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Taisto Armas Saari
May 7, 1933 ~ June 17, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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In Loving Memory of Taisto Armas Saari
May 7, 1933- June 17, 2023
Taisto Armas Saari, passed away peacefully
on Saturday, June 17th, in his 91st year.
Beloved husband of Marjorie Rogers-Saari (predeceased). Survived by children Marge (Geoff), Kim (Yvan), Brian, David and predeceased by his son John.
Dearly loved stepfather of Karyn Chandler,
Meredith Chandler-Noble (Lawrence Briscoe)
and Rob Chandler (Misty).
He will also be sadly missed by Randy Noble, Larry Roy, Randy Clarke and special friends Larry and Alberta Hunter.
Cherished brother of Tapio (Eunice), Terttu,
Toimi (predeceased), Tauno, Taimi (predeceased),
Toivo (Rae), Voitto (Sandra).
Predeceased by parents Arvid and Anni (Henrickson) Saari,
brothers in law Bob and Jack, sisters in law Eila and Joyce and grandson, John.
Taisto was blessed with many grand-children
and great-grandchildren and will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews as well.
Taisto is known to many for his lifelong career as a well-respected surveyor and the immense pride he took in his work. He loved to share stories of his experiences and adventures and had an amazing memory for details.
Taisto added so much to our lives, through his quiet wisdom, solid support, gentle laughter, work ethic, love of nature and respect for others. He taught us life lessons to his final days, inspiring us with his amazing inner-strength.
We are grateful to the staff at Manitoulin Lodge, for the care and compassion they provided to Taisto during such a challenging time.
“We never think of what we’ll miss about them before a person is gone. It is only after, in the hollow of their absence, that we realize it is the simple things we crave,
like the sound of a voice, the warmth of a touch, a smile of happiness and most of all simply their presence.”
As per Taisto’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A combined Celebration of life for Taisto and Marjorie will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 514 in
Gore Bay, on Saturday, October the 7th, at 2:00 pm
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 514 Building Fund.