JAMES SABEY

SABEY, JAMES “MAX” passed away peacefully at Kelowna Hospice House on Sunday March 15, 2015. Max was born in Magrath Alberta on July 7, 1919, to Genevieve and James Sabey. He was the star “Center” of the Magrath Rockets basketball team, a Town Councillor and Magistrate. His career included time as an Army and Air force Officer, a High school teacher and Guidance Counsellor, and a senior Federal Public Servant with Agriculture Canada and the Health and Welfare Canada. Max was predeceased by his beloved wife Phyllis Deacon and is survived by brother Burns (Elaine) Sabey of Colorado; daughter, Carolyn (John) Brady of Cornwall, ON.; sons, Merv (Linda) Sabey of Prescott, ON,  and Ken (Betty-Ann) Sabey of Kelowna. Much loved by grandchildren, Robert, Bill, Jen, Elizabeth, Kevin, Keith, Heather, Greg, Jennifer and David and twenty one great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 696 Glenmore Rd. Kelowna, on Thursday March 19, 2015 at 11:15am. A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Alberta Cemetery on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 11:00am. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com 250-860-6440.