Horodyski (ne Scrimgeour), Sandra Jane

Horodyski (ne Scrimgeour), Sandra Jane

November 9th, 2015

With heavy hearts, we announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Monday, November 9, 2015, after a very short, but brave battle with cancer. Sandy will be forever loved and missed by her daughter, Melissa, and the joy of her life, her grandson, Camden. She is predeceased by her husband, Ernie Horodyski. Sandy is the daughter of the late Roy and Isabel Scrimgeour, and dear sister of Patricia Jackson (George) and Bonnie Lyons (Roy). She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Her faithful dog, Charlie, provided her with comfort during her battle. Her friends, Jane Hauser, Margaret Mish and Liz MacKinnon miss her dearly. Sandy worked at Labatts for many years and then went on to work for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada until her retirement. She loved her: gardens in the summertime, Book Club, Prayer Group and Bridge Club friends. Sandy will be fondly remembered as a kind, caring and generous woman. Her courage and humour through this battle, stand out as a testament to the wonderful person she was. Her spirit will live on in all who loved her. A very special thanks to Dr. Kirk Hamilton, Dr. Stephanie Roman and VON home visiting staff. Thank you to the amazing staff and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Hospice, for your compassionate and wonderful care for Sandy. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at WINDERMERE ON THE MOUNT CHAPEL, 1486 Richmond Street, London, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, with Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m., and visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, and reception at Windermere Manor. Donations in memory of Sandy may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.

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Bob and Lois TaylorHi to Sandy's daughter and grandson Camden. We are so sorry to read about Sandy's passing. She was a long-time customer at our store. Sandy and Camden came to our home to visit and for Camden to see our animals a couple of years ago. We were always going to get together again, but sadly, that never happened. Camden is a wonderful young man who made Sandy very proud. Melissa, if you would like to bring Camden to see our animals-- in honour of his grandmother--please get in touch and we will arrange a visit. My husband turned 80 in June and Sandy drove to our home with a card for him. It was a very bad day for her-- pain wise, but we had no idea how sick she was. We will always remember her kindness. Sincerely Bob and Lois Taylor.
B. Green (.F.A.)Ms. Horodyski and Camden, I am sorry for your loss and pain. It is so very difficult to lose a mother and grandmother. Keeping you in my thought and prayers.
Jim SchaeferDear Melissa and Camden, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you. I met you Mom way back when she started going out with Ernie. She was always a delight to be with - so full of sparkling conversation. I cannot be with you Thursday but I'll say a little prayer for you all. Jim Schaefer.
Linda &John BlackWe are so sorry for the loss of your mother and Camden,your grandmother.She loved you both very much and was very proud of you CamdenShe was part of our family for a long time..She was a loving mother and grandmother to both of you. She was honest, considerate and giving. She will remain a part of our memory forever as we loved her.
Sharon McGregorTo all of Sandy's family, I am so sorry for the profound loss of a most wonderful Mother, Grandmother, sister, aunt and dearest friend to many, and, of course her buddy, Charlie.. Sandy was always a pleasure to be around....always such a positive spirit...She was so loved!! It was great talking to you the other night Melissa... God's blessings to all!!! Sharon
Anne KnightMelissa and Camden, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mum and Nana. She was a wonderful person and a very good friend to me. She was so proud of both of you. She touched the lives of so many people and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Lynn LaRoucheSandy, you were a good friend, fellow employee, and someone I could rely on to tell me that I was full of you know what when it mattered. You always had a smile and a kind word to say about your co-workers, friends, and staff. It was great to know you and work with you! You will be missed.
Chelsea DaoustMelissa and Camden - our hearts go out to you from across the pond. I have just learned of your Moms passing and am so very saddened by the news. Another fighter lost much too early to an awful disease. Im so sorry. Sandy was like a second Mother to me in those early years - the daily playdates with Melissa next door, the family Florida road trips I was kindly invited on with your family, the birthday parties, the trips up to our cottage in Georgian Bay we all took together. She was such a strong, funny and generous person who touched the lives of all those that new her. She will be missed by all. I so wish we could be there for the funeral to give Melissa and Camden a big hug and offer our condolences in person. Please know that we will be thinking of you and certainly there in spirit. May she rest with angels. With deepest sympathies, Chelsea, Ross, Lola and Mabel (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)
Pam MossI was saddened and shocked to read in the paper of Sandy's passing. I first came into the lives of Sandy and Ernie and Melissa when Melissa was 6 months old. I remember that it was a Friday, cold and snowing. I was coming for a job interview to be Melissa's nanny. Little did I know at the time that Melissa would not let anyone hold her. I picked her up and we got along right away. Little did I know that that was the big test to see if I was a good fit. I remember Sandy as being kind and generous and always fair. We had our Friday night one beer together. Not since has any employer offered that benefit. I loved my years with Melissa and the family. My heart and prayers go out to you Melissa and your son. I know how much you loved your mother. I absolutely knew without a doubt that your mother loved you to pieces. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.
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