Sandy passed away suddenly but peacefully while surrounded by family on May 5, 2019 at the age of 64 years.  Sandy is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years Gordon Conrad. Sandy will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Angela (Russ), grandchildren Nolan, Ruby and Presley; daughter Mindy (Adam), grandchildren Eli and Emma; and son Scott (Ivy), grandchildren Quinn, Carson and Maya.

Sandy was affectionately known to most as a “Helper of Mankind” and spent her life caring for others, raising her family, and being a wonderful wife and mother. Her incredible sense of humour lit up any room and her love of music wove the fabric of our lives. She never shied away from hard work and helped build their family home by hand beside her father Bob and husband Gord.

Sandy could often be found elbows deep in the dirt of her magnificent garden or reading the latest bestseller.  An incredible cook, Sandy would often bring care packages of homemade meals to the Ambulance station where Gord worked. Sandy was adored by many who met her, and it was evident within minutes that family was everything to her.

A Celebration of Sandy’s Life will be held at the Beach House, 5109 Cordova Bay Road, on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite animal charity.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Amy-Jade Louie

    My heart goes out to you, Mindy, and your entire family. Thank you for the reminder to be kind and mindful… You are so wise and full of love.

  • Robin

    Sending you all love and light.


    Gord and Family

    Ken and I are so sorry for your loss. We both loved Sandy. We have our memories and will cherish them. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. Love Ken and Donna…

  • Debbie and Gerhard

    We can’t imagine what you must be feeling, but we want you to know that we are just a phone call away. So many wonderful memories that I will hold in my heart. xo

  • Jim MacQueen

    Jim MacQueen


    I’m so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. You will never get ‘over it’, but you will get through it.”

  • Mike Whiles

    Gord and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing, condolences to you all. I still have some pictures of your stag Gord. That was quite a night, hard to believe so many years have passed but I still considered you and Sandy some of my best high school friends. Glad I caught up to you both at least once in the last 45 years at the Claremont reunion. In many ways I wish I had never left the Island and stayed and kept contact with my Childhood Friends; it’s a lot easier for kids these days now with Facebook and all the other ways on the net to keep in touch – how things have changed. Just for the record I have gone full circle and am now living in Nanaimo, after losing my first wife of 37 years in 2013, now remarried to an excellent caring lady and enjoying life. Good Luck to you my Friend.
    Love and Good Wishes to you and your Family.
    Mike Whiles

  • Glenn Wainman

    Gord I am so sorry for the pain you are going through right now. I lost my Pat when she was 64 as well and nothing I knew before that time could have prepared me for the pain I was feeling. I am here for you if you need a walk, talk or whatever you need. Hugs of Peace and Healing Brother
    Glenn and Gail Wainman

  • Gay Patterson

    What a special woman, mother, and wife. I cherish the good memories I have! I’ll see you in rainbows Sam.

  • Joni Drinkwater

    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I hope your fond memories help ease some of your pain.

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