SANDS, Tanya Dawn

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Tanya Dawn Sands, 41, passed peace­fully away on July 10, 2015, at the QEII while hold­ing the hand of her best friend and the love of her life. Born on Novem­ber 14, 1973, in Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia, she moved to P.E.I. at a young age. There she lived for many years, be­fore re­turn­ing to the province of her birth. Tanya’s lim­it­less spirit, op­ti­mism and de­ter­mi­na­tion helped her over­come a mul­ti­tude of ob­sta­cles. She strug­gled with­out fear or re­gret, and showed in­cred­i­ble strength and op­ti­mism. Her last stroke oc­curred mere days be­fore she was to achieve her goal of her own house. Ul­ti­mately, she was not able to sur­vive this last event. Pas­sion­ate about her pets, camp­ing, and her fam­ily, her imp­ish grin and laugh­ing eyes will be for­ever en­graved in all of our hearts. She is sadly missed by the love of her life, Alexan­der Chisholm; her much loved daugh­ter, Paige McEwen; her dad, Rod (Pat) Sands; her mom, Dorothy Allen; her brother, Richard Sands (An­drea Stewart); her sis­ters, Tammy Sands, Christina Sands (Paul Shulba); and many nieces, neph­ews, aunts, un­cles, grand­mother, and Alex’s fam­ily, that she adored. Many peo­ple sup­ported Tanya and Alex dur­ing her last ill­ness, and spe­cial thanks goes to all, es­pe­cially to Lacey Lescau­dron and Robert Short. Also a spe­cial note of thanks to Myrna and Wal­ter McEwen for their sup­port and as­sis­tance for Paige. A very spe­cial thank you to the spe­cial­ists, doc­tors, nurses of the ICU and ICMU units of the QEII. The care that Tanya re­ceived and sup­port to her fam­ily was in­cred­i­ble and very ap­pre­ci­ated. Do­na­tions may be made in her name to the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion or the QEII Health Sciences Cen­tre Foun­da­tion. Tanya’s wish for cre­ma­tion has been ful­filled and a me­mo­rial to celebrate her life will take place at a later date. In­for­ma­tion on this event will be avail­able on https://re­mem­ber­ing­tanya.word­press.com. Mes­sages of con­do­lences may be posted there as well. Those that love her and knew her, carry her ev­ery­where. She will find us and let us know she is there in the quiet peace­ful mo­ments for the rest of our lives. When it is our turn to leave she will greet us with her smile and a hug and we will once again be home.

Sands

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