In Memory Of SANFORD, Susan


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Susan Sanford
Born February 11th 1948, it’s with much sadness that our sister Susan Margaret Sanford of Montreal left this earth March 22, 2019 from a heart attack.
As a woman with a strong will and character, her wishes were to have the least amount of fanfare with a simple cremation already conducted by Kane and Fetterly.
Sisters Dale (Jacques), Barbara Watt, and Cheryl Sanford. She was predeceased by her mother Mildred Sanford (nee Williams) and her father Gordon Allan Sanford. She is also predeceased by brother-in-law Larry Watt. Susan also leaves many nieces and nephews and spouses: Sue-Lynda Bate (nee Gratton) (Howard), Shane Watt (Kristin), Chantal Swayze (nee Watt). Susan also left behind great nieces and nephews Daysia and Cash Swayze, Ella and Mayah Bate, Milla and Amity Watt.
She was an avid camper and spent many days and weeks with her sister Cheryl and friends at the camper. She also enjoyed building the family tree and did much research in genealogy to achieve a great Sanford book as well for the Browns, the Williams and the Gratton’s. She loved her large collection of elephants.

Messages for the Family of SANFORD, Susan

From: Sue-Lynda Bate

It's no secret you were always my favourite Auntie and the news of your passing is a grief I haven't really experienced. Who knew my partial namesake would turn out to be so true. Of all the sisters, you and I shared a lot of similarities. Fiercely independent, loyal, generous & some fire and fury, as well! I have so many memories of you in my life and now we have so many memories of you in my girl's lives, too. You were a wonderful Aunt and really great, Great Aunt. You knew me and you absolutely knew my girls. No small feat considering we've never lived in the same place. A testament to the importance of family. Who's going to call to checkup on me when my folks are off jet-setting? ;) A grown woman with a family of her own but you still had my back. It was always you! My heart aches with your passing but I am choosing to trust you are at peace and finally free. I hope you have a mai-tai in one hand & a tin of homemade butter-tarts in the other. Oh how we loved you. XO
From: Linda Wightman

I met Sue 55 years ago when we were both usherettes at the Seville Theatre. We had fun times then and into our twenties, camping, driving to Florida, shopping in Plattsburgh, going to the beach near Cornwall and so many other things. You were my bridesmaid, looked after my children and remained in my life even after I moved to Toronto. We could always pick up the phone and chat like we had seen each other yesterday. I will miss you Sue! I know you are at peace and without pain. I treasure memories of our long friendship and I imagine Elvis singing to you. Ken and I send condolences to Dale & Jacques, Barb, Cheryl and Sue’s nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.