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Michael Sawatsky

March 28, 1968 ~July 1, 2021

Michael Sawatsky

On July 1, 2021, Mike Sawatsky passed away peacefully at home at the age of 53, surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife Crystal, son Andrew, daughter Erica, brother Greg, and niece Kiera.

Mike was born and raised in Whitehorse. He lived in Calgary while attending SAIT, however quickly realized his home was the Yukon. Mike became an electrician and ran his own successful electrical contracting company for years. Mike loved the outdoors and spent as much time as he could camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and boating. At one time, “Admiral Sawatsky” had nine boats.

Mike was devoted to his family and friends. He was always willing to help build a shed, launch a boat or whatever was needed. He was kind and generous and would give you the shirt off his back if you were in need. Those close to him count themselves lucky to have known him. He will be greatly missed.

In 2013, Mike suffered a severe adverse drug reaction (ADR). He fought tirelessly to increase awareness and education of ADR’s so that nobody would have to suffer the devastating health deterioration he went through. ADR’s are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada. Mike requested that in lieu of flowers, people educate themselves at www.adrcanada.org and make a donation to help continue research and education into ADR’s so that no one else has to watch a loved one suffer from something so easily preventable.

Comments (5)
  • 17 March 2022
    Daryn Leas

    Condolences to Mike’s family. I grew up with Mike and Greg. Mike was always friendly and steady as a rock. Whenever I bumped into him around town, there was always that friendship and connection. Rest In Peace.

  • 17 March 2022
    Lynne Brais

    My condolences to Crystal, the children and Greg. He was loved by many. ❤

  • 17 March 2022
    Gordon von Finster

    RIP to a good friend and neighbour – very shocked to hear about this; condolences to family…

  • 17 March 2022
    Teresa

    Deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of Mike. Nice human being with recognizable smile.

  • 17 March 2022
    Traci Mitchell

    My deepest sympathies to Mike’s family. Very sad to hear this Mike was a kind soul.

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