Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 22, 1934. She grew up in Winnipeg’s north end, and earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Manitoba.
She married Harvey Weisman, the love of her life, in 1957, and together they had two daughters: Nancy (Sam) and Karen (Arthur).
Sandra adored her grandchildren Liad, Aviva and Noah, and she maintained a unique and deep relationship with each one of them. She could laugh with them, share their triumphs, and offer wise counsel whenever needed. She was a loving mother, Baba, wife and friend: a gentle, kind- hearted person who always delighted in the accomplishments and joys of those close to her.
Sandra was also brilliant; friends and family regularly sought her advice on everything from literature to world politics. She was a high- ranking player of competitive duplicate bridge, an avid reader, and a music and ballet lover. When her children were older, she taught courses in Bridge and in Life Writing at community centres, and was a popular teacher appreciated for her patience and expertise.
She is predeceased by her mother Lillian, her father Leo and her brother Barry. Sandra spent her final months at the Simkin Centre in Winnipeg, where she was lovingly cared for by the dedicated staff. We are grateful to the many nurses and care workers who enhanced the quality of her life in her final months, especially Marilou, Chunyi, Jennifer, Rosa, Andrea, Brenda and Allana.
Funeral service was held at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel. Interment as at Community Section of Pardes Chaim. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mazon Canada (http://www.mazoncanada.ca; or 1-866- MAZON-22).