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MAURER – Sandra Gayle (nee Glanville)

June 6, 1965– October 29, 2009

Sandra Gayle Maurer, beloved wife of Randy Charles Maurer and mother of Blake (8), and Gavin (5), died on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 44 years.

Sandra was born on June 6, 1965 at the Grace Hospital in Calgary. Sandra taught for twenty-two years, through which she touched the lives of her many former students in Nanton, Claresholm, and Calgary. Sandra was a blessing and a gift to those who knew her; she will be sorely missed and never forgotten by those who loved her most.

Besides her loving husband Randy and her devoted children, Blake and Gavin, Sandra is also survived by her parents, Walt and Irma Glanville; sister Janet (James) Furseth; father and mother- in-law, Jim and Georgette Maurer; brothers-in-law, Bruce (Rena) Maurer and their children, Katie, Matthew, Victoria (Mike) Hutchinson, and their children; and Brian (Silvana) Maurer and their children, Megan, Jake and Sydney. Sandra is also remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues, and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Berthold Wenzel in 1983 and Leonard Glanville in 1997.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100, 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary AB T3H 3C8 Telephone: (1-888) 884-2232 or to one of Sandra’s favourite teaching programs, Project Read, Box 1555, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0 Telephone: 403-652-9533 or 403-625-4997.

In living memory of Sandra Maurer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Patty and Terry Atkinson :

    Dear Randy, Blake, Gavin, Irma, Walt and Janet,
    We were saddened to hear of Sandra’s death, and can not imagine your overwhelming grief. May knowing that others care and will always fondly remember Sandra help to ease your sorrow now. May your future soon be filled with wonderful warm memories of happier times together, and may your pain be replaced with satisfaction for the time you had together. We will never understand why these tragic things happen, but we can be comforted by knowing that the time we had together was spent in the best way possible. Pride yourselves in knowing that you enriched Sandra’s life as much as she enriched yours.

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  2. Cheryl, Shaun, Angie and Sophie Doolan :

    Randy, Blake and Gavin – your Mom was truly wonderful and will be missed so much for so many things. We will miss her smile and laughter and enthusiasm for Halloween.
    xo The Doolans

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  3. James Aitchison :

    I am thinking about the loss of a light in this world. For all of us that were lucky enough to be a part of Sandra’s sphere of influence, shine your light brighter so that the world is not diminished and remembers what she added.

    Sandra you were a trusted friend and a treasured colleague and a gift to all you came in contact with. My deepest sympathies.

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  4. Dear Randy, Blake and Gavin- Difficult days come unexpectedly, we cannot plan for them neither can we prepare for how they will affect us. I pray that the Lord in His mercy will reach down from on high and take a hold of you all in His loving arms. I pray that you will sense His presence with you and comfort you at this time of need. God bless you and grant you his peace that passeth all understanding in Jesus Name…Amen

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  5. Grant & Jen Burnett :

    I would like your family to know what a truly special woman your wife, mother, daughter and sister was. She taught my oldest son and always managed to find the good in him even when others didn’t. Logan had always thought that she was one of the best teachers he had ever had. When we lost our son 4 years ago she was one of the first that we heard from and had some very touching and enlightening things to tell us about him. She had such a good heart and and had a very large impact on the students and their families that she taught. We feel very grateful to have had a chance to meet her. Please accept my family’s sincerest condolences. She will be very missed by all of us. Our hearts go out to you all, especially to her children.

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  6. Susan Ensminger :

    I was fortunate to have Sandra as my practicum teacher at the middle school in Claresholm. She was an amazing Math teacher and I learnt so much being in her classroom. Sandra’s enthusiam radiated to the students and she was so positive and fun. I am grateful for her advice and will fondly remember Sandra always. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, two young boys and family.

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  7. Mrs. Maurer, was a wonderful teacher. She will be greatly missed by everyone. She always brought joy, and was loved by everyone. So sorry for the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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  8. I am very shocked and sorry to hear of Sandra’s sudden death. I met her once at Ernest Morrow Junior High School. She was very friendly and kind to me as the new school nurse. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May God give you strength to deal with this tragedy.

