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SANDS, Marie “Louise”

July 5, 1933 – Edmonton, Alberta
January 28, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Louise Sands, who passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Louise was born July 5, 1933 in Edmonton and grew up in Morinville, Alberta. She married the love of her life, Syd, on August 28, 1954. After living in Victoria and Vancouver, Syd and Louise settled in Calgary to raise their family. She enjoyed curling, golfing, gardening, dancing and gatherings with her family. Louise was an active member in her church as well as a charter member of the Calgary Winter Club. She spent many years working for Unocal/Chevron before retiring in 1990.

Louise will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses, Myrnie (Ken) Malvin, Debbie (Brian) Kapusianyk, Shelley (Cam) McVeigh and Rob Sands; her grandchildren Candice, Kendra, Taylor, Keenan, Riley and Cody; great-granddaughter Ella; her sister Connie Douziech; brother Paul (Pat) Theriault; and her sister-in-law Myrnie Boyd. Louise was predeceased by her husband Syd on May 27, 2009.

Louise’s family would like to thank the Bethany Riverview – Lakeshore team for their loving care of their Mom.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Private Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Reception to follow at the Calgary Winter Club – Skyline West Room (4611 14th Street NW, Calgary AB).Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Louise Sands, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Philip and Marjorie Moir

    We join with Family and Friends of Louise and Syd, in offering our thoughts and prayers at Louise’s passing. We share memories of Louise, her vivid and loving commitment to family and friends, and timely continuation of her working life.

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  2. Adeline Clements

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was a lovely lady, always a smile, always pleasant, always something nice to say to everyone. We hope the many happy memories you have will help you through this difficult time.
    Adeline and Dave Clements

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  3. To Louise’s family,

    Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your mom.

    Sharon & Mike Boyle

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  4. Myrnie, Deb, Shelley and Rob,
    We were so sad to hear of Auntie Louise’s passing. She was always so cheerful and warm to all of her nieces and nephews. The Boyd cousins have very happy memories of getting together with Uncle Syd and Auntie Louise and our cousins for our combined family celebrations before Christmas, during the summer, at birthdays, for baby showers, etc. Auntie Louise always showed such a genuine interest in all our lives and was such a loving, positive aunt. Her smile would light up the room and she would be sure to connect with everyone and ensure that we felt at home.
    We all hope that the numerous happy memories of Louise’s life as mother, friend, confident, mentor and grandmother will help in your difficult time of grieving.
    I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday with love, Nancy

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  5. Susan (Barry) Schneider

    Myrnie – just wanted to send condolences on the passing of your Mom. Thoughts and prayers.

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  6. ,Myrnie,
    We are very sorry for the loss of your mother.

    Joan and Barry Wershler

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  7. Maureen O’Brien

    So sorry to hear of the passing of this lovely lady. I have many great memories of her, being at their home with my wonderful friend Deb. Never saw her mad or annoyed, always smiling, always a lady. She is at peace now in heaven with her husband Syd. Xox

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  8. Canadian Prairie Chapter, Chevron (Unocal) Retirees Association

    We are saddened to learn of Louise’s Passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Sand’s family

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