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Sandra McKinnon

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On June 4, 2012 @ 2:28 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 35 Comments

Sandra McKinnon

Sandra passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012 after a valiant fight. She will be remembered for her gorgeous gardens, her grace and enduring beauty.  Sandra has been the central force in our family and will be greatly missed by all.

She leaves behind Jamie, David (Chan) and Christina and her grandchildren Darcy and Lyla, plus extended family and great friends.

Sandra was born in England, raised in India, schooled in Scotland and lived all of her adult life in Canada with her beloved Ed who passed away in 2011.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a service to celebrate Sandra’s life in her garden (72924A Airport Line, Hensall) on Friday, June 8th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating.

Donations to St. Elizabeth Health Care (Huron County) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Anyone wishing to send flowers, please have them delivered to 72924A Airport Line, Hensall.

Sandra McKinnon

Condolences for the family of “Sandra McKinnon”

Condolence from Chuck & Pam Ross on June 4th, 2012 3:14 PM

Jamie & Chan,

Never have we seen anyone so brave in their fight against cancer. Your Mom was amazing throughout this past year and she is going to be greatly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know her and call her friend.

Chuck & Pam

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

Condolence from Maureen ( Skip ) Wood on June 4th, 2012 4:24 PM

My deepest Sympathy to Jamie & Chan, & also to the Bayley Family ( Adrian, Cass , Gresh & Nic )
She was a great Lady & will be missed.

Condolence from Evelyn Steckle Vincent on June 4th, 2012 4:27 PM

To Sandra’s family,
SIncere sympathy. She was such a great lady. So glad we hugged the last time we spoke. I will miss her.

Condolence from Mary Keenan on June 4th, 2012 4:41 PM

Jamie & Chan,
we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.
She was such a beautiful friendly woman and we are going to miss her dearly.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
The staff at McDonalds

Condolence from Sharon Rau on June 4th, 2012 4:46 PM

Jamie & Chan:

Your Mother was an amazing, strong, thoughtful person. She always appreciated every little thing anyone would do for her and was sure to let you know. I feel very lucky to have known her and wish it could have been for a much longer time. I will miss her gentle, caring smile.


Condolence from Sandra Johnson on June 5th, 2012 7:38 AM

Dear family

My sincere sympathy goes out to all of Sandras’ family. Sandra was a wonderful and sincere woman and I enjoyed immensely our coffee time together on the week-ends. I truly will miss our fun time conversations with her. I was so pleased to have met the boys Jamie and Chad.at AJ’s occasionally. Cass, you need to be mentioned with all the great work you did for Sandra.

My heart and prayers go out to all of you

Sandra Johnson

Condolence from Greg & Brenda Dayman & Family on June 5th, 2012 9:30 AM

Chan, Christina, Darcy, Lyla, Jamie & Lorna
Adrian, Cass, Nic & Gresh
So sorry for yr Loss…Sandra was such a kind beautiful Woman!!Besides being related to you all…she was also I know, a Dear Friend!! Think’n of you All….
Greg, Brenda & Family

Condolence from Cass & Adrian on June 5th, 2012 10:33 AM

We have lost a giant cornerstone in our family who was also our neighbour and great friend. Somehow the memories will sustain us but we will miss Sandra always. Cass & Adrian

Condolence from Jo-Anne Dinney Hodgins on June 5th, 2012 10:56 AM

Remembering this woman of grace.
So gentle and so loving to all she met.
My prayers are with you at this time.
Blessings, Jo-Anne

Condolence from John and Elsie on June 5th, 2012 11:11 AM

Jamie and Chan,

We were so sorry to lose our dear friend Sandra. she will be missed by all who had the priveledge of knowing her, especially us as she was our very special friend.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

God bless.

Condolence from Jane (McKinnon) and Mark Dalton on June 5th, 2012 11:14 AM

Jamie, Chan and Christina,

Our hearts go out to you. Sandra was a lovely, charming and beautiful woman all of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was so very proud of her lovely family.

We shall miss her greatly.

With love,
Jane, Mark, Evan and Rebecca

Condolence from Janice & Mike Cassidy on June 5th, 2012 11:35 AM

Dear Family,
Our condolences to all of the family. Mike & I had the opportunity to meet Sandra last August, and what an impact she made on us. She was the most graceful, gentle, brave and loving Lady that I had ever met. From that day on, Sandra was in my daily prayers. May she rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.

