Sandra Pauline (Gillis) Curry
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: March 27th, 2016
Sandra Pauline (Gillis) Curry, 72, of New Waterford, passed away peacefully March 27, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Born and raised on Convent Street in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Ellen (LeBlanc) Gillis.
Sandra was a member of the former St. Agnes Church and currently the Parish Church of St Leonard, New Waterford.
Sandra graduated as a CNA from the VG Hospital in 1961 and worked as a nurse at hospitals in Halifax, Kentville, N.S., London Ont., and Glace Bay. After marrying Joe Aug. 3, 1968 and moving to Port Hawkesbury, Sandra focused on raising her family as well as helping her community. She served in many roles, including club president, in the Kinette Clubs of Port Hawkesbury and Nashwaaksis and also for the K-Ette Club of Nashwaaksis, making many great, lifelong friends along the way.
Sandra enjoyed playing bingo, darts, bowling and dancing and was always singing a song. She loved being in the company of her sisters and made great memories on many trips over the years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Joseph Curry; sons, Blaise (Karen) of Halifax, Glenn (Daisy) of Montreal and Shaun of Fredericton. She cherished her six grandsons Ryan, Laughlsawwin, Hagan, Nathan, Cameron and Cade, and her granddaughter Emily.
Surviving are sisters, Donalda (Murray) Ratchford, Trenton, Ont., Bridget Peters, Carmel Hulme (Wilfred) and Anne MacPherson (Ian), all of New Waterford, CWO (Ret) John (Allana), Fredericton, N.B., Ray (Linda), Onafray (Shirley), both of New Waterford, Col (Rtd). Jerry (Patricia), Marion Bridge, LCol (Ret) Joe (Jacquie) of Grand Mira South; her aunt Rita Gouthro, New Waterford, and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation for Sandra will be held today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will take place on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. Leonard Parish Church in New Waterford, Father Ray Huntley presiding. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. A luncheon will be hosted by the CWL at the parish hall on Convent Street.
Condolences and complete obituary is posted on www.currysfuneralhome.com.