Sandra Marie Cariglia (Manning) began her eternal rest on February 22nd 2020, in Ottawa with her family by her side.
She will be fondly remembered; and will forever remain in the loving memory of her husband Michael, her sons Michael (Claudie), Chris (Aisha), Brent (Hojung) and her cherished grandchildren Naomi and Shawn.
Sandra known adoringly to friends and family as “Sandy”. Born in St-Catharines Ontario June 4th 1945. She was adopted into a loving family by Harold Manning and Lela McEwan; Where she joined her older brother Robert (Santina).
She will be affectionately remembered, as an active person with a compassionate heart. She was known for her creativity, contagious laugh, amiable nature and beautiful smile. Anyone who was fortunate enough to know her, will experience the lasting impression of her grace.
A celebration of Sandy’s life will be announced at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial contribution, as an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the charity of your choice; and will be acknowledged and greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to pass along any photos and anecdotes that you would like to share.
Sylvain GarneauMarch 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm
Toute mes pensées et mes prières sont avec la famille.
Ian SmithMarch 4, 2020 at 5:21 pm
Dear Chris, Aisha & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace, and may you be sustained by your cherished memories of her.
Bob OrserMarch 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Sandy and Mike are our close friends in Ottawa. They sat behind us at Mass in St Joseph’s Church in Ottawa. We became friends then very close friends. At my 65th birthday I wanted only Mike and Sandy with us for the celebration. No surprise, Sandy had baked a cake and we had their cake after a pizza and beer at Café Colonnade in Ottawa. Dinner at their place was an event with the food, laughter and above all our friendship. We spent less time with each other during the cancer treatments and surgery but during this time, prayer and burning candles at church with frequent e-mails kept us in the loop. In the fall we were able to have Mike and Sandy over and Sandy made her famous cheese cake. This was to be the last visit by our Sandy. During the weeks in December Mike was ill and Sandy was the care giver. She arose to the challenge and we often exchanged e-mails. Now our Sandy is gone.
To our friend Mike, we are so very sorry this has happened. You know we are there for you anytime. For Sandy’s and Mike’s sons, we want you to know how much your parent’s love you. Your Mom was so proud to show me her Boys and to tell me their names and their wives/girlfriends names. She adored her two grandchildren. Both parents were extremely proud of the house that they made and gave to the children. Sandy told me of the work that she and Mike had done to create such a structure. It was done out of love.
Sandy’s unexpected passing creates a huge void and we hope that with God’s help you can cope with this tremendous loss.
Henri and Bob
mariel bourisMarch 7, 2020 at 7:41 am
Michael to you and your children my deepest sympathy. As you well know I loved seeing the two of you at Maple Soft.. Big hug and kiss.
mariel bourisMarch 7, 2020 at 7:43 am
Michael my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I truly loved being with Sandy at Maple Soft and meeting you on many occasions. Big hug.
Cecilia HurtubiseMarch 7, 2020 at 8:59 am
Very sorry hear of Sandy’s passing . So happy I met her at Maple Soft support grp , I will miss seeing her & her beautiful smile . Prayers & hugs to both you & your family .
Elizabeth Hodges and familyMarch 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Sandy and I met over 40 years ago on a train platform in Pierrefonds/ Dollard des Ormeaux, we were both heading downtown; I was heading to work and Sandy was on her way to visit Michael in the hospital. We both were blessed with the gift of the gab and chatted for the entire trip.
The following day, we met again and discoverd many similarities in our lives. Will not go into all the details, however her sons and my son knew each other through school, then Cubs and Scouts.
Sandy and I had both worked at the same hospital at the same time although our paths never crossed. Michael and my late husband also worked at the same company for a long time.
I will forever miss Sandy, she was a wonderful friend and support when I needed her.
We all send our deepest condolences to you ,Michael and the entire family.
May angels support and surround you always.
Michael and all of your family.
Santina MalagutiMarch 17, 2020 at 7:19 pm
Michael and family
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time
All my love to you from my heart Santina