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GERULA – Isobel (Sandy) (nee Sanford)

March 16, 1923 – June 24, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Sandy. Sandy was born in Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba. She moved to Vancouver, B.C. to pursue her career as a registered nurse and it was there that she met her husband Al.

Sandy is survived by her husband al of sixty one years, her children Chris, Shelley (Rick), David (Dominique), her brother Fred Sanford, grandchildren Riel, Daniel, Nicole, Cameron, Kristina, Kim, Mike, Travis and great-grandchildren Ella and Calia. She was predeceased by her son Carey in 2009.

She will be remembered for her very kind, compassionate and giving heart and her unwavering love and caring, for her family and friends. Sandy will be dearly missed by all who knew this amazing woman.

A Memorial Service and a Celebration of her life will be held at the Church of the Nazarene (65 Richard Way S.W.) on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Patton and the staff of two East at the Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre for the wonderful care and love they gave Sandy.

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  1. Julie Hollox Gray :

    Dear Shelley and your family,

    I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was an amazing woman. I have very fond memories of her going all the way back to Brownies and Guides and her testing me on badges and teaching me to knit. She had the patience of a saint! Then at BCHS we’d have long chats and visits and I loved her sense of humour, her openness and understanding. I have a great photo of us at your wedding too. Throughout the years I’d run into her at various places and she always took the time to chat and she showed a genuine interest and caring.
    I was blessed to have known her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


    Julie Hollox Gray

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  2. Al & Anne Brandon :

    Al & family

    Sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all
    of you.
    Take care.


    Al & Anne Brandon

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  3. Marie Beswick-Arthur (Oxford) :

    Having read the obituary and the condolences I can’t help but think of the words, beautiful legacy. May you and your family find peace in the memories of all that she was and all that she did.

    Thinking of you, Marie

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