Condolence from Lorna Tetro on June 5th, 2012 11:44 AM

From the match maker who put the love birds together 50 plus years ago. You have been part of my life from the time you were 14 years old with your blonde pigtails and freckles. I can’t imagine my life without you in it. – Lorna

Condolence from Andrea (Goddard) Simons and family on June 5th, 2012 12:09 PM

Jamie & Chan,

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with both of you. Your mother was a wonderful woman and a beautiful person, someone my mom (Heather) told my sister and I all about.

I hope you find comfort in your memories and wish you strength at this difficult time.

Condolence from Dawn Bates Klaver on June 5th, 2012 12:38 PM

My deepest sympathy to all of Sandra’s family and friends.

Sandra was always such a delight to be around. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. She made you feel so special when you were around her. I am truly blessed to have known such a beautiful, gracious absolutely wonderful woman. You will be greatly missed Sandra. xo


Condolence from Nic Bayley on June 5th, 2012 1:29 PM

Aunt Sandra was an absolute critical part in my childhood memories. My entire life I have had her support and love. She has inspired me with her grand tales of life experiences and has lived vicariously through our recent stories of world adventures, Your fight was unbelievable and just puts the stamp on what an incredible woman you were. With a heavy heart I bid you farewell Sandra, rest easy now. I’ll always remember you.

Thank you for your friendship.
Nicolas Bayley

Condolence from Marnie Wei on June 5th, 2012 1:39 PM

Sandra – my dear friend, I could never forget our wonderful trip, your smiles; and sense of humor, love leaves memories no one can steal. Goodbyes are not the end, simply means I will miss you, you were my Princess forever.
Chan and Jamie , I am sorry for your lost, she was a loving mother and great friend

Condolence from Gina Cali on June 5th, 2012 2:08 PM

Chan & Jamie,

I cherish the memories of all the family gatherings we shared with your Sandra. I am so grateful she was strong enough to join us this past Christmas.
My girls enjoyed her company and knew that when they shared their stories with her, she was listening and cared very much.
We will miss her forever!

Condolence from Denise, Bill, Victoria & John on June 5th, 2012 2:30 PM

Dear Chan, Christina, Darcy & Lyla & Jamie. Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Your mom & grandma was a very special lady & will always be remembered. I will pray to our Almighty Lord to give you courage & strength & may you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from Cindy Taylor on June 5th, 2012 3:00 PM

My deepest sympathy to Jamie, Chan and families. Also to Cass and Adrian, Nic and Gresh.

I didn’t really get to know Sandra until after Ed passed away.
My daily mail run gave me the opportunity for a quick visit to discuss the weather, gardening and fish pond tips and tricks, while I dropping off her mail.
Always appreciative and gracious. A true fighter, never complaining in her adversity. I am sorry I didn’t have more time to hear her interesting life story.
She will be missed at Peckerwood.

Cindy Taylor

Condolence from David (Chan) on June 5th, 2012 5:22 PM

I don’t even know where to begin when thanking our family and friends. Thank you to the Bayley family. Cass, you have been our Gibraltar. We would be completely lost without you. Ade, your English practicality, love of family and concern for Sandra’s garden for her ceremony, are thoroughly appreciated.
Heather, nothing but hugs and thanks for your bedside manner, and loving friendship during the final days.
And my Christina, my love, you have been essentially a single parent for 8 months and I cannot thank you enough for all your support through this emotional ride. I think we need a holiday baby.
See you all Friday

Condolence from Jim Cooke on June 5th, 2012 5:24 PM

My Aunt Sandra,

A beautiful young woman in the eyes of a little boy; became an amazing woman, married my favorite uncle Eddie, and they demonstrated to all of us a true life-long loving relationship. Mother to 2 terrific Sons, who have been my life-long friends. A lovely laugh, good-natured all the way along. A Cornerstone of this Amazing Family. Hard to believe, and difficult to manage this reality. Will always be a role model to me for her strength, grace and courage…..God Bless Sandy, as God graced us with you..!

Condolence from Joann Galati on June 5th, 2012 6:55 PM

My heartfelt condolence to the family. Sandra has made the world a better place. Always a smile, ready to help all and a welcoming home. Her gardens were beautiful and I believe demonstrated her love of life. I will miss her. Joann galati

Condolence from Erin & Quinn on June 6th, 2012 9:01 AM

Aunt Sandra will forever be remembered as a strong, independent, and loving woman who inspired us all. Her love of nature and honest approach to life and relationships will remain in our hearts. Our lives have been enriched by her.

Condolence from Heather Goddard on June 6th, 2012 11:13 AM

Elegance “a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste”

The first time I met Sandra she was in her beloved garden coordinating a magnificent color array of nature’s beauty. She wore knee high rubber boots, well used garden gloves, pearls and her spectacular diamonds that Uncle Eddie had given her. She was the epitome of elegance and I knew I would always love her.

