Sandra Jane McQueen

Sandy, my wife and high school sweetheart, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Sandy was the loving mother of Mark (Andrea Whiting) of Toronto, and Alison (Ken McLeod), of Hamilton; beloved sister of Robert Illingworth (Sharon) and John Illingworth (Elizabeth) of Thunder Bay; proud and fulfilled Pippa of Molly and Emerson. Sandy was a woman of high spirits, eternal optimism, common sense and an old soul with the touch of a rebel. If anyone needed a friend, they could always turn to her knowing that she would not only listen but also offer wise advice. Sandy lived many lives and excelled at them all: primary school teacher, interior designer, real estate broker, and art student. In 2000 she enrolled at the Ontario College of Art and Design to unleash the skills that would allow her innate artistic talents to flourish. In no rush to finish what would normally have been a four-year program, Sandy graduated with her diploma in 2010 and loved every moment with her far younger fellow students. Member of the Garden Club of Toronto and an honorary Southern Belle of the Washington, D.C. chapter. Remembrances may be made to the Sandy McQueen Memorial Scholarship Fund, OCAD University, Development Office, 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ont., M5T 1W1.

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