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Born: Jun 18, 1950

Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2021

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June 18, 1950 - September 5, 2021

Sandy James passed away, quietly at home, on September 5, 2021, after a hard fought battle with cancer. After defeating cancer nine years ago it remerged in December 2019, with an all clear in July 2020. Cancer reappeared again in August 2020 with a grim prognosis, but Mom and Dad were able to successfully celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2020 with friends and family.
Mom was born in Winnipeg on Father's Day June 18, 1950 to David and Victoria Finney, her Dad told her she was a great Father's Day gift. After a few years the family moved from St. Charles to Elmwood where she would attend school, make friends and meet her lifelong partner Brian James. They would be married in August 1970 and live and raise their two sons in Winnipeg with a short time in Calgary where they made lasting friendships. After returning to Winnipeg in the 1980s Mom would return to work for the Federal government and would retire after 33 years of service, where Mom made lifelong friends that she would meet regularly.
Mom enjoyed her yearly vacation to the Shuswap area in Sicamous, BC where she would enjoy some summer time fun with the friends made there. In Mom's later years she enjoyed her time spent with her four grandchildren with the most recent one arriving in October 2020.
Sandy leaves behind her husband Brian, of 51 years, her two sons, Colin (Jenna) and Brett (Alysia), and four grandchildren, Adam, Fiona, Audrey and Ivy, as well as Aunt Alice Finney (Winnipeg) and sister Faye Krause (Thunder Bay), along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends from coast to coast.
The family would like to thank the palliative care nurses Lori and Kija, as well as the home care workers for your help and time, it has been appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to CancerCare, Diabetes, Heart and Stroke, Humane Society/Pet Shelter or charity of your own choice.
A private family service and interment will happen at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Brian and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Gone too soon. Our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Gayle Locke and Sandy Kaus (School and family friend) on: Oct 10, 2021

  • I worked with Sandy for many years in Federal Government. She was very kind and had a great sense of humour. She gave me some very good advise long ago and I will never forget it. She will be missed. - Posted by: Suzanne Livingstone (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2021

  • Brian and Family. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Take care and know that we are thinking of you. Tannis and Peter - Posted by: Tannis and Peter Magis (Cousin) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • Brian and family, so sad to hear Sandy lost her long battle! She was a wonderful woman whom I had the pleasure of getting to know during our time working together on the Elmwood High 50th Reunion Committee. Will always remember how she made special treats for my grandchildren when they still lived down the street from you. May the memories keep her in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Gail Paul (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

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