Rest in peace Sandra.


Condolence from FLORENCE CALI on June 6th, 2012 12:32 PM

Chan, Jamie and all the family.

My heart felt condolences go out to you at this sad time

I have known dear Sandra for several years now, and always found her to be sincere and very kind, always having a big welcoming smile whenever we met. Having both come from England we had much in common. During one of our many conversations we discovered that we had both worked in the same area at the same time, many year ago.

Her presence will be greatly missed at our family Christmas gatherings where she so enjoyed being with her grandchildren, Darcy and Lyla.

It was a great pleasure to know you Sandra and the memories will live on.


Condolence from Hilda and Jacques on June 6th, 2012 7:02 PM

Chan and Jamie and family
” And She walks in grace and beauty”, is a line in a song that whenever I heard it I always thought of your Mom. What a truly remarkable woman she was. Remembering all the wonderful times and chats I had with her, always making me feel loved and giving me a laugh. Walking me through her gardens, telling me the names of different flowers and plants bringing me back in time to when my Grandfather did the same. So calm, so enriching, we will always have an empty spot in our hearts. Our lives would not have been the same having not known Aunt Sandra!
Love to you both.

Condolence from Alison Perrin on June 7th, 2012 6:58 AM

We are thinking of you and grieving for you; please accept our sincere condolences.

Sandy was my terrific tennis partner and gardening buddy and a great friend. I have missrd her here in France and I’ll always miss her.

With much love,

Alison and Burt

Condolence from Horst and Margaret Theis on June 7th, 2012 9:45 AM

Jamie and Chan,

Sorry that I cannot attend Sandra’s celebration of life, for health reasons.
My big sister brought me to the boat forCanada. In Canada I found Sandra, and adopted her as my “big sister”. She was an advisor, supporter, but above all a genuine, dependable friend and a lovely lady. Margaret and I, while missing her are most grateful for having known her and having shared many moments of joy with her.
To the family goes our sincere sympathy.

Horst and Margaret Theis

Condolence from Vera Lazic on June 7th, 2012 12:35 PM

My sincere sympathy to you Cass, to the rest of the family and to everybody who loved Sandra.
She was a dear friend.
I shall miss her smiling face, her beautiful voice and our laughter togather,mostly on our account.
She will be always in my heart and my memories.

Condolence from E.S. Miller on June 7th, 2012 1:05 PM

To Sandra’s Family: Bill and I met Sandra and Ed several years ago through our dear friends, Elsie and John. It was as though we had known them forever. We were so comfortable in their company. Many a laugh was had.

I always admired Sandra, she was the essence of what a lady should be. So elegant and so warm.

I wil miss our visits and chats (mostly about German Shepherd dogs). What a wonderful lady. I feel so very priviledged to have been able to call her my friend.

Betty Miller

Condolence from Debbie Thompson on June 7th, 2012 4:02 PM

Sandra was such an inspiration to me, what a lady she was. Monica my mother in law would take me to visit Sandra & Eddie at their beautiful Toronto home. I especially loved Sandra’s passion for gardening, her gardens were stunning. Seeing her lovely face in her straw hats, she would always tell me how I should protect my face from the sun. Kiska, the German Shepard was a treat as well. Sandra’s kind & generous spirit will be missed by us all. She loved Chan & Jamie so much and was very proud of them and their families. We will miss you Sandra. My condolences to all.

Condolence from Lauren McKinnon on June 10th, 2012 7:33 AM

Jamie, Chan and family

We were so very sad to hear the news of your beautiful mother. Our hearts go out to you and all our family in the Hensall area. My family always enjoyed our visits over the years. Your mother warmly welcomed us with an open heart, and l loved the walks we had together in her amazing garden.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lauren (Thunder Bay)

Condolence from Anna McKinnon on June 10th, 2012 11:58 PM

James & Chan

Your mother Sandra was a very special woman and the two of you were her world! Although I was not able to visit with her this past year, I thought of her often and vividly remember the profound love and respect she had for the two of you- Afterall, most conversations we shared began with how proud she was of her boys. You both shared a connection with your “mum” that nobody could match- Allow that bond and memories get you through this difficult time.

Sandra, rest assured that I will always be a best friend to Jamie.
May you rest in peace and my love to Ed.

Condolence from Meredith Slemko on June 27th, 2012 10:56 PM

Thinking of you Sandra…You were an elegant and beautiful woman who was admired by all. Your spirit will live with your family and friends forever.

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