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Sader, Arthur

March 5, 1928 — September 9, 2012

Went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 9, 2012 at age 84 surrounded by his family.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Lucille of 59 years. He is survived by his children: Dallas (Debra), VerLynn (Barry) Eliason, Dean (Patti), Douglas (Chris). Grandchildren: Danee, Keith, Scott (Sabrina), Drew, Jonathan, James, Jillian, MacKayla, Mallory, Mathison. Arthur is also survived by his brothers Leon (Aline), Ed (Hazel), Ray (Elizabeth) and sisters Adelina Hinkel, Eileen (Wally) Reimer, Helen (Ed) Lasner, Edith (Eric) Zieber and sister in law Diann Sader. As well he is survived by his sisters in law Anne (Erhard) Frohlich and Helen (Alex) Tymos, nieces, nephews and many friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Hulda Sader, his brother Emil and infant sister Julia.

Art was born on March 5, 1928 in Ardmore, Alberta. He attended school in Bonnyville and subsequently moved to Vancouver where he met the love of his life, Lucille. In 1951 he came to Edmonton where he worked at the W.W. Arcade while attending Northwest Bible College. Lucille was also in Edmonton; their romance flourished and they were married on June 13, 1953. After graduation in 1954 they pastored churches in Alberta at Viking, Ponoka and Drayton Valley. Between these postings, Art completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta. While pastoring, Art also taught in the public school system to provide for his growing family. In 1964 they moved back to Edmonton where he worked as a teacher and school counselor for many years. He retired from his position teaching at an Edmonton detention centre in 1989. Art loved teaching and was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach missionary children in Alicante, Spain for a year after his retirement.

Throughout the years, Art, Lucille and family enjoyed many happy times at their cabin at Sylvan Lake, Alberta. In 1991 they left Alberta to settle in Kelowna to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Art especially enjoyed spending time with his 10 grandchildren.

He loved to travel and was able to visit China, Australia, Korea, Europe, Hawaii and Alaska during his retirement.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Clark, Dr. Gary Victor and staff of 6 West (KGH) for the wonderful care they provided.

A celebration of Art’s life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 am at Evangel Church – 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Eurasia” – Dan and Mardell MacTavish. Cheques to be made out to “Evangel.”



Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 am

Evangel Church

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The service for Sader, Arthur is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC


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  • Trish & Robert MacPherson says:

    Dear Lucille & family,
    We would like to offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Art. He was a true gentleman in the finest sense of the word. We always enjoyed visting with you and enjoying meals together at restaurants around town. We always knew when we saw the mischevious twinkle in Art’s eye that he was about to tell us one of his fascinating stories and he was always a joy to listen to. We still laugh over the stories about his pride in growing his giant prize tomatoes – we saved the seeds from them and labelled them “Art Sader’s Baseball Tomatoes”. His sense of humour, deep compassion and love of his fellow man, were a great inspiration to us. We will truly miss him. The photograph that we are enclosing is one that was taken of Art & Lucille at a local restaurant in Feb.2012, where the four of us were enjoying a lovely brunch, served up with Art’s delightful stories, as you can tell by the grin on Art’s face.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Trish, Robert & Michelle MacPherson

  • Merv & Vivian Vincent says:

    Dear VerLynn & Barrie,
    Just a note to express our sympathy for your families at this time of loss.Knowing only his fine daughter & son in law the positive accounts of his life come as no surprise to us.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Merv. & Vivian Vincent

  • Louise Myshak says:

    Dean, Patti, Jon, James and Jill,

    Please accept our condolences and know that we are keeping you and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Scott, Louise, Alex and Aaron Myshak-Davis

  • Gerald & Evelyn Onciul says:

    Art Sader is actually a cousin of ours through marriage, however distant, but this is not how we will remember him. Art was so giving of his time at the church where we met him and his family, and he was always willing to volunteer wherever there was a need. Whether it was teaching Sunday School or helping with special events, he was always around, or so it seemed. And he always greeted us with a big handshake and a big smile. He was an excellent public speaker, but never drab and never boastful. If you wanted to get something correct you would always go to Art, who would “set things straight” for you. He was a highly intelligent and educated man, but he had compassion for people in need. We are so glad he was so happy in his retirement, because when Art and Lucile left for B.C. and sold their cabin at Sylvan Lake there was a void that could not be filled. His zest for life was contagious, as was his full throated laugh, and one always knew when Art was around. But his compassion for people came from his unwavering love of Christ and his desire to share the story of Jesus with anyone who would listen. He always seemed excited to share a story with you especially if it had a humorous conclusion. He had a fantastic sense of humor and we will all miss you Art. May You Rest In Peace.

  • Lawrence & Jean Foht says:

    Dear Aunt Lucille & Family,
    Jean and I have been thinking about you all week, reflecting the many good times we shared together. We are going to miss Uncle Art’s stories and many discussions we always had when the family gathered together, especially in Edmonton. We are going to miss him dearly, but we will meet someday in glory ! Sorry that Jean and I will not attend the celebration of his life, but we will never forget.
    Love Lawrence & Jean Foht

  • Ronald & LouDell Posein says:

    Dear Lucille & Family:
    Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss. Art is one of these people who seem to have been in my life forever from the time I was young in Alberta. Blessings and Comfort be yours today. Ron & LouDell Posein

  • Sylvia Gibbs says:

    Doug and Chris and family
    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. I remember him helping out at KCS and how the kids loved him.

  • Diann Sader says:

    Dear Lucille and family,
    My thoughts are with you at this time. Please be comforted knowing Art is in a wonderful place. What a guy!! Art always made me feel like family. His sense of humor was very special. Emil shared many of the wonderful traits as his brother,


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