrence, Cathy and Robert and families,
    Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Uncle Alex will be missed by all who knew him!
    Take care,
    Randy, Wendy, Eric & Steven Saukarookoff
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Mark Julie and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Alex was a neat guy! I remember the hour of chatting with him while he reno'd our home back in 1990. Hard worker and strong beliefs. I know he will leave a large void in your families lives, though his good memories will live on forever. When you are sitting in the boat fishing, you will realize the memories you made together many years ago and they will seem like yesterday. Enjoy those memories.
    Bob and Pat White
  • Jul 30, 2019
    Dear Anne, Robert, LaReine and family, Marlene, Mark, Lawrence, Cathy and all of your families,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Special hugs for Anne and of course our dear brother-in-law, Robert. We know that you all have many wonderful memories to hang onto and bring you peace and comfort as you process this big loss. He will live on in your hearts forever!
    Sharmaine & Brent and of course, Mom, Helen