Vera (Sandi) Gladys Mabel Leonard (nee Sandford) passed away following a stroke on November 20, 2013 at Fraser Hope Lodge.
Sandi, as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, was born February 27, 1920 in Chelmsford, Essex, England to Charlotte and William Sandford.
Sandi met her husband of 46 years, John Reid Leonard, in England while he was on vacation. They married and moved to Canada where they raised their three children. Sandi and John moved to Hope in 1988.
Sandi loved entertaining, baking, needlework and spoiled her grandchildren with many hand knits. Active in her community, Sandi was a member of TOPS for over 10 years, and was involved in Christ Church Anglican and Church of the Resurrection.
Sandi was predeceased by her husband John in 1994 and her son Christopher John Leonard in 2008.
Sandi leaves behind, with loving memories, her daughter Jacqueline Nicholson (Mark), Royston, BC, her son Warrant Officer Patrick Leonard (Carolyn), North Bay, Ontario and her seven grandchildren, Robyn, Lance (Marie), Corporal Dylan Nicholson, Brook, Kelly, Nicole and Danica,
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Fraser Hope Lodge for their compassionate care, with special thanks to Heather and Ligia.
A family service will be held at a later date.