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Sandra Grace Kryn

July 18, 1949February 12, 2020
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Kryn, Sandra Grace (née Carruthers) peacefully passed into Eternity surrounded by her family February 12, 2020. Sandra was born July 18, 1949 in Bentley, Alberta, Canada as the youngest of nine children to Melville and Merron Carruthers. She completed high school in Red Deer, Alberta, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, and completed her residency in hospital pharmacy in London, Ontario. Thereafter, she taught pharmacy, worked in hospital and clinical pharmacy, and owned her own clinical pharmacy. She married Edward Kryn in May 1975. They happily lived and raised their three children in Ontario, Canada. Sandra was entirely dedicated to God and His Church, and to her husband and children. She homeschooled her three children. She gave them not only an excellent education, but the love and knowledge of the Faith. She gave up the riches of this world, so they would have the chance to gain the riches of Eternity. For this, they are eternally grateful. They will forever miss her presence in their lives now, but are comforted to know they can be reunited with her in Heaven. Sandra simultaneously was dedicated to her husband and managed his medical practice. She was involved in many church organizations, including various choirs, pro-life ministry, women’s guilds and Bible studies, taught religious education, and volunteered on building committees. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends for her humble and faithful friendship, gourmet hospitality and cooking, and a joy filled smile. She is preceded in death by both her parents Merron and Melville Carruthers, and siblings Daryl, Dwain, Doreen, Laurie, Barry, and Elaine. Her loss is deeply mourned by her devoted husband Edward of 45yrs, children Jeremy (Luz Helena), Angela Redpath (Paul), and Nathan; her five grandchildren: Mark, Luke, Mariana, Matthew Paul, and Matthew Casimir; brother Blaine Carruthers (Deanna), sister Sherill Carruthers, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Family will be receiving friends at McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton, NC on Friday February 14, 2020 from 6-8pm. A Requiem High Mass will be celebrated St. Ann's Catholic Church, Clayton, NC on Saturday February 15 at 10am, preceded by final viewing at the church beginning at 9:30am. Burial will be following Mass in Newton Grove, NC at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church cemetery. While flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may also be made to: The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, North American Headquarters, 450 Venard Rd. South Abington Township, PA 18411 (https://fssp.com/support) or BirthChoice, 2304 Wesvill Court, Suite 340 Raleigh, NC 27607 (https://birthchoicewake.org). Online condolences may be made to the Kryn family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.


  • Edward Kryn, Husband
  • Jeremy Kryn, Son
  • Luz Helena Kryn, Daughter-in-law
  • Angela Redpath, Daughter
  • Paul Redpath, Son-in-law
  • Nathan Kryn, Son
  • Blaine Carruthers, Brother
  • Deanna Carruthers, Sister-in-law
  • Sherill Carruthers, Sister
  • Alice Carruthers, Sister-in-law
  • Adele Carruthers, Sister-in-law
  • Elfrieda Carruthers, Sister-in-law
  • Merron Carruthers, Mother (deceased)
  • Melville Carruthers, Father (deceased)
  • Daryl Carruthers, Brother (deceased)
  • Dwain Carruthers, Brother (deceased)
  • Doreen Zinyk, Sister (deceased)
  • Laurie Carruthers, Brother (deceased)
  • Barry Carruthers, Brother (deceased)
  • Elaine Pitman, Sister (deceased)
  • Don Pitman, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Mrs. Kryn leaves behind five grandchildren, many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020


Sandra Grace Kryn

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Marta, Michał Wieszczyccy

February 25, 2020

Dear Edward, Angela, Jeremy and Nathan,
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We remember Sandra as peaceful and joyful person and we pray for healing and comfort for all of you during this difficult time.

Marta, Michał & Krystyna Wieszczycki
Warsaw, Poland

Tena Siebenga-Valstar

February 22, 2020

I was friends with Sandra in junior high school in Bentley. I remember grade 8 being the year when we connected because we shared our faith in Jesus Christ. Unfortunately I lost connection with Sandra and only at our 50 year high school reunion did someone say they knew where she lived but had no more details. Her tribute indicates she continued to live her life to the glory of God. I praise God with you for that. I pray that you will be comforted by God's love, strength and peace as your grieve her presence here but know of her eternity with Jesus. To God be the glory.


February 20, 2020

Sandy my sweet Baby Sister! I was only seven years old when you arrived. I remember when mom brought you home I thought “who was this little person with all this straight black hair?” I was used to red curly hair like Sherill and me. I got used to having you around especially when it was my turn to rock you in the pram. One thing I liked best was you didn’t cry so much like Sherill did so I didn’t have to plug my ears.
I was no longer the baby of the family after Sherill and you arrived so I had to wash dishes and help around the house and often entertain the two of and you. This was no problem as you both loved to be pulled around in the old red wagon. Sometimes I would put a wooden rack on the wagon and an old blanket over the top and pretend it was a chuck wagon. I would pull the two of you around the farm yard until someone fell asleep. Hopefully it would be you.
I remember we were playing ball and mother called us for supper so we dropped everything and ran in to wash up. We had forgot to picked up the bat and ball so you went to get them. You reached down to pick up the ball and let out a scream and stood petrified in the middle of the yard. A tiny garter snake had wound itself around the ball and slithered off in the grass.
I remember you winning a singing competition in 1965 hosted by The Red Deer Rotary Club and you were awarded a trip to Prince Edward Island.
You went off to University, launched a Christian Women’s Trio, traveled, married the man of your dreams and have three wonderful children who in turn have given you five beautiful grand children. Who would have thought this could have happened from our small humble beginnings. BUT GOD!
Thanks for letting us be a part of your life’s journey. Thanks for your generosity. Thanks for attending all the family functions and planning several of them. Thanks for being a terrific host, cook, wife, mother and grandmother and most of all being My Special Little Sister. I will miss you. Love Blaine

