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Born: Aug 23, 1940

Date of Passing: Sep 09, 2020

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Born: August 23, 1940
Date of Passing: September 9, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sandra Cassie, age 80, of Winnipeg, MB on September 9, 2020, at the St. Boniface Hospital.
She is survived by her sons, Jim (Ann-Louise) of Canmore and Dave (Sherri) of Toronto. As well, she was Nana to six grandchildren, Aidan, Tyra, Tait, Ryan, Nate and Quinn. In addition, she is survived by several Johnson siblings, Ted, Audrey, Jim, Randy, Karen, Roger and Sonia, along with numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Sandra was predeceased by her parents, Byron and Elsie, sister Lyla, brother Alvin and her beloved husband, William (Bill) Cassie (2008).
Sandra grew up near Amaranth, MB on the west side of Lake Manitoba. She and Bill were married in 1961 at St. Paul's United Church in Winnipeg. They then lived across Saskatchewan and Alberta with sons, Jim born in 1962 and Dave in 1964. After their return to Winnipeg in 1966, Sandra and Bill settled down to married life, living in River Heights in Winnipeg and their cottage at Laurentia Beach. The focus was on family events including parties and dinners at the home and bonfires, horseshoe games and frog catching at the cottage, where many great memories were formed. Nana loved playing cards with the grandkids, weeding the garden and collecting flowers and plants. Sandra had recently been residing at The Waverley and Rosewood Residences over the last few years.

She was a gentle soul filled with love,
warmth, fun and as her middle name
states, "Grace". We will miss her forever.

Given self-distance restrictions in place, a Celebration of Life may be held in the future.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I know that Mrs. Cassie had a lovely soul, a beautiful smile, and a mischievous gentle laugh coupled with a great sense of humour. I remember sitting in fun conversations in her kitchen on Borebank; Sandra was always welcoming. While visiting in Calgary she had a keen interest in learning about alternative health; this was the last time we spoke and I found the conversations engaging and informative. It was always a pleasure seeing her. Mrs. Cassie will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Donna Franz (friend of the family ) on: Oct 26, 2020

  • So sad to here of Sandra’s passing. Bill and I met through BMO in Winnipeg. Our paths crossed several years later in Regina. Bill and Sandra were a great couple. Sandra and I shared a date – March 31st, 1962. We were both in the “Grey Nuns” Hospital, Regina – she had Jim and I had my son, Gregory. The last time we touched base was in 2008 when Bill passed. Lois (Banks) Mayor - Posted by: Lois (Banks) Mayor (friend) on: Oct 08, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Sandra’s entire family. She was a beautiful lady who spent one winter with us in Amaranth while attending high school. Her memory will remain with me forever. - Posted by: Dennis Isfeld (Friend ) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • My condolences to you Jim, Ann Louise and family. So sorry to her of the your mom’s passing Jim! I met your mom on a few occasions, while she was visiting you guys. She seem like such a sweet and happy lady. I was with her, Ann Louise and Tyra getting our nails painted. She was laughing and having fun with both Ann Louise and Tyra. Cherish your special memories of and with her. Thinking of all of you, during this difficult time. Love Holly, Ron and Haley - Posted by: Holly Abel (Friend ) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • Have tons of found memories of Aunty Sasa growing up with our family’s getting together out at StLaurent Jim & David Jordon & Darren Lots of Games and fun Yahtzee , sail boat , kids guest bunk house also mini Golf basement Shuffle board. Very Sad for your loss David & Jim Lots of Love Jordon & Tannis - Posted by: Jordon Vinette (Long time family friend ( Aunty Sasa )) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • Very nicely written message of remembrance. Sending the family many blessings. Sandra was indeed a loving person, who so loved and enjoyed her family, and took pride in her growing grandchildren. Her warmth and good nature will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Shirley Loeppky (Family Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • This is a beautiful obituary for a beautiful woman. You are right to lift up her name Grace, as she was every bit of that. I light a candle today for what the loss of her life means in yours. Warmest to all of you, Marlene - Posted by: Marlene Schellenberg (Family friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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