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Hosick,Sandra ‘Sandy’ Gail

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Gail Hosick of Strathmore, Alberta passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2024 at the age of 68. Sandy was born on June 29, 1955 in Taber, Alberta, the beloved daughter of John and Annie Hosick. Born into a large family, the fifteenth of sixteen children, Sandy cherished memories of Sunday picnics in the park and spoke fondly of how her siblings took care of each other. Growing up in such a vibrant environment, Sandy developed a remarkable ability to love and care for everyone she met. After moving to Calgary, Sandy pursued her passion for beauty and graduated from cosmetology school as a talented stylist. Her family and friends often benefited from her expertise in perming, coloring and cuts. Sandy continued her education at SAIT and earned her Journeyman Certificate as a Chef. She began her career at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and later transferred to Strathmore Hospital. Over the years, she dedicated herself to serving her community while raising her daughters, instilling in them a strong work ethic and deep wisdom. Sandy’s fondest memories include a cruise through Europe and the Mediterranean, which she counted among her most memorable life experiences. Sandy had a great love of travel and took every opportunity to explore new places with her loved ones. She enjoyed socializing, playing cards, and spending quality time with family and friends. Above all else, Sandy found her greatest joy in being a devoted grandmother. Her grandchildren were the recipients of her boundless love, unwavering encouragement, and infectious joy. Sandy’s enduring legacy of faith, resilience, strength, love, and kindness will live on in her beloved family and cherished friends. Sandy will be lovingly remembered by her children Lisa Lahey (Maurice) of Red Deer County and Tara Baldwin (Gord) of Strathmore; and her grandchildren Charley, Oliver, Isla and Niamh. She will also be sadly missed by her eight siblings, Annabelle, Sharon, Patricia, Caroline, Marilyn, Gordon, Brenda and Deborah; and the loving relationships she had with Curtis Lien, Crystal Lien, Becky Allan (Orlando) and (Marina (Elijah) and Kristy) who were especially dear to her heart; and her many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters and her beloved grandson, Mitchel Benoit.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28-30

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Strathmore Alliance Church, 325 – 1 Avenue, Strathmore, Alberta.