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Graves SandraGRAVES, Sandra MargaretPeacefully at her home in Kingston on April 4, 2017.

Born in Winnipeg in 1938 to the late Gerald and Kathleen Despard, Sandra was a graduate of Neuchatel Junior College, Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing (1960), and McGill University. A former Head Nurse at Toronto Western Hospital, she was at the time the youngest person to have been appointed to that position.

She dealt with a number of serious illnesses during her life and met them with an inner strength that was an inspiration to all who knew her. Sandra loved life, and the joy and love that she gave to her family and friends was matched by the joy and love that she received in return.

She leaves her husband and best friend Stephen, her children Michael and Kristin (Germain Drolet), grandchildren Jacob and Maggie, and her sister Judith Cross (Stephen).

The family would like to thank the staff of KGH Palliative Care and St. Elizabeth, and in particular her caregiver angel Rhonda, for all their support in allowing Sandra to remain at home with her family until her passing.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 9 pm and a memorial service on Thursday, April 13 at 1 pm, followed by a reception. All services will be held at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston.

Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB and the Kingston Humane Society.

KingstonObituaries.com

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Graves SandraGRAVES, Sandra MargaretPeacefully at her home in Kingston on April 4, 2017.

Born in Winnipeg in 1938 to the late Gerald and Kathleen Despard, Sandra was a graduate of Neuchatel Junior College, Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing (1960), and McGill University. A former Head Nurse at Toronto Western Hospital, she was at the time the youngest person to have been appointed to that position.

She dealt with a number of serious illnesses during her life and met them with an inner strength that was an inspiration to all who knew her. Sandra loved life, and the joy and love that she gave to her family and friends was matched by the joy and love that she received in return.

She leaves her husband and best friend Stephen, her children Michael and Kristin (Germain Drolet), grandchildren Jacob and Maggie, and her sister Judith Cross (Stephen).

The family would like to thank the staff of KGH Palliative Care and St. Elizabeth, and in particular her caregiver angel Rhonda, for all their support in allowing Sandra to remain at home with her family until her passing.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 9 pm and a memorial service on Thursday, April 13 at 1 pm, followed by a reception. All services will be held at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston.

Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB and the Kingston Humane Society.

KingstonObituaries.com

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