Passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, in her 83rd year.
Loving wife to Karl Whitfield for 64 years.
Mother to Lonnie (Marilyn), Dale (Sharon), Kurt (Lisa) and Dean Whitfield.
Grandmother to Nicolle (Ryan) Cook, Nollan Whitfield, Tori Oliver (Adam Schiestel), Kellsey Whitfield (Chad Henderson), Carly (Andrew) Gubasta, Braydon Whitfield, Kendall (Brett) James and Collin Whitfield.
Missed by 12 great-grand children.
Sister to Yvonne Youngblut and sister-in-law to Rosemarie (Harold) Campbell and Gordon Howatt.
Predeceased by sisters Joyce (Len) Radford, Colleen Howatt, brother-in-law Lyle Youngblut, and sister-in-law Joan (Edward) Watson.
Sandra loved her farm. She farmed alongside Karl for many years, and raised four boys. She was a hard worker, with a green thumb, growing a large vegetable garden for many years. She loved all her farm animals – cats, dogs and cows (and her boys).
Sandra enjoyed spending time with her grand children and great grand children and watching them grow. She lived in the same area her entire life, beginning on Nature Centre Road, where she had to walk uphill both ways to school (so we’ve been told!).
Sandra loved to bowl, taking many trophies home from the bowling alley in Blyth. She LOVED hockey - whether it was to watch the countless games of her sons, or to cheer her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. A a-self-proclaimed leaf fan forever, she anxiously awaited them to win the cup.
Although Sandra was a no-nonsense mother, she had abundant love to give, and most of all wanted her family to be happy.
According to her wishes, a family graveside service will take place on Thursday, September 30th at 11 am at the Blyth Union Cemetery (Cemetery Road).
In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca