It is with sadness we announce Sandra’s passing at the Morris Hospital after a brief time with cancer. Sandra is survived by her son David, daughter Diane (Blair Baete), sisters Karen (Brian Grier) and Delores McLennan and their families. She also leaves brother in-laws Lyall and Barry (Shirley), nieces, nephews, many cousins, and loving friends.
Sandra was predeceased by her husband Brian and his parents Gordon and Doris Smith, as well as her parents Allan McLennan and Irene Grier. Sandra worked at Great West Life before she married Brian in 1966. They lived on their farm near Emerson where they raised their children and grew fuzzy legged chickens for a hobby, worked with bees, and sold honey as a pastime. Sandra enjoyed her neighbours and valued their friendships. After leaving the farm, Brian & Sandra resided in Emerson at Oakview Manor where they remained close to friends.
Sandra was a lover of all animals. She enjoyed having her afternoon tea and cookie on the step with Reggie. Sandra made many life-long friends. They included Brian’s classmates from university, their beekeeper friends, her pen pal Lil, and the girls from Letellier.
She loved to read and still enjoyed the old black and white movies. She also loved indigenous art and many pieces were displayed in her home. Sandra and Brian were avid Blue Bomber fans and she remained a season ticket holder.
Sandra loved to go camping at Moose Lake and White Lake for a weekend of fishing. For many years Sandra and her girlfriends would get together for their annual trip to Buffalo Point and instead of fishing, trying their luck at the casino. She enjoyed going on trips and would often speak of the time Brian and her rented a mobile home and went west. It was a trip she never forgot.
A private graveside service for the family will be held at Lakeside Cemetery on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Friends and neighbours are invited to the Emerson Complex for lunch and memories with the family at 2:00 P.M.
The family would also like to thank friends and relatives for well wishes and the wonderful nurses and staff of the Morris Hospital for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choice.