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Christian Sawatzky

August 4, 1975 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 46)

Obituary

SAWATZKY, Christian Michael “Christian the Singer”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Christian at Kensington Hospice, Toronto on June 7, 2022 with his family by his side. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, August 4, 1975, son of Marlene Tabaczuk (Peter), brother of Stacey Punch (Mark) and Tertia Lamb, proud uncle to Brianna Punch (David Scott) and Nolan Punch. First grandson of the late Michael and Mary Polychuk, nephew of Michael (Lida) Polychuk, Marcus Polychuk (Sarah), Martin (Donna) Polychuk, Mary-Ann (Andre) Bouchard and the late Elvin Sawatzky.

Christian was a humble man, with a kind heart. He impacted and touched the hearts of people throughout his life. He lived a minimalist lifestyle and put others before himself, without judgment. His self-sacrifice for the betterment of others has been achieved.

Through his passion for music, he tirelessly marched in Toronto for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms advocating against adult bullying and mistreatment of the homeless and people with mental illness.

Christian’s mantra:

“I wake up every morning and I know who I am, and I know myself, and I stand up for everyone else in the process.”

Special thanks to: Nadine and the entire Kensington Hospice team for accommodating his final plan to fulfill his journey; Sasha and the entire PEACH team for their support; Alyssa with Unity Health Toronto for her ongoing support; and the staff at St. Michael’s Hospital.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, June 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (131 McCaul Street, Toronto).

Donations may be made to Kensington Hospice, Toronto, or your local hospice or foodbank. https://www.kensingtonhealth.org/foundation/ways-give/memory

 

The sun is shining brightly way up in the sky,
The sun is shining brightly way up in the sky,
For this guy, In the sky, In the sky,
For this guy, For this guy,
The sun is shining brightly,
For thy will to try,
For thy will to try,
So, when you wake up in the morning,
And you look up at the sun in the sky,
Just remember someone’s thinking of you,
And it’s this guy!

- Christian Sawatzky


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