Sandra (Sandy) C. Weidl
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sandra C. Weidl, Thursday morning, February 6, 2020. Sandra is survived by her husband, Arnold Weidl, her 4 children, Cynthia, Jay (Mel), Tracy (Mark) and Dana (Susete). As well as her 8 grandchildren, Teagan, Keenan, Kaitlin, Aaron, Brandon, Darrian, Samantha (Jann) and Zachary.
Sandy, as she was fondly called by family and friends, loved her career as a registered nurse working for the Betel Home in Gimli until her retirement. She dedicated her retirement to her children and grandchildren. Sandy loved the visits from close family and friends at the Farm and her truest enjoyment, knitting. You could not come into the house unless you had slippers she had knit on your feet. Our mom must have knitted an entire city's worth of slippers and she loved giving anything she knit away. Mom's knitting is literally spread across Manitoba.
The best way to describe grandma is through the words from her devoted grandchildren; Trusting (Teagan), Beautiful (Keenan), Supportive (Kaitlin), Loving (Aaron), Protector (Brandon), Forever Present (Darrian), Strong (Samantha), and Compassionate (Zachary). She truly took pleasure in every minute she had with her grandkids. Each time a new one came along she would begin to knit in preparation. She was over the moon and was not shy about bragging about her grandbabies. She was proud of each one of them and told them so.
OUR MOM (through the eyes of her children):
Cynthia: My mom showed me how to be strong, straight-up, hard working and empathetic. She knew when things were not quite right and would ask, "Can I help?", and before you could answer she did. She was a force to be reckoned with and just as equally, she was as soft as a pillow. When you met Sandy you never forgot her. Your presence will always be with us, mom.
Jay: My mom gave me my love of sports. She was there, if I needed something, she got it, if I needed practice, she took me, when I played, she was there. We grew to have a very special bond through our love of sports. Thank you, mom, for always supporting me, for loving me and for being my mom. I love you.
Tracy: Grandma Sandy was one of a kind. She was strong and solid, firm but fair. She was loving and funny when the grandchildren were around, and always, always cheeky. She raised me to be a kind woman, helped me raise my boys to be good men, gave unconditional love and respect to everyone, and comforted every crying baby. Her Spirit was light and love... I miss you Momma.
Dana: You do not know what you have until it is gone, that never applied to Mom. Every moment together left you feeling blessed and grateful. Mom was a nurse by profession but her ability to be a caregiver extended to everyone that encountered her, whether it was family, friends, or any of her children’s visitors. Mom had so much love to share that she would adopt them on the spot. Thank you, Mom, for being a strong role model and loving parent.
Come and go Memorial Luncheon will be held at Arnie and Sandy's Farm, at 949 Whytewold Road (Highway 225) on Saturday, February 22, from noon to 3:00 pm.
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