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Obituary - Sandra Painter

Sandra Painter

1957 - 2022

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Painter(2022) "Sandy"

Sandra Diana Painter

April 5, 1957 ~ December 14, 2022

It is with profound sadness that the family of Sandra Painter announce her sudden passing on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the tender age of 65 years. Sandra’s memory will live on in the hearts of her loving husband and best friend, Howard Painter; children, David (Kari) Painter, Mark Painter and Becky (Brad) McKelvey as well as her grandchildren, Jordan (Angie), Brooklynne, Owen, Jailyn and Connor. She will be forever remembered and loved by her sisters, Lenora (Ken) Duchscherer, Sheryl Robertson and Janice (Harvey) Hoffner; sister-in-law, Ann (Tom) Cunningham as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sandra was predeceased by her mother and father, Howard and Frieda Jeske; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lee and Mae Painter as well as a brother-in-law Don Robertson.

Sandra spent her formative years attending school in Medicine Hat and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. Her work spanned over several years in the food industry. She then transitioned and spent several years dedicated to the residents of Chinook Village before retiring to enjoy time traveling on many vacations and spending time with friends and family over the last several years.

Sandra was always up to spending time with friends and family, whether it be in a campground or a simple walk around town. She enjoyed actively cheering on her grandchildren on any sports team that they were part of. She spent many hours enjoying the time in her yard gardening as well as time spent working on her crafts.

Sandra touched the lives of everyone she met. She had many close friends that she treasured dearly and will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Sandra may do so through a donation to a charity of your choice.

The Funeral Service celebrating Sandra’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster Officiating. Private Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Sandra’s Chapel Celebration will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience her service may visit Cook Southland’s website at and select the view broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for fellowship thereafter in the Ortona Room at the Royal Canadian Legion.

December 21st, 2022


  1. Ron Gaumont:
    Dec 16, 2022 at 10:32 AM

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of a wonderful person. We will always remember Sandy as a fun co-worker and friend.

  2. MaryAnn:
    Dec 16, 2022 at 10:53 AM

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of Sandra.
    I have fond memories of Sandra in our childhood years.

  3. Jim and Ann Poersch:
    Dec 16, 2022 at 01:40 PM

    Howard and family,
    The special people in our lives are never really gone..they have a cherished place in our hearts where they will always be remembered for the love they shared and the happiness they brought..Thinking of you with our deepest sympathy and praying you will find comfort in your special memories as we will in ours..
    Jim and AnnPoersch

  4. Dan Love:
    Dec 16, 2022 at 03:11 PM

    Sandy was a very special person and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Dan and Judy

  5. Colleen Gruger (Scherbluk):
    Dec 16, 2022 at 09:07 PM

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss of Sandy. She was a wonderful friend and co worker, and will be deeply missed.

  6. Clyde & Mata Pudwell:
    Dec 17, 2022 at 11:31 AM

    Howie and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during these tough times.

  7. Nancy and Bob Steinkey:
    Dec 17, 2022 at 04:20 PM

    Our deepest condolences to Howard, David, Mark and Becky and their families as well as Lenora and Ken, Sheryl and Janice and Harvey and their families. We enjoyed spending time with Sandra and her family. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Sending thoughts and prayers for all.

  8. Don +Deana Nugent:
    Dec 17, 2022 at 11:09 PM

    We send our condolence. Sandy was always a shining star. She will always be remembered. Sending loving thoughts to Howard and family.
    Don and Deana

  9. Ted & Phyllis Schmauder:
    Dec 17, 2022 at 11:25 PM

    We are sending our thoughts & prayers to you and your family. Sandy was a very special person that always had a smile for everyone. Ted & Phyllis

  10. Ian Edmonds:
    Dec 18, 2022 at 04:55 PM

    Howard, I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Sherry Larter:
    Dec 19, 2022 at 10:01 AM

    My dearest condolences to the family and close friends of Sandra. We grew up together as good friends and neighbors through our childhood and adolescent years. I have many wonderful memories of those years. ❤️

  12. Lori and Rob Friesen:
    Dec 19, 2022 at 05:39 PM

    Hi Howard. Sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. Our condolences.

  13. Maryann and Glen Bishoff:
    Dec 19, 2022 at 06:02 PM

    Our deepest condolences Howard and family. May all your memories ease your pain of your loss. She will be in your heart always.

  14. Jim and Donnelly Grad:
    Dec 19, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you Howard and to all of the family. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  15. Doug and Dianne Fritz:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Howard and Family, very sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  16. Jim and Barb Laychuk:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 12:57 PM

    Howard and family, Our deepest condolences to you all on Sandy’s passing. Keep your memories close to your heart. 🙏

  17. Logan & Norma McPhee:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 01:52 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Howard and your whole family on this day.

  18. Lorraine & Larry Lozo:
    Dec 21, 2022 at 02:07 PM

    Howard and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Sandy, she was such a lovely person and enjoyed visiting with her. Keep your memories close Howard, no one can take those away. Larry and I are sorry we couldn't be there today. We have had our own illness in the family. Please remember the good times we've had in the past, I know we will
    again. Our condolences to you and your family.

    Dec 21, 2022 at 02:21 PM

    Sincere condolences to Howard and the families with this heartfelt loss of loved one.

  20. Richard and Monica Humphries:
    Dec 22, 2022 at 08:51 PM

    Sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Monica and Richard

  21. Mardell:
    Dec 23, 2022 at 01:12 PM

    Sincere condolences for your family's loss.
    Mardell Thompson

  22. Mary-Lee Blemings:
    Dec 23, 2022 at 07:29 PM

    Howard and family.. so sorry to hear of Sandy’s person. I have nothing but fond memories of her. My condolences to all her loved ones.

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