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Born: Mar 03, 1938

Date of Passing: Feb 22, 2021

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On Monday, February 22, 2021, Sandra Gagne, known to friends and family as Sandy or Saush, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. At the age of 82 years, she led a full and happy life.
Sandra will will be forever cherished by her son Chris (Jin), her brother Peter (Diane), her nephew Dean (Terra) and niece Breena. She will also be forever remembered by her numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and her dear friends.
Born in Winnipeg on March 3, 1938 to Peter and Mary Kesanko. She grew up in the North End and graduated from St. John's High School. She went on to work at Eaton's, Grinnell and the Municipal Hospitals before becoming a work at home mother. Doting on her only son and her loving husband Jack.
Introduced by her mother, Jack and Sandra married in 1962. In 1967 the happy couple moved to the Riverview area, where they would live the rest of their lives. Sandra loved the neighbourhood and made many lasting friendships in the community over the years. Then in 1969 they welcomed their son Christopher into their lives.
An avid dog-lover, pampering them with love and treats. In turn they idolized her with affection and brought her much joy.
Sandra loved summers at her cottage in Ponemah, creating fond memories with her family and friends. Sitting in a beach chair with her feet in the water, drink in hand, was how she could be found most summer days.
She loved to travel. Cruises in the Caribbean, numerous trips to Las Vegas with Jack and family vacations to Hawaii, BC and California. A couple of years ago she ventured on her last trip abroad with her children Chris and Jin, to Las Vegas to see the Strip one last time.
She had so much love to share and all who knew her felt blessed. Sandra Gagne will be forever remembered and loved.
A celebration of Sandra's life will be held at a later date.
The family suggest memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Humane Society.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO PETER, DIANE AND FAMILY AND CHRISTOPHER AND GIN Sandra was much loved by her Kesanko Family...Uncles, Aunts, Grandparents and Cousins Wayne and Frank Newcross, June Williams and my Husband Don and myself, Joan Lindsay. Sandra was my bridesmaid when I was married in 1957. When we moved to the Okanangan Valley Sandra was among our first visitors along with my Mum and Dad. We managed to keep in touch with Sandra through phone calls, and visits through the years, the last visit in 2012, a reunion of cousins in Winnipeg. Don and I spoke to Sandra a few weeks after Christmas 2019. She was her usual cheerful self. Sandra's passing is a great loss to me. I have so many memories of happy times. Don and I are sending love and fond remembrance to all Kesanko and Marian families wherever you may be in the world. Sincerely, Joan Lindsay (Brisbane, Australia) - Posted by: DCN AND JOAN LINSAY (COUSIN) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I remember Sandy well from my days when living in Riverview. (Over 30 years ago). It was always a pleasure to run into her and have a chat then. We did meet a few times after when I was visiting and she remained the same Sandy-friendly and smiling. I’m glad to have known her. She will be missed. - Posted by: Evelyn Hunter (Friend) on: Mar 03, 2021

  • I am sorry for your loss. Sandra and Jack meant a lot to me. They were always fun and they always treated me with kindness. Sorry to see Sandra pass. She was one in a million. I will remember her always.... - Posted by: George Marian (family) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Chris, Peter and all the rest of the family and their friends. We got to know Sandy through the employees' Social Club functions. Sandra aways had that super infectious smile on her face that would make anybody's day. - Posted by: Walter & Phyllis Blahut (Co-employees with Jack.) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Sandy was a treasure. She was exceptionally kind, loving, caring and a wonderful person to know. She will be deeply missed. Condolences to the family. Auntie Junie and Susan - Posted by: Aunty Junie and Susan (Family ) on: Feb 27, 2021

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