We Remember

SAUER, Herman

May 30, 1928 — March 31, 2020

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather, Herman Sauer, on March 31, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Glenn (Karen); devoted daughter Debbie; grandchildren Kevin, Michelle and Christie Sauer, and Kayla Cookson; sisters Olga Allen of Red Deer, AB and Evelyn Foster (Jim) of Kelowna, BC; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Mary Sauer; loving wife Kay; twin brother Bill; and older brothers Otto and Art.

Dad was born in Zehner, SK on May 30, 1928 along with his twin, Bill, the middle two children of six of William and Mary Sauer. He was a hard worker all of his life, from farming in his early years on the Prairies to Westbank in 1971 where he settled his family.  He worked in a variety of careers from farming to construction to manufacturing where he retired from Western Star at the age of 65 to care for Mom during her battle with cancer.

Although he was a man of few words, he enjoyed a good joke and came out with some doozies! He always used to say, “You’ve got to laugh.” Those who knew him may remember how much he loved to hum, much to the chagrin of his kids!

He liked to keep his yard tidy and would carefully oversee anyone who helped out with the yard work in the last year or two. His driveway was always the clearest in the neighborhood in winter and he was still shoveling snow during the winter of his 90th year.

Dad’s greatest passion was 5 Pin Bowling and was a fixture on the Tuesday and Friday Senior’s Leagues at Capri Lanes up until last fall. He enjoyed a beer each day before supper and the man loved his potatoes. He made the best, fried potatoes in the world.

We would like to thank Dr. Schriemer and the staff at Hospice for the exceptional care given to him during his last few weeks of life.

We are going to miss you Dad!

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