Mom is survived by her daughters Lynn Phillips (Patrick) and Chantal Chaves (Luis), and her dearest cherished friend, Denis Marcotte. She is also survived by her four grandchildren (Joshua Chaves, Justin Chaves, Ryan Chaves and Sarah Phillips), her brother, Jim Shaw (Roseanne), Liz Sprague (Bob), Carol Shaw, her nieces Melodie Shaw and Nadine Sprague, her nephew, Kurtis Sprague, and her special Aunt Pauline Harris and other cousins, family and friends. Sandra also leaves behind her special sister-in-law, Phyllis Pedro, and her step-sons, Dennis Carter, Tim Carter and Rodney Carter, and other family and friends in Bermuda.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Carter, her parents, Willis and Marjorie, and her sister, Lynn.
There will be a celebration of life on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126, 335 Westminister Drive, Cambridge, Ontario. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lisaard House, 990 Speedsville Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R6. This amazing place brought so much peace to our dear mother and our families in the last weeks. We wish to thank the amazing nurses, personal support workers, doctors and volunteers who provided Mom which such loving care. Each and every one of them are angels on earth and we cannot personally thank them all, but would like to give a special mention to Elizabeth who was there to welcome Mom into Lisaard House, and who was there with us when we sent her home to our Heavenly Lord. To all of you who cared for Mom, combed her hair, scratched her back and gave us hugs when we needed them, we truly thank you.
Mom, we know that you were greeted into welcoming arms and hope you are playing all the Quick Hit slot machines in Heaven. We will carry you with us until we meet again.
Weep Not For Me
By an Unknown Author
Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet fight
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life