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Born: May 11, 1956

Date of Passing: Aug 31, 2019

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During the early morning hours of August 31, 2019, Sandra Staples passed away at the age of 63, after a long running battle with cancer.
Born in Yorkshire, England on May 11, 1956, Sandra moved to Winnipeg, Canada with her parents and sister at an early age. She was well known among her friends for her passion for life and her desire to make the most of it. For many years she worked with and helped troubled youth through Macdonald Youth Services, it is impossible to gauge how many young people she helped.
At her side when she passed away was her partner of 18 years, Renee Antoski, whom she "Loved to the moon and back!" She was predeceased by her niece Catherine Anne and father Maurice. Left to cherish her memory are her wife Renee and her three boys, along with their families, Jonny (Karleigh), Matt (Raphaela), and Joel, all of whom affectionately referred to Sandra as Momma 2; her mother Freda; older sister Sheelagh; nephew Clifford (Alex), along with their family and the family members still living in England.
A celebration of Sandra's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at Desjardins Funeral Home, 357 Desmeurons Street.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of the Riverview Health Centre for their care during Sandra's last days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

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Publish Date: Sep 7, 2019


Peacefully, Sandra Staples passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 63.
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Desjardins Funeral Home

Publish Date: Sep 4, 2019

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 04, 2019, Sep 07, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My Love Everyday I think of you and miss you.Our time was cut short ,however you left me with memories I will never forget.Your laughter,soft voice, patience and the Love we have for each other will never die. Until we see each other again,My Sandy,To The Moon and Back Forever Yours Renee xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - Posted by: Renee Antoski (Wife) on: May 06, 2020

  • My condolences to the family, met Sandy and Rene at the Marigold's on Osborne, had many a good laugh. R.I.P my friend. xo Darlene - Posted by: darlene (friend) on: Sep 25, 2019

  • My prayers and thoughts go out to her mom, sister and her partner. I have many happy thoughts when I think of Sandra. I am so sorry. Carlo Macario (Calgary) - Posted by: Carlo Macario (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • Sheelagh, my deepest sympathies to you and your family, as well as Renee and her family, on Sandra’s passing. I had only met Sandra a few times, but could see how much you meant to each other as sisters. Rest In Peace, Sandra Allison Marion - Posted by: Allison Marion (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • I have always had fond memories of times with Sandra.... We got into lots of trouble and had lots of fun doing it ! Rest in Peace my old friend. My thoughts go out to your family and loved ones. - Posted by: Tanis Clarke (School friend) on: Sep 06, 2019

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