October 13, 1968 - March 25, 2019
SANDRA MARLENE AMMETER
Sandra passed away peacefully on March 25, 2019 with her family by her side, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Sandra was born in Trenton, ON to Edward and Mary (Polly) Moore, and big sister Suzanne.
As her Dad was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Air Force), the family moved 16 times over the course of her childhood. With each move came new places to adjust to and an opportunity to make new friends at school, which she did easily. She completed high school in Portage la Prairie, MB and the family moved to Winnipeg soon after. There she completed the Administrative Secretary course at Red River College which provided her with a solid foundation for her career in various administrative roles. Over her career, she was employed at D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy Clinic, Westfair Foods, General Motors Defence Division/Cormer Group, Polywest and by the RM of Headingley. Being able to find employment in Headingley was a blessing as it afforded her more time to devote to her family and connect in the community.
In 1992, Sandra met Tim and an incredible bond was formed. Sandra really liked Tim and was excited to learn that he lived in the big white house on the highway that she had long admired with her family when driving from Portage to Winnipeg. However, it was really Tim that sealed the deal and they were married on June 21, 1997, holding their reception on the front lawn of her new in-law’s house.
Sandra and Tim purchased a home in Headingley where they raised their two children, Tyler and Megan. Her creativity and unparalled organizational skills made her house a home, one where friends and family are always welcome. Holidays and special occasions are always marked with neatly decorated cookies and cakes, and special activities for the kids’ birthdays. She loved trips to Clear Lake, Minaki, and Grand Forks with family and friends and was fortunate to be able to travel to Newfoundland again in 2015, where her parents were raised and many family members still reside.
Sandra’s positivity, ready laugh and smile were always there even in the toughest of times and her sense of humor always made everyone’s day better. There was always a twinkle in her eye to go with the mischievous smile and her fun personality. She was quick to make friends and her kindness and caring was evident in all of her relationships. Although the last few years have been incredibly difficult, she managed her illness with incredible bravery, grace and a positive attitude.
Rest easy dear friend, we will miss you always.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Tim, son Tyler, daughter Megan, mother Polly, sister Suzanne Singh (Vidya), and niece and nephews, Serena, Joseph and William Singh. She will be dearly missed by her in-laws Jean and Raymond, sisters-in-law Shelley Heinz (Doug) and Maureen (Tony Dyck) along with her nephew and niece Andrew and Morgan Heinz. Sandra was predeceased by her father Ed in 1997.
With much gratitude, we thank her medical team, Dr. Patricia Harris, the Home Care Nurses, cousin Diana Arnal (Nuclear Medicine department), and the many other doctors, nurses and staff at the Grace Hospital, HSC, Victoria Hospital and Cancer Care. Your excellent care and understanding helped her through this journey. As well, many thanks are extended to the staff of the RM of Headingley, the Taillieu family, and staff of Taillieu Construction for their unwavering support and understanding. And, to the countless family and friends who visited, called, sent cards, messages, or food, your support has been invaluable to Sandra, Tim, Tyler, and Megan, and we thank you.
A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th at the Headingley Community Centre, located at 5353 Portage Ave, Headingley, Manitoba. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those wishing to honour Sandra’s memory, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation at 1160-675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB.
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