William Lawrence Sauder, philanthropist and businessman and well-know member of St. Mary's Kerrisdale, died in
At Diocesan Council last month
Sauder founded International Forest Products and Sauder Industries, which both became large companies. He gave money to many causes as well as to the Church, including a large donation to the
Sauder, his wife Marjorie-Anne, and eight children have been long-time members of St. Mary's. For a time when the family lived on the University Endowment Lands he belonged to St. Anselm's near UBC where he served as warden and lay reader.
Besides his wife of 58 years and children, he left 24 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at St. Mary's on January 14, the Rev. Kevin Dixon presiding.