Kemp, Sandra
July 15, 2018


After a courageous battle with cancer, Sandy went peacefully to be with our Lord while at the West Island Palliative Care Residence on July 15, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband Andrew Paterson, her cherished daughter Rebecca (Patrick), and grandsons, Salem and Brennan. She was predeceased by her mother, Anne Cibula, and father, Rolland Kemp, as well as her siblings Yvan, Patricia, and Ron and her father-in-law, Cal Paterson. Sandy is survived by her siblings Ralph (Suzanne), Ann (Emmett), Bob (Karen), Ken, Pat, Linda (Gerry), Diane (Mark), and sisters-in-law, Giselle and Marylynn. She also leaves behind her mother-in-law, Sheila, brothers-in-law, Mark and Calvin (Marie- Helene), and sister-in-law Heather (Stuart). Sandy will be dearly missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Sandy will be remembered for her perseverance, positive spirit, and bubbly nature. Despite any hardship or challenge that she faced through her life, she rose above with a cheerful attitude and limitless optimism. Sandy was incredibly dedicated to her work, her family, her faith, and her friends. She was known to many for her kindness, courage, grace, and sense of humour.

A Celebration of her life will take place on August 11, 2018 at 4:00pm at Madison Baptist Church, 6297 Monkland Avenue, Montreal Qc. H4B 1G8. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to your favourite charity.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas ( | 514-695-7979).

Celebration of Life

Madison Baptist Church

6297 Monkland Avenue, Montreal, QC, H4B 1G8

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4 p.m.

14 responses

  1. Anne Hawley

    July 21, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I feel privileged that my wonderful brother in law Andrew allowed me to be by her side in her final moment. We will miss her but finding strength in knowing that we will be together again. RIP my beautiful little sister, we love you.

    • Erene Anthony

      July 26, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Andrew I just want to express my sympathy to you and the members of Sandy’s family. She will be remembered for being such a jovial knowledgeable and helpful person. May her souls rest in peace.

    • Marielle Stowe

      December 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Just saw your name Ann Hawley

  2. Gale Toufexis

    July 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    It has be a privilege to know Sandy , she was always sweet and cheerful. When l first met her She made me feel that l was her good friend. That’s why we were friends. I will miss her and her upbeat attitude, but , because we share the Hope, l will see her again.

  3. Diana Pizzuti and family

    July 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I love the picture and smile on Sandy’s face, it’s exactly how I think of her! I’ve known Sandy for quite some time and my memories are only good. Thank you for the laughs, your kind heart, for your bright smile, for sharing and your warm presence. Always a class act, optimistic and great role model. At the YWCA, your presence will be missed and my thoughts are particularly with Andrew and Rebecca, your family, friends and colleagues. Heaven has extra smiles now. Rest peacefully. <3

  4. Ben zabeh Muftah

    August 6, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Since,we are went to the daycare ,she kind ,polite , big heart and swetie

  5. Manon Brière

    August 6, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Depuis plusieurs années nous nous sommes côtoyées au travail. Nous partagions souvent nos émotions concernant le transport adapté, que d’anecdotes et de fous rires ensembles. Tu vas me manquer. Bon voyage Sandy!

  6. Evelyn Carbo

    August 6, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    She was always has smile on her face. Glad that we visited her few days before she passed away. I admired her for being so positive and the way she handled her situation. Truly a great person.

  7. The Bergman family

    August 8, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Sandy worked for Bert at the Y for many years and I remember her for her lovely smile and good spirit. Rest in peace Sandy.

  8. tammy stanford

    August 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    My deepest condolences to andrew, becca and family. It seems so unreal that she is gone.., We really miss her spirit at the daycare in so many ways. i will remember her for her laughter, jokes and sense of humor and kind spirit. Knowing she is at peace brings us comfort. …rest in peace sandy…love tammy

  9. Lisa & Raymond, Isabelle & Laurence

    August 11, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Who does not love Sandy… she is a true inspiration for everyone. Her resilience, gentleness and joy are the legacy that she gifted us. God’s love shines immensely through Sandy. We are privileged to have cross path. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. Becca, Isabelle and Laurence send their biggest hugs to you and the boys!

  10. Rosemary Mikan

    August 11, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Coming to term with the loss of a great soul…. An amazing woman in every sense of the word. I will miss our early morning chats . Her smile lit up a room. She always had kind words and encouragement for me and anyone else she knew…… I will forever miss her. She will be remembered for her strength of character and her positive outlook and determination and her love for family. My deepest condolences to her family and friends for their loss. She will be missed greatly, Sandy will be with us in heart and spirit,Rest in peace Sandy, … with love Rosemary

  11. Jimmy Tessier Royer

    August 11, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Je suis de tout cœur avec la famille de Sandra. j’ai une pensée toute particulière pour son mari Andrew. Je me souviendrai toujours de Sandy comme une personne positive et remplie d’énergie.

  12. Vincenza Corona

    August 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    To my very dear friend who meant so much to me . I was truly blessed to have know you Sandy.
    You were always there to give me good advice and always reminded me to take care of myself….
    My daily life at day care will always keep me close to you in my heart and thoughts.
    Thank you Sandy for being such a remarkable woman and letting me be part of your life.
    I am truly honoured for this …


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