6 September , 1957 – 15 June , 2018
Sandra Lee Ann Marcotte (nee Mickalishen) Sandra was the first born of 7 (one sibling, Joseph, died at birth) to Stan and Kay Mickalishen on Sept 6, 1957. Her younger surviving siblings are Linda, Don, David, Ken and Michelle. She grew up in Estevan, SK, renting for the first 4 years then moving into the home she would stay in until adulthood. The house at 109 Mc Donald Road was the family home for decades. Tobogganing down the hill, fishing at the damn, street hockey in front of the house with neighbours all were a part of growing up there. Sandra worked very hard in school achieving many awards and accolades for her efforts. She attended St Joseph’s elementary, IHJH (Immaculate Heart Jr. High) and the ECS (Estevan Comprehensive School). She was involved in band, choral, drama, debate, volleyball, yearbook, church activities and so on, even earning the most valuable student award in grade 12. After Sandra graduated, she took a train ride to Quebec. It was one of her fondest trips ever. Sandra went to university at the U of S, majoring in history and political science. She loved these classes and the relationships she made through the Newan Players and at St. Thomas Moores. During her university years she met and eventually married Larry Marcotte. Together they had 2 daughters, Lise and Joan. Lise developed a serious kidney disease that took up much of their time and kept them both very busy. While the marriage did not last, they both remained dedicated to lovingly raising the girls. Sandra moved to Weyburn the year Lise started Kindergarten to the house on 4th street. She began a long-loved work life in the family business of Zippy Mart Burger Junction and the Patio (Kay Confectioners). She was solely in charge of Weyburn Dairy and the Burnway Laundromat. Many people remember her kindness and how helpful she was at the Postal Outlet Zippy. Her pleasant smile, helpful nature, amazing ability to remember people’s names/orders/purchases made her an essential part to so much of the business. When the post office closed, Sandra went to doing the books for the business. A small home was bought to serve as “the office” and many many family events were held there. Sandra remained in Weyburn and stayed active in the community always. She was a longtime member to the CWL, Weyburn Multicultural Council, Pro Life, church activities/groups and various committees related to her children’s schooling and organizations. She was a dedicated mother, attending all events her 2 busy children were in, specifically Silver Seals and Ukrainian dance. Sandra was always ready to lend a hand. Zippy Mart was sold in 2011 and Sandra began a new path working outside the family business. She spent over a year working at CIBC and then moved to a loved position with Cogent Chartered Accountants. So many of her clients regardless of her position commented on how pleasant it was to deal with her. Sandra’s dedication to family was shown in her involvement with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. You couldn’t find a prouder “Baba” or aunty Sandy anywhere this side of the equator. She loved going to the concerts, games, drama productions, performances……all of it. There were even times when Lise or Joan couldn’t be there but they could always trust “Baba” to be there for her grandchildren. Her love for her family knew no end and had no boundaries. The number of adoptive daughters and sons, extended families and family members by request showed just how much she wanted to be sure others knew they were loved and cared for. Sandra passed suddenly in her home on June 15, 2018 and is very much missed and loved. Prayers were said on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Plaparampil presiding at both. Donations in memory of Sandra can be made to the Catholic Woman’s league of Weyburn St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (CWL) or Prolife (Weyburn & District Pro-Life association-Weyburn (306)842-1633.
Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com
Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306-842-5432
- Funeral Mass Saturday, 23 June , 2018
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5 July 2018
Dear Linda and Family,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister (mother). Linda was always friendly with a warm smile. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
19 June 2018
Joan and Lise
Iam so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom. She will forever be apart of your heart. Your love for her will always shine, In the stories you tell, The memories you will always have, and the ever lasting moments that will follow you through life.
I know how much she meant to you all. A wonderfull caring lady she was and will always be remembered for that
My sincere condolences and love
19 June 2018
Lise and Joan:
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of her from childhood, as well as when we worked together. My thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time.
19 June 2018
So sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. She was always friendly with a smile. Loved chatting to her. Rip
19 June 2018
What a wonderful lady. Even though we only met a handful if times at family functions, we chatted together for hours. Smart and funny, a terrific combination & I really enjoyed the too brief time we spent together. Rest in peace Sandra. Prayers to her loving family.
Debbie Porter (nee McLashen)
19 June 2018
Many fond memories of Sandra but one of my favourites was when I visited Aunt Kay & Uncle Stan with my parents, Walter & Olga. Played the whole weekend with Sandra in their front yard, we had so much fun together. Also remember Mom & Dad raving about the reunion Sandra organized at the lake north of Yorkton about 1992. They couldn't stop talking about the BBQs & fun-filled activities the whole weekend. Family meant everything to Sandra and it showed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.