Sargy Raskauskas (August 15, 1929 – August 23, 2020)

Sergejus “Sargy” Raskauskas, resident of Spirit River, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020, in Hines Creek, AB, at the age of 91 years.

Sargy was born August 15, 1929 in Lithuania. He came to Canada with his parents, Joseph and Patricia, when he was 8 months old. They lived in the Pigeon Lake, AB area. Being the oldest child, he told many stories of fishing, picking blueberries, and working at a local lumber mill to help feed the family.

Sargy came to the Peace River Country in the 1950’s. He owned and operated a Cat, building countless roads and digging for that precious “gold of the Peace”, gravel. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, tender heart, extreme generosity from which so many benefited, and his love of family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Hazel; children Brian (Norma), Rose, Cindy (Orest), Joe (Sherry), Suzan, Betty (Ed), and Kathleen (Rick); 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Gordon; and sister Teenie.

Sargy was predeceased by 2 grandsons: Brian Jr. and Benjamin; and 2 brothers: John and Raymond.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday August 29, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spirit River.

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