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GRILLS, Alexandra “Sandra”

September 18, 1947 — February 24, 2024

On February 24, 2024, Sandra Grills went to be with the Lord at the age of 76 years. She is survived by Bill, her husband of 53 years; sons Bradley, Kevin (Jennifer), and Jason (Ashley); grandchildren Lukas, Zoey, Riley, and Waylon; two brothers and three sisters.

She was a person who emanated happiness and who loved to share her joy with others.  She never wanted to retire!  She was a dedicated employee of the Kelowna Home Depot for over 20 years. Sandra volunteered for over 30 years with Special Olympics and everyone knew that it was a cause near to her heart. She had the best smile and never complained even when life was not too kind to her and her health declined in her 70s.

Ultimately, Sandra loved her family, and she adored being a grandmother.  Her strength and love live on in the hearts of those she touched and her soul rests easy now in the arms of her saviour.

A Mass of Christian Burial with Father Gerald Sekanga presiding will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:30 AM (PST) at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment will take place after the service. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

Memorial donations may be sent to Kelowna Special Olympics.

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Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:30 AM (PST)

St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC

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The service for GRILLS, Alexandra “Sandra” is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:30 AM (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC

3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Patricia Ann Coughlan (Grills) says:

    Dear Uncle Bill, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time and for the days ahead.

  • Donna says:

    I spent several summers with Auntie Sandra & Uncle Bill. The summer I turned 9, she held a little birthday party for me with a home made cake! She didn’t have to celebrate my birthday but thats just who she was – always going the extra mile for the ones she loved. She dotted on the boys back then & later on the grandkids. She taught me how to make play dough from scratch & the hummingbird feeders were always full when they lived in Surrey. Losing Auntie Sandra is like losing a bonus parent you expect to always just be “there”. RIP Auntie Sandra. Give Grandma & Grandpa Dayman an extra big hug from all of us. We’ll forever miss your kindness, generosity & warm smile.

  • Cliff Alexander says:

    It is difficult to say just in few words, what a wonderful person Sandy was for all my family. We shared great times like a birthdays ands Christmas together. My entire family will forever cherish the sweet memories of Sandy.

  • Donna Dayman-Elder says:

    Auntie Sandra with my Children 2008.

  • Donna Dayman-Elder says:

    Auntie Sandra with my Children 2022.

  • Denise Hunter says:

    To my cousin Sandra
    We are so sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you at our loss.
    David & Denise Hunter

  • Sandra Jones says:

    Dear Bill, Bradley, Kevin and Jason, I was so sad to hear that Sandra has passed, she and I were such good friends in the 70/80’s, I will always treasure the memories of dinners together, our kids birthday parties and just hanging out. My deepest condolences Bill and family. ❤️
    Sandra Jones

  • Rick and Debbie Ross says:

    We are sorry to hear about Sandy’s’ passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family Bill.

  • Trudy Rowbottom says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Bill, Brad, Kevin & family 7 Jason & family. Sandra was a second mother to us after our dad passed away when we still so young. She was the most loving, caring sister anyone would be lucky to have. I will never forget how she always went the extra mile to make our Christmas special after losing our dad. I’m so very heartbroken to lose her but take comfort in my precious memories and the knowledge that she is in a better place with our mom & dad. RIP Sandra , will love and miss you forever! ❤️🙏🏻🌹

  • Chad & Wendy says:

    Our deepest condolences. Sandra was a wonderful person and we have so many great memories of her. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts are with the family in this difficult time. Take care.

  • Marian Dayman says:

    I feel such sadness and sorrow for the loss of my beautiful sister. Condolences to Bill, Brad, Kevin, Jason and family.

  • Jennifer Alexander says:

    I was heart broken to hear of Sandy’s passing. I wish I could be at the funeral. I have the best memories of Sandy- An amazing mom and wife. Our moms were close – 2 of the best ladies to exist. I remembrr her laugh, her patience , her birthday cakes and special touches….making all special occasions more special. Thinking of you all..Bill, Brad, Kevin and Jason. Xo

  • Joe & Lenore says:

    To Bill & Family – we are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Although we hadn’t seen Sandra in a long time, we will remember her fondly for the kind, gentle and caring person she was.

  • Debbie and Dave Pearson says:

    Dear Uncle Bill, Bradley, Kevin, Jason and families – We are so sad to hear of Sandy’s passing. We didn’t get to see you guys very often. When we did I remember Sandy’s gentle humour and her warmth as we chatted together about our kids, since you were all around the same age. She was always so proud of you and loved you so much. I remember her joking about you too, Uncle Bill. But it was easy to tell even when she was chuckling about things you did, that she adored you. I hope your memories of her, and the love you have for each other will help to ease your sadness in the days ahead. Big hugs to all of you. Debbie and Dave

  • Christine Bekar says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Sandy’. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Christine and Jason Bekar

  • Janet Roshinsky says:

    I”m so sorry for your loss I used to work with Sandra at Home Depot. What a super lady had a big heart and was always there if I needed a ear to talk to. I held a special place in my heart for Sandra.
    REST IN PEACE Sandra

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