Kenneth Alfred Sauder was born on the farm at Lockwood, SK. He attended Inkster School at Codette, graduating in 1940. Two weeks later he was on his way to Saskatoon to take a course in aeronautics for the R.C.A.F. at the old Technical College.
Alf enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in January 1941, was posted in England in November 1941, ended up in the Shetland Islands as a member of the 413 Squadron R.C.A.F. His squadron sailed to the Far East (Ceylon) in April of 1942. After serving in various locations in the Indian Ocean, the squadron was repatriated to England in February of 1945, where it disbanded and older members returned to Canada for their discharge.
Alf returned home to farm at Carrot River in 1945. When the crops froze, Alf was forced to find another source of income so his brother Dean and he chose the lumber industry, operating a sawmill for many years.
It was during this time that Alf met Geraldine Miller Quinnell and daughter Marilyn. After several years of “friendship” Alf and Geraldine were married in Feb. 1963.
Alf and Geraldine enjoyed curling; taking in many bonspiels and sometimes coming home with a prize. The team of Ray Miller (Skip), Geraldine Sauder (Third), Alf (Second) and Vic Bevans (Lead) won the 1995 Nipawin Seniors Bonspiel. They also enjoyed fishing, especially at the cabin on Namew Lake. Alf spent time outdoors hunting waterfowl, moose, deer, etc. and going to the Pasquia Hills with friends tobogganing in the winter and 4 wheeling in the summer.
A highlight for Alf was returning to Sri Lanka in 1995 for a squadron reunion. He was president of the Carrot River Legion for many years, secretary for the local community club and awarded the Centennial Medal in 2005.
Geraldine passed away in 1998 and Alf stayed on the farm until 2011 when he retired to Pasquia Place, Carrot River.
Alf was predeceased by his wife Geraldine, mother Margaret, father Leonard, sister Alice (Devine) William, brothers: Dean (Anne), Howard (Hazel, Ed (Alice), brothers-in-law: Wilfred, Wilson, John, James, sisters-in-law: Olive, May, Gladys, Jesse Norma and Alice. He is survived by daughter Marilyn (Bob) Duns, as well as grandchildren: Kim (Ali) Rezazadeh, Nancy (Larry) Hovdestad, Wendy (George) Cleaveley, great-grandchildren: Emily, Jesse, Sarah, Setareh, Josey, nieces, nephews, friends.