Sandra Arlene Fitzpatrick

December 4, 2018 18 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sandra Arlene Fitzpatrick on Sunday December 2, 2018 after a battle with Sarcoidosis of the lungs. Sandra, in her own words, had a “beautiful life”.

Born in Edmonton on April 20, 1953, she was the oldest of six children. Sandra took her job as big sister to her five younger siblings very seriously; she was their friend, caregiver, and constant. No matter what happened, she was in their corner and they could always depend on their “little redhead” to go to bat for them.

A natural leader, Sandra spent the majority of her career in purchasing, but her true passion was her many volunteer roles within her parish, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Sandra happily volunteered thousands of hours over her 40 years as a parishioner, and she considered St. Al’s her second home. She especially loved her team of dedicated volunteers- affectionately referred to as Stu’s Crew- and their booth at the Commonwealth Stadium, where they worked football games to fundraise for the church.

Sandra will be forever loved by her husband of 40 years, John, and their children Gavin and Sheena. Sandra will live on with her family in the many, many wonderful memories they made together, and the family finds comfort knowing that she is at peace.

Sandra is predeceased by her parents, Bruce and Priscilla Stephens, as well as her brother Michael. She is survived by her brothers Patrick, Henry, and Brad Stephens, as well as her sister Michelle Hampson; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and her wonderful friends.

Prayer Service
Thursday December 6 at 7:00 PM
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
11828 85 Street NW Edmonton

Funeral Liturgy of Catholic Mass
Friday December 7 at 11:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
11828 85 Street NW Edmonton

Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery
14611 Mark Messier Trail Edmonton, AB

In lieu of flowers, Sandra requested that donations are made to the Alberta Lung Association for Sarcoidosis research.

  1. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you John and your family.

  2. John, Gavin, and Sheena – my heart was broken by this news. I cannot imagine your pain. Sandra was most beloved cousin and all of memories of her are fond. My ears hear her tinkling laugh, my eyes see her beautiful face, and my heart sees her gentle soul.

    Much love and peace to you,
    Joanne Lockert

  3. My deepest sympathy . Sandra was a lovely lady full of life and a real go getter . I will miss her smile and laughter . Rest in peace dear friend .?Cheryl

  4. Michelle, We were so sorry to read of Sandra’s passing. We know how close you were to her. She will be in our prayers. May she rest in peace.
    Don and Diana

  5. To the Fitzpatrick family,
    May you all know what Sandra meant to the Rizzi family. She helped us in October 2017 fundraise for my brother’s Memorial Award. We could not have done it without her. May she rest in peace. We will miss her.
    -The Rizzi Family

  6. My deepest sympathy to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Sandra at Millard. She was such a positive and hard working lady. She will be missed.

  7. When we think of football, we think of Sandra. When we imagine the Children’s Christmas Pageant… there she is again. Then there is Elvis (purple poinsettia’s), or a memorial fundraiser at Century, or a Glenrose Gala, a glass of wine in a basement with good friends, or this, or that… Always up to goodness, always leaving an impact- and packing a shoulder bag full of creativity and spirit to go with it. Multiple memories of a truly sweet lady with the most cheerful voice. We will miss her, and remember her always. Heavenly peace Sandra. Our love and prayers to you John, Gavin & Sheena and all.

  8. So sorry to hear about Sandra. My thoughts and prayers are with you John, Gavin and Sheena.

  9. I an at a loss for words. My thoughts and prayers are with you with all of you in your time of sorrow Sandra will be forever in our ? much love to John,Gaven Sheena. Also love to Henry,Pat,Brad and Michelle.

  10. I had the pleasure of working with Sandra. She was a sweet and kind lady and she will be missed. Carmen

  11. Michelle and family. My deepest sympathy for the loss of you sister, mentor and best friend. Sandra will be greatly missed but never forgotten. She will be in your hearts forever.

    Love,
    Michelle

  12. To The Fitzpatrick family. Even though we have never met, I feel like I know Sandra’s family. She and I would always chat about the wonderful things you all were doing. I was lucky enough to work with Sandra at Millard. She adored her family and was always so proud to tell me about her kids. She was a positive, loving woman, that was always smiling. I wish you all peace and prayers for healing.
    Jackie Fedor

  13. My deepest sympathies to Sandra’s family.
    I had the honour of working with her at Millard Health.
    She is one of the most beautiful women I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Rest in peace.

  14. I remember times with Sandra so fondly, we had lots of laughs. Her happy personality was infectious. I will miss my talks with her. I send my sincerest condolences to her family as I will be unable to attend the funeral.

  15. I am so saddened to hear of Sandra’s passing, we thank God for the life He gave Sandra and for the impact she had on her family and friends, and pray for God’s Peace, Strength and Comfort on the family as they mourn her passing.

  16. I will always remember the wonderful Azamara cruises we took with Sandra. It was so much fun dancing to ABBA songs in Sweden, exploring new places, and having wonderful meals together. We explored the world together and I will always be thankful for her friendship. Condolences to John, Gavin and Sheena, and the rest of your family.

    We will never forget the good times. Sorry we cannot attend the service but will keep in touch and keep her memory in our hearts.

  17. My condolences for your loss. Sandra was a special woman who made a positive impact on my life.

  18. Some of my most fondest memories as a child was spending time with cousin sandra. Highland dancing and going to the very colourful nice smelling car wash. You will be greatly missed. Love you and thank you for being my great cousin! Love and miss you always

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