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May 26, 1949 — September 25, 2018

Sandy, born in Kelowna on May 26, 1949, passed away after a brief battle with cancer at the Kelowna Hospice House on September 25, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband Gerry and his three children Nikki (Justin), Chris (Jenine) and Sarah (Rod), her two sons Chris (Holly) Braun and Jeff Ritchey, seven grandchildren and two brothers Ron (Michele) Robertson and Grant (Sharon) Robertson.

Sandy will always be remembered by her beautiful and welcoming smile, especially when the door opened at either Robertson’s Clothing, Lakeside Pharmacy or at her own home.  She was born at KGH, went to school at Raymer Elementary and graduated from KSS.  She worked at Trench’s drug store, Underhill Clinic and Lakeside Pharmacy where she spent many happy years and made lasting friendships.

Sadly, Sandy’s life was tragically altered with the accidental death of her first husband, Ted, when their son Chris was still an infant. She grew into her strength after her devastating loss and welcomed her second blessing, son Jeff.  She was an independent and devoted mom and she and her boys shared many exciting camping trips and adventures together.  They both share in her love of nature and the outdoors and their skills reflect her influence and love.

Sandy’s life continued to grow and expand after she met and married Gerry.  Their life has been full of shared enjoyments and overcoming challenges with grace and gratitude.  She embraced becoming a stepmom and Nana to her 7 grandchildren from her blended family and their acceptance and love brought her much joy.

Sandy’s life was enriched by her many interests including travel, gardening, her family, countless dear friends and dancing.  She never went far without finding someone she knew, even on her travels.

She was consistent in reminding us the importance of making time to just be together.  Many feasts were gratefully attended, and special memories made that will now serve to bring comfort.

Sandy lived her life sharing her innate ability to bestow her kindness, compassion and empathy on all whose life she touched.

For Sandy, strangers were only friends she hadn’t met yet!  She was our gift on this road of life….

May she now rest in peace.

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 am at Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

Trinity Church

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Link: www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca


Service Information

Service Details

The service for ZIMMERMANN, Sandy is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Trinity Church

1905 Springfield Rd Kelowna


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  • Rolli and Mary Cacchioni says:

    So sorry to learn of Sandy’s passing. She was such a kind, lovely lady. Our deepest condolences to Gerry and all the family. Rolli and Mary Cacchioni

  • Fred and Sharon Stephen says:

    Deepest regrets to all of the family on their loss. Sandy was such a cheerful lady and we will ,miss her at our Scottish Country Dancing evenings.

  • Isabel Boedeker says:

    I am truly heartbroken to hear of Sandy’s passing.
    We shared so many laughs and giggles together. She was always smiling and so kind to the girls and I whenever we saw her.
    Please accept our condolences.
    Isy, Kiera and Tia Boedeker.

  • Bev ivans says:

    Gerry and family I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

  • Larry Hollier says:

    Gerry and family,
    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time and please accept my heartfelt condolence… RIP Sandy…

  • Arlene Rodgers says:

    May You Rest in Peace. You were a Beautiful Soul…💖 Arlene Rodgers

  • David Macklin says:

    Gerry, Grant, Ron and Families. Memories way back to Raymer Elementary School with Sandy. Such a sweet soul and a beautiful lady. Please know our thoughts are with you all. The Macklin Family

  • Alice Bennett says:

    What a wonderful person Sandi was…will miss her a lot. She had such a positive effect on everyone who knew her.
    Much love and condolences to you all
    Nick and I send our thoughts your way and

  • Frieda Gross says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Gerry and family, I knew Sandy for over 20 years from Lakeside Pharmacy. We always shared a joke or talked about music, etc. Sandy was such a warm caring person, that made my day brighter whenever I felt down. R.I.P my friend—Love Frieda & Rene

  • Carmel & Bert Gretzinger says:

    Words alone cannot express our feelings on loosing Sandy . Xxx we will always remember the many laughts, dancing and great time on our cruise this winter .

  • Lambert Schmalz says:

    Gerry & Family, So very sorry to hear of Sandy passing my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Norma Southward says:

    Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you, Gerry & all of your family.

  • The Strelaeffs says:

    To the Zimmermann and Robertson family’s. Words can’t cover the loss of this great lady. May your memories give you comfort threw this tuff time. We had many great and crazy times with Sandy. I will miss her always. Sherry

  • Maggie Gilmour says:

    Deepest condolences to the family. Ian and I know Sandy from our Scottish dancing. Sandy was a vibrant and lovely lady who will be missed.