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  9. Lori, Bill, Kendra and Alex Rowe :

    Mr. Maurer and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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  10. Dolli Peers (Schneider) :

    Walt & Irma,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Sandra. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Dolli Peers (Schneider)

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  11. My sincere condolences, to you and your family for your loss.

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  12. Pauline and Hugh Dempsey :

    It is with deep sorrow that we offer our condolences to your family. May God be with you all.

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  13. Bill and Fran Lees :

    Dear Randy, Blake, Gavin, Irma, Walt, Janet and James:
    Sandra grew from a “bonny” baby to a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and teacher. She will remain in our hearts forever.
    Love, Bill, Fran, Linda, Audrey, Maureen and families

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  14. Mr. and Mrs. Fraser :

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Sandra was our daughter, Tiffany’s homeroom teacher in Claresholm and also taught our two boys. She was adored by the kids and as parents we always found her very approachable and very helpful. We thank God for the positive impact she had on not just on our kids but the other kids and parents as well in the community.
    We pray that God will sustain you as you go through this very difficult time.

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  15. Jim & Loralie Dewar :

    Janet & James, Walt & Irma, Randy, Blake and Gavin:

    Sending deep and heartfelt sympathy, and wishing you eveything you need to get through this difficult time.

    Memory is a special place in our hearts where we can find comfort in the treasured thoughts of those we hold dear…may your memories bring you comfort.

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  16. Irma,
    I was so sorry to hear of Sandra’s death. My sincerest thoughts of care and support are with you and your family.
    Carol

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  17. Candy Hildebrand and Pat Struth :

    Dear Randy, Blake and Gavin,

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Sandra’s passing. She was a dear friend and colleague. Remember that we care deeply about each of you.

    Peace, prayers and blessings,
    Candy and Pat

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  18. Barbara Zimmer :

    Randy and your boys, Jim and Georgette, Bruce and Family and Brian And Family,

    My deepest condolences to you all. I was so sad to hear of Sandra’s passing and know what a shock this is for you all. I hope you will find strength in each other. I have been thinking of you all week and pray that time will soften the loss you feel right now.

    Take Care
    All my love
    Barbara

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  19. Laurie Lunseth-Bassano Golf Course :

    Please accept my sincere sympathies to the whole Maurer family on your loss. God Bless!

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  20. Debbie MacDonald (Sieben) :

    To the entire Maurer family,

    Randy, my heart goes out to you during this incredibly difficult time. I know that you have a very supportive family to help you and the boys cope with your loss. May you always be comforted by your special memories of Sandra.

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  21. Rich & Diane Hirsekorn :

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We hope your precious memories of your time together will lessen your sorrow. May perpetual light shine upon her. In deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

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  22. Alphonse Botros :

    For the short time I got to know Sandra I will always remember her smile that was on her face at all times and her love to teaching and her students. Sandra will be missed lots by all of us at Morrow and especially by the ones that were close to her and for sure I will miss her too.. may the lord rest your soul and help all the family and friends that she left behind.
    God bless

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  23. Carmela and Tony Tiberio :

    Randy, Brain and Silvana,
    we were very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathies to you and all your family.
    Carmela and Tony Tiberio and family.

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  24. Carolyn Smallbones (Fleming) :

    Janet,
    I was so sorry to learn of Sandra’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

    My sister Sheelagh and I attended school with both of you .

    Carolyn, kids: Sarah and Thomas

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  25. Chantel Cutter :

    omg, mrs maurer… was the best teacher i’ve ever had… at ERNEST MORROW JUNIOR HIGH! <3 i miss her soo much!!! she was my homeroom teacher and everyone at school misses her… its not the same without her loving smile! :'(

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  26. Ali Dgheish :

    By far the best teacher i had, whenever I had troubles in math or was confused on the topic she would be more then happy to help me. This amazing lady had one major goal, and that was to make sure all of her students were successful. I remember the last class I had with her. Her smile is one thing I will never forget. To this day I still remember your face. Your in a better place now – God Bless

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  27. BLAKE MAURER :

    Mom I miss you.

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