Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON


Shandy-Lynn Andrea Briggs

November 23, 1971May 1, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Shandy following complications related to a cardiac arrest. At the young age of 48 she passed peacefully with her supportive Husband by her side. Shandy is survived by the love of her life and Husband Ray Van Schyndel. She will be deeply missed by her Father Dave (Deb) Briggs and her Mother Imelda Maguire (Dave). She was a loving Mother to Ray’s children Kristin (Justin) Powell and Derek (Kerry) Van Schyndel. An adored Oma to Hunter, Parker, Hayes and Holden. Beloved Sister to Brye (Leah) Briggs and proud Aunt to Kaelham, Ayden and Seamus. Shandy was always happiest surrounded by family. She shared a close bond with all her cousins. She leaves behind her step brothers, step sister and their families, as well as many relatives from Canada, England and Ireland. The Van Schyndel’s will all feel the loss of her spirit, dynamic personality, amazing hugs and bright smile. She will be fondly remembered by all her close friends and “her girls”. Shandy contributed immensely to her role as the Ontario Regional Director of Public Safety. Her colleagues will feel the loss of her exemplary leadership and dedication. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484). Online condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com. You’re beautiful, you’re endless, Now stretch your wings and fly, You’re loved by so many, It will never be goodbye.


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Paul Parker

May 17, 2020

My condolences to family and loved ones of Shandy. News of her passing was certainly unexpected and at just 48 years, tragic.
Since retiring seven years ago, I had bumped into Shandy on only a few occasions. Each time it seemed like no time had passed at all. That's how Shandy was. Always genuinely happy to see people from years gone by and always with a giant smile on her face.
My work had me in regular contact with Shandy. It was always a pleasure to work with Shandy no matter how difficult circumstances could be. She was someone to count on and trust. Full of energy and a clever sense of humour, she made my day more times than I can remember.
Shandy, you will be missed by so many.

Lucy Rinaldi

May 16, 2020

Dear Imelda, Dave and Brye and families:
We were so sad to hear about Shandy's passing. We are so sorry for your terrible loss. We're just heartbroken for you. Please accept our deepest condolences. We hope that all the good memories of Shandy and the love you shared, help to comfort you during this time and always. Sending love and prayers,
Lucy Rinaldi & family (Enzo & Stella)

Donna & Glen Wagar

May 11, 2020

Shandy was an incredible woman and I am blessed she was an amazing Stepmom to my Kristin & Derek and their spouses Justin & Kerry. An awesome Oma to Hunter, Hayes, Holden & Parker, she loved them all so much and mentored them and gave them support when ever they needed it.

It is unimaginable to lose someone that gave everyone she touched so much joy! She always greeted Glen and I with a bright smile and hug and made us feel so welcome in her and Ray’s home.

She will be missed by all...rest in peace Shandy xo

Jasmin Armstrong

May 11, 2020

Shandy had a natural way of making people feel special and helping them achieve their true potential. She will be sorely missed by those who appreciated and loved her.

My deepest condolences to Ray, family and friends.

Jasmin xo

Tanya Blake

May 10, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Shandy in high school, and playing baseball. She was loved by all, and had an amazing loving personality. She threw the after Grad party, and was the best dressed for sure!
Taken way too soon, like all the great ones.

Julie Blasko

May 9, 2020

I met Shandy in the '90s working in CSC. I immediately loved her warmth and light, and that never changed. Shandy had a way of making everyone feel like they were so important to her and she always made time to chat.
I like to believe that there is a pool bar in Heaven where we meet all those who have gone before us. I'm sure that Shandy is there getting reacquainted with passed family and friends, and very quickly making new friends. She is the life of the party. And she will be saving the best seats at that pool bar for her many loved ones when it's their time. See you at the pool bar my friend.
Love and hugs to Shandy's husband, family and friends.

Dana Edwards (Desmond)

May 9, 2020

I was very saddened to hear of Shandy's passing. We went to College Hill PS together. I have known her since Grade 2. Shandy was truly a family person and had a remarkable career. Although we hadn't seen each other for many years, our paths did cross through work upon occasion. It was always lovely to chat with her and reminisce. May you all find comfort through the love and support of family and friends. Rest easy, Shandy.

caroline burley

May 9, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Ray and all of the families.
We will always treasure our times together with Shandy, the house parties, our trip to Mexico, and our camping trips, where Shandy always looked forward to hear Paul play his guitar around the campfire, and sing along to one of her favorites, Van Morrison's, Into The Mystic. She was a true fan.
We remember Shandy and Laura picking up their guitars to play, Whats Up, by, 4 Non Blondes. They crushed it!.
Shandy, your presence shined everywhere you went. We will miss your bright smile, and you gave the biggest hugs that were so meaningful.
You will never be forgotten dear friend. You will forever hold a place in our hearts.
Love, Caroline, Paul, Jennie and Melissa.

Linda O’Brien

May 8, 2020

Dear Dave
We were shocked to learn of your beloved Shandy’s tragic passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that you are in our hearts at this sad time. xo
Linda and Murray O’Brien

Nancy Roberts

May 8, 2020

Shandy , it was a pleasure knowing you. I met you thru Lynn years,& years ago ,you always had a big smile and a big hug.... You made everyone soo happy when you were around...
Ray, your family , and your many friends and acquaintances, and my family will never forget the beautiful smile on your face and how you lit the room up when you entered.
Your an Angel 🌹❤ ... Spread your wings ... Nancy Roberts (Baker)


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