Alice Annie Sayewich (nee Ramsay) passed away in the early hours of January 6th, 2024 in her 92nd year of life.

Born in 1932 in Parry Sound, she was pre-deceased by her father William Ramsay and mother Sarah Ramsay (nee Munro) and brother Bill Ramsay. Loving wife of the late Frederick (Fred) Sayewich (1930 - 1976). Mother of Douglas Sayewich, Daniel (Debra) Sayewich, Cheryl (Daniele) Patrizio, and Katherine White (Mark Watson). Nana of Sonja (Cory), Nicholas (Bo-Rayanne), Addison (Kayla), Nicole (Jonathan), Penny (La-Nai), Kaitlyn (Owen), Meaghan (Yvan), Courtney, and Spencer (Becky). Alice was also the Great-Nana to 13 great grandchildren: Jaeger, Dominic, Bentley, Benjamin, Cadence, Jordyn, Carson, Emmett, Marissa, Connor, Abigail, Lincoln, and Ruby.

After the passing of her beloved husband Fred, she spent many years enjoying travel, social events and companionship with Alan Capstick. We thank the Capstick family for keeping her in their thoughts these past years. She was raised in the Dillon area on the shores of Georgian Bay. Alice got to enjoy the views of the Big Sound in her last weeks here with us. She was curious about the world, always breaking out the atlas to learn where every place was. But she loved “her” Georgian Bay the most, calling it the most beautiful place on earth. Alice was a creative and thoughtful crocheter. Hundreds of crocheted Christmas balls and trees adorn Christmas displays across the country, a beautiful tribute to her skills and dedication to her hobby. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A visitation will be held at Logan’s Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound on Saturday, January 13th from 11:00 – 12:30, with memories of Alice being shared at 12:30, followed by a light lunch. Hillcrest Cemetery spring internment.

I am sitting by the Bay watching a beautiful sailboat leave the shore. As I watch, it gradually gets smaller and eventually disappears over the horizon. At first, I mourn my loss. Then I realize that, just over the horizon, someone is happily shouting: “Here she comes!”

In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or Cottage Paws Rescue (donations by cheque or e-transfer to [email protected]), or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Cheryl, Kathy, Dan, Doug and families- my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a beautiful lady and cherish all your wonderful memories of her. Hugs to all.

-Beth Brown

My condolences to Kathy and family. Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady. Hoping your memories of her will help as you go through this now and in the times to come.

-Cindy Profit

I am so sad for the loss of my "Auntie Alice." Although in these last years regrettably I did not see her, I will always remember when I did see her being told about how she loved seeing my big blue eyes looking up at her when I was a baby. I'll always remember the Motel and my Aunt letting me drink as much fountain pop as I wanted no matter what Mom and Dad said. I'll remember swimming in the pool when she and "Mr. Al" lived off of Browns Line in Etobicoke. I'll remember eating chips staring in a hypnotic state at that lamp she had with the lady in the middle and it looked like it was raining. This is when she lived in the apartment on Dixie Road. (The same complex as Baba). Thoughts to all of my cousins. Thanks for the great memories "Auntie Alice." Rest in peace.

-Darrin Sayewich

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother. May GOD give you and your family the strength during this difficult time.

-Nellie Henriquez

Sending sincere condolences to Kathy, Dan and family on the passing of Grandma Alice. We remember her with her thoughtful, creative handiwork shared with our family throughout those years. Hoping that wonderful memories will comfort you and keep you close. Take good care of one another.

-Patti and Doug Capstick

My condolences to the family in the loss of Cousin Alice. Although we have not seen each other for many years as I am in Manitoba and she in Ontario, I have fond memories of Cousin Fred picking me up in Toronto where I was training in 1971 and taking me to Britt to visit them for 2 days. She and Fred and the family made the long trip to my wedding in Winnipeg in 1975. Great memories of times spent together. Rest in Peace Alice.

-Curt Denysiuk

Our Condolences to the family, we were both raised in Carling Township and knew Alice & Fred quite well. She will be greatly missed.

-Terry & Ruth Little

Dan and family: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mum. May happy memories brighten your day.

-Joan Dempsey

Our deepest sympathy to Doug, Dan, Cheryl & Kathy and your families. We are deeply sorry for your loss of your dear Mother. Love and blessings to each of you at this difficult time.
Alice will be missed by many and she leaves behind a legacy of fond memories for all of you. “Memories are forever.”

-Cousin Donna (Ramsay) & John McGill

A memory popped up today of my father and I thought of Alice and wondered about her, I did a search to find that she had passed away, so sad to hear this, my condolences to her family. I did appreciate the care Alice gave my father in the years they spent together until his passing in 2011.

-Peter Kupovics