Sandra Leigh (Sandy Hamlin) Haviar

July 28, 2018 23 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Sandra Leigh (Sandy Hamlin) Haviar, at the age of 44, passed away July 22 2018 in Edmonton Alberta after a long and valiant battle with brain cancer.

She was born May 4th, 1974, the third of four girls to Bob and Bonnie Hamlin in Winnipeg Manitoba and then moved to Woodlands Manitoba.

As a gentle adorable blue eyed blond she won the hearts of everyone she met. Growing up on a sheep farm as well as many trips to Delta Beach provided a back drop for many adventures with her sisters.

The family later moved to Warren Manitoba where the farm adventures continued. The family spent many summers at the cabin at Longbow Lake. This was always her favourite place. Sandra gladly got dragged along adventures with her sisters. She played ringette growing up and excelled at piano.

Sandra graduated Warren Collegiate in 1992 and went on to attend University of Manitoba. Sandra was interested in wholistic healing and took Psychology, she graduated with Honours Psychology in 1996. After graduating she began studying Hawaiian healing methods and travelled to Hawaii a number of times.

She fell in love with the beaches, dolphins, and jungles of Hawaii. During this time Sandra moved to Edmonton. She met Robert in Edmonton and married in February 2006. Patrick was born in 2005, Julian in 2008. The boys were her world. By far her favourite thing was being surrounded by family. Sandra would often be found walking bare foot in her garden. She will always be remembered for her warmth, kindness and gentle spirit.

Sandra will be forever loved and remembered by husband Robert, sons Patrick and Julian and Robert's son Matej, parents Bob and Bonnie, sisters Treva (Chris), Cindy (Kent), Jen (Oscar), Aunt Mary Lou, cousins John (Max) and David and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her Uncle Frank.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr.Genuis from Millcreek Environmental Clinic, Dr. Mehta and the entire staff at the U of A Hospital, Dr Murtha, Dr Foltyn ,Dr.Sayeed and the entire staff of the Cross Cancer Institute as well as Dr Barton and the palliative care unit that cared for Sandra and ensured her comfort during the last few weeks.
Service will be held August 2, 2018 at 2:00pm at Trinity Funeral home 10530 116 Street NW Edmonton

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.



  1. I am truly sorry for your loss. It’s incredibly sad. My heart breaks for Sandy – her children- and her family.

    • Thank you Deena

  2. Soooo sorry, for all the family, who took me in as part of theirs. I sat many a time across from Sandy at Christmas Eve dinner and paddled along in the next canoe over from her. If only as a small comfort during a surely inconsolable time, may peace be gained by this death far too young. I miss you all.

    • So very sorry to hear that your Sandra has passed. I don’t know what else to say. She sounds like a wonderful person, like her Mum and Dad.

      • Thanks Bob, hugs

    • Thank you Erin, love and hugs to you, we miss you.

  3. Bonnie, and Bob, may peace be yours and your loving family at this sorrowful time. With deep sympathy – Cathy.

    • Thank you Cathy

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss Bob and Bonnie and the rest of the family. I never had the opportunity to meet Sandy but I’m sure she was wonderful. May you find comfort in each other during such a sad time. Thinking of you.

    • Thanks Rachel

  5. So sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences. She was such a bright light.

  6. Sending you all so much love and light. I remember so many amazing, wonderful times with her in Hawaii where we took some of our Hawaiian Huna Kane training together. There was no one more joyful and alive than Sandy. May her spirit continue to soar, and live in all of us.

  7. Dear Bonnie Bob and family
    I am so sorry that you lost a beautiful Daughter
    I will always remember the Sandra had Jean and I over for lunch at her apartment, Sandra was so bubbly and Happy and she was so proud of her apartment she made a delicious lunch and we enjoyed her so much nd will sadly miss her
    Frankie Stephen

  8. Bob and Bonnie, we are so sorry to hear this sad outcome after Sandy’s years of fighting so hard. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Janet and Ed.

  9. Dear Bob and Bonnie,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss, and that of Sandy’s husband and children. I offer my condolences to you all.

    Lawrence Pitcairn

  10. Bob, Bonnie, Treva, Cindy and Jen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sandy fought a courageous battle and I’m so sad to hear about this incredible loss of a wonderful person. I have many happy memories as a child visiting the farm in Woodlands and then Warren. Although I’ve only kept in touch from a distance since moving away, I will always remember these good times hanging out with Sandy and the girls. All my love to you all and you’re all in my thoughts!

  11. So incredibly sorry to hear that Sandy is gone. A beautiful picture and obituary of this sweet lady. I remember Sandy laughing and jumping on the trampoline with her sisters as you and Bob worked on the farm in woodlands. Our family was so lucky to have such wonderful neighbours. May God bless and keep your family as you mourn together.
    Mona Rhonda Ted and Alma

  12. Dear Bob, Bonnie and family
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of all of you across the miles….
    Judy Norton

  13. Dearest Bob and Bonnie I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing.
    What a special gal and a lovely obituary.
    It has been so many years since I have seen you two and Bob I still remember our little trip to Whistler many, many years ago.
    Love and hugs.

  14. I am so very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful gentle spirit. Sandra played a very large part in my healing process with her special gift of intuitive healing energy. I will be forever grateful to her. I can feel her warm smile & kind manner as I speak of her. She helped so many even when she was suffering herself. Patrick & Julian, I remember you as babies. Sandra was so excited to be a mom and she was so proud of her little boys.
    She accomplished so very much in her short time on this earth.
    Hugs to you all as you miss your little Angel.

  15. Far too young. Jamie and I extend our condolences to all of you.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories, spending time with Jen and her sisters on the sheep farm (Warren), sleep overs on the trampoline, bottle feeding the lambs and horse back riding. I always thought Jen was so lucky to have older sisters. Sandy was closest in age to Jen and I, and she was such a wonderful caring person. Her smile was contagious. My deepest condolences to her family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  17. Bob and Bonnie so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter, Sandra. Our thoughts are with you.

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