Agnieszka Zuchowicz

February 19, 2020

Edward, Angelo, Jeremy and Nathan,
we send sincere condolences and support after losing Sandy.
We unite with you in pain and prayer,
we wish you many strength in this painful time.
Our meeting in Warsaw will remain in our memory.

Hanna, Grzegorz, Agnieszka and Jakub Zuchowicz
Warsaw, Poland

Agnieszka Zuchowicz

February 19, 2020

Edward, Angelo, Jeremy and Nathan,
we send sincere condolences and support after losing Sandy.
We unite with you in pain and prayer,
we wish you many strength in this painful time.
Our meeting in Warsaw will remain in our memory.

Hanna, Grzegorz, Agnieszka and Jakub Zuchowicz
Warsaw, Poland

Sherill Carruthers

February 18, 2020

My dear sister! I find my thoughts going back to our times together and to all the memories we shared. You knew what to say, and what to do to help me through difficult times. You gave me courage to run life’s challenging race, cheering me on at the sidelines and celebrating at the finish line. You were there when I started university as a single mom, confident that I would finish, and with open arms celebrated my graduation. You gave hope, love and acceptance to a struggling teenager, the day you celebrated Craig’s 18th birthday. With cake and gifts in hand, you and Ted, Jeremy, Angela and Nathan drove to Lambeth and surprised him with birthday party. Just a few of many memories where I experienced a sister’s love and kindness. Because of you, life was fuller, sweeter and more beautiful, because you were a part of my life. I love you, Sandy. Rest in peace!

T Tran

February 17, 2020

Although I never knew Mrs. Sandra Kryn as her family and friends recall her in cherished memories, her exemplary husband, children & grandchildren highlight her life and legacy. As Dr. Kryn’s beloved wife, they formed 3 generations of devoutly Catholic, accomplished individuals, each radiating God’s goodness. These qualities are embodied by each family member, from Dr. & Mrs. Kryn to Jeremy, Luz Helena, Angela, Paul, Nathan, and all 5 young (and brilliant) grandchildren— truly extraordinary!

My heart ached seeing Dr. Kryn and his children’s loving, unwavering care and devotion buoy Mrs. Kryn’s lapsing mind and body at Mass and hospital bedside. Also, Mrs. Carballo, you are amazing to lovingly assist Mrs. Kryn. Such fortitude and unconditional love from husband, children, and in-laws are testimony to God’s grace.

I am honored to know you, Mrs. Kryn, through your family. You and your family remain my family’s heartfelt prayers.

Verlynn Woolf

February 16, 2020

Dear Uncle Ted, Jeremy, Angela, Nathan and family, our hearts and prayers are with you today as you say goodbye to a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife and aunt.
I will always remember the times that I spent is Ontario as a teenager babysitting and playing in the pool and just having fun as cousins and niece-this was a special time for me that I will never forget. Auntie Sandra had a way of making you feel special, even by saying thank you for making supper. I will also never forget the time that she was visiting with Uncle Blaine, and Auntie Deanna and Auntie Sherril and I was in the hospital waiting the birth of Zachary and it was difficult not being in the maternity ward - however she just took me and gave me the biggest hug and said everything was going to be okay. I remember the summer that the family visited and we had a big family reunion in Red Deer and we all went swimming at the pool and the laughs that were had that day. Roger and myself will not forget that last time that she visited Zachary in the hospital before he passed away and oh how she made him smile even despite his difficulties with cancer. There is a picture of her with both Cody and Zachary that is forever in my heart. She was an
incredible and woman who will be missed a great deal. She was very special to me and I will never forget her love for me and my family. She believed in God with her whole heart and it showed in how she treated her family and friends.
She will be truly missed and forever in our hearts and I look forward to the day that we see her in Glory.
Love and prayers to all of you and know that there is family and friends who truly care and love you.

Love always,
Roger, Verlynn, Cody and
angel Zachary

Darwin&Beckie Carruthers

February 16, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Uncle Ted, Jeremy, Angela, Nathan and family. The times we visited together will always be cherished and remembered. We trust and pray for healing and comfort during this time of great loss. Memories of her love, spirit and contagious smiles will always be cherished. We love you all and will keep you within our hearts as we remember Aunt Sandra.
Much love,
Darwin, Beckie Caleb and Luke Carruthers

Chris Campbell

February 14, 2020

My prayers and thoughts go with you, doctor and your family