  • Catherine & Rick Allen says:

    Dear Gerry, and Grant & Sharon, and Ron & Michele and your whole family……
    No words will ever convey how saddened we were about hearing of Sandy’s passing.
    She was instantly a friend from the moment we all met. And it was obvious how she loved and was loved, Hugs to all of you. Sorry we won’t be able to celebrate her life with you this weekend.
    Catherine and Rick Allen

  • Val and Jim Parker says:

    I have racked my brain trying to come up with words that could even come close to expressing how saddened we are for all of Sandy’s family. There just are none. There are also no words that could convey how much the 35 plus years we spent together at work and socially have meant to me and my family. She has been a co-worker, a friend, a confidant and a shoulder when needed and a constant source of fun and laughs. The world has lost a truly good person. Sandy will always be in our hearts.

  • Lorraine and Orest Zaryski says:

    So sad to hear of the passing of Sandy . She was one of the most genuine and kindest woman. My Heartfelt condolences go out to Gerry and the families. Sandy’s legacy will live on in everyone who’s lives she touched. I will never forget Sandys infectious smile ,compassion and always asking how our Mom. (Doreen Bossio) was feeling when I would go into the pharmacy . She will be forever missed .
    RIP Sandy ♥️

  • Gerry and Dawn Parrott says:

    So sorry for your loss Gerry. Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

  • Sandra & Bill Turner says:

    Dear Gerry and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. We will be thinking of you and your family at this sad time. We will always remember Sandy’s sunny smile and her welcoming personality. She will be greatly missed.
    Love and hugs Bill & Sandra

  • jeannie sandham says:

    . Dear Gerry and all of your family.Iam so very sorry to hear about Sandy,
    Dear Gerry and all of your family.So very sorry to hear about Sandy.She was one beautiful Lady who always had a smile and a great laugh.My thoughts are with you.

  • Bonnie (Middleton)Williams says:

    Sandy and I went to elementary and high school together! She was always smiling and very kind even though our paths did not cross all that often,I thought of her every time I pass “Robertson’s Cothing”! My heart goes out to her husband and families! RIP my dear lady!

  • Grant and Wendy Delcourt says:

    Another beautiful soul entered heaven. Gerry and family, may the love that surrounds you bring you strength and peace during this difficult time of transition.
    Grant and Wendy

  • Ted and Terry Loudon says:

    Gerry and family. We are voices from the past, we didn’t know Sandy but would like to send our condolences to you and your family..
    Ted and Terry Loudon

  • Jim Pratt and Mary Anne Ward says:

    To Gerry, Grant and Sharon, Ron and Michele, and extended family.
    We are so saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing, We regret being out of town and to have missed Sandy’s service with her family. Sandy has left a sincere lasting impression on all of us. We are grateful for those memorable times spent with her..
    Jim and Mary Anne and family

  • Tracy Buchan (Jensen) says:

    Dear Gerry and family, so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing- my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • The Krebs family says:

    We our so saddened and shocked to hear of Sandy’s passing. Our families knew each other from years back. My mother babysat Christopher for many years and of course from Underhill and Lakeside where she always had time to ask how you were and about your family. Sandy was always such a loving caring and beautiful person and will be deeply missed.
    The Krebs (Radomske) Family

  • George Swarchuk says:

    So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing you have our deepest sympathy.
    George & Jamie

  • Jenni Joorisity says:

    Sandy was my godmother. She never missed one of my birthdays, she was always at my dance shows. She was, and always will be, a reminder to me that their is an inherently good person in all of us. Her warmth and genuine personality left everyone in her wake knowing they were special. The unconditional love she shared with me and everyone around her was unparalleled. She will be deeply missed. My sincere condolences to the family. I will think of her often and fondly, and she will forever put a smile on my face.

  • Gene Weisbeck & Katherine Kraushar says:

    Such a shock to hear of Sandy’s passing……what a loss of such a wonderful beautiful soul. She was definitely a shining star where ever she was and, is now. Our condolences to the Robertson & Zimmerman families at this most difficult time.

  • Dennis and Sherry Husch and family says:

    It saddens us all to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a kind, compassionate and very friendly lady, with pretty blue eyes and beautiful smile. Our condolences to all of you.

  • Roger Hokazono says:

    Gerry and family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Sandy. My heartfelt condolences goes out to you and your families. May the support from your family and friends help you in the healing process.

  • Cathy Renkas says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cathy Renkas

  • Marie Clark Orring - Linda says:

    Dear Gerry and Family, Heartbroken to hear of Sandy’s passing. Condolense to your families.

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