Sadesky, Alexander

June 17, 1933 – August 26, 2017
at the age of 84 years

A memorial service will be held at Deo Lutheran Church (1801 30 St NE, Salmon Arm) on September 23rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. All are welcome.

On August 26th, Alexander Sadesky passed away peacefully at age 84 after a remarkable life.
Born in the Ukraine on June 17, 1933 to Anna and Stefan Sadecki, Alex excelled in school, sports, and all things mechanical until the uncertainty of war forced them along with his sister Ludmila, on a harrowing journey westward through Poland, to end up in Germany at the end of WWII. There, he frst met Natalie Baun, who years later and a world away, would become his wife. In 1948, the Sadeckis immigrated to Edmonton, Canada where Alex eventually became an engineer (U of A, class of 1958) and later a manager of engineering for Edmonton Power. As fate would have it, the Sadeckis sponsored the Baun family to come to Canada and Edmonton in 1954 and eight years later, Alex and Natalie were married.
Alex is survived by Natalie, their 3 children: Teresa (Mark), Ron (Pam), and Greg (Susan), 4 grandchildren: Logan, Anna, Lucas, and Evan.  Alex will be remembered for his generosity, devotion to family, and his extraordinary mechanical ability. It seemed there was nothing he could not fix or build. He was a gentle and fair man, with just a bit of mischief. He will be dearly missed.
The family requests that donations to either the Alzheimer or Cancer Societies of Canada be considered in lieu of flowers.


  1. I will miss you greatly dear friend. You were, to me, a very species person!

  2. Alex and I met in 1976. He hired me to help him in plan the electric system for Edmonton Power. I always respected him for his great knowledge and professionalism. He was a great character which showed through as we worked closely on building Edmonton and Alberta’s power system.

    Alex and his wife, Natalie became close friends and we often had dinner together while they lived in Edmonton. After they moved to Salmon Arm, BC, we also saw each other since we moved to Kelowna, near by.

    Alex and Natalie became friends, we hiked together and travelled between Salmon Arm and Kelowna to meet and have dinner occasionally.

    Alex was a kind and gentle sole and we will miss him dearly.

  3. I worked with Alex from 1975 until his retirement. Alex was always very careful about the decisions we made to develop the power system which caused some frustrations but then also ensured that we considered all alternatives. In retrospect these seemed like the most enjoyable and “friendly” years of my career at Edmonton Power. I very much enjoyed my interactions with Alex. He was easy to talk to and on occasion we’d have a good laugh. He had a great smile. I often thought of him after his retirement and had hoped that we would have kept in contact. I know he loved the outdoors and thought how much he must have loved living in the mountain and forest areas in BC. I am very sorry to hear of Alex’s passing and wish his family the peace in knowing that he had a great life.

  4. A heartfelt message for a wonderful friend, husband, father and grandfather.
    He will be missed by everyone. The last few years were difficult for all that knew him.
    We have wonderful memories of our friendships in Edmonton for the many years that he lived here.
    Our thoughts are with his family.
    Best regards, Emily and Bob

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