Obituary of Sandra Jean Schumann
With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of our wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter and auntie, Sandra Schumann. Sandra was born in Regina, where she grew up to become the beautiful, vivacious, ever positive, and enthusiastic woman we knew and loved. She lived for today and made the most of each day.
Cancer took Sandra's body, but her spirit will always live on in the lives that she touched. Perhaps by knowing her, you would know of her zest, and her passion for life. She died as she lived, with dignity and courage and surrounded by the love of her family and friends.
To cherish her loving memory is her soul mate and one true love, her husband Steven; and children Benjamin, Matthew, Jonathon, and Nolan were her pride and joy. Family was everything to Sandra. She led by example and throughout this journey taught her children life skills that will carry them throughout their lives. Sandra lived her entire life for Steven and their boys and truly valued every moment spent together. Sandra is also survived by her father Walter Mozylisky; siblings Sheila (Tyler, Jordon and Amanda), and Alan (Alexandrea); In-laws Gerry and Rosemarie Schumann, Jason (Darcie and Abigale), Kim (Brenna) and supportive friend Blake. She was predeceased by her loving mother Daisy and son Simon.
Sandra forged strong bonds that transcended friendship and enriched our lives. She was surrounded by the love of her friends who were more like sisters throughout her life and through her unexpected pancreatic cancer journey. They were there every step of the way to support her with daily check ins, visits, and calls. These friendships gave Sandra inner strength, hope, encouragement and championed her will to fight. We will forever be grateful for their support, commitment, and constant care. (Natasha, Connie, Sherry, Shauna, Lorianne, Tricia, Trina, Carlene, Audrey, Shannon, Jacquie, Lorna, Kathy, Natalie, Darlene, Holly, Nancy, Deb and Melina).
Sandra was a constant source of inspiration to her family, colleagues, and many friends. She will remain legendary for her overwhelming kindness, her counsel, her wonderful sense of humour and her magnetic personality. Her compassion and dedication will be remembered always. She exuded courage and strong will and served as a model to many.
Sandra’s life was filled with love for her family and friends Anyone who knew Sandra, was touched by her kindness, unselfishness, compassion, and humour.
Sandra had a strong sense of community spirit, which was a guideline for her entire life. She loved to crochet, quilt, and cross stitch along with her passion for gardening, camping, fishing, quadding, snowmobiling, hunting, and spending quality time with friends, family, and pets. Their farm was a source of constant joy for her family. Sandra love of crocheting resulted in her making and donating many items to 3rd world countries, senior homes, Carmichael Outreach, NICU, and the Bus Ministry. If you did not receive something handmade from Sandra, you would have received food and a big hug.
Sandra treasured her career at SaskPower which began in 1997. During her entire career, she endeared herself to her colleagues with whom she continued long and meaningful relationships. In her many management roles, Sandra was driven to create efficiencies, engagement, and collaboration.
A special thank you and appreciation goes to Sandra’s precious mother-in-law Rosemarie who has been a friend, mother, and role model for her for over 30 years. Their bond and relationship were unique, and Sandra appreciated every day spent with Rose, every conversation, and every experience they shared.
Sandra fought her battle with cancer with such spirit and courage and by far, the most difficult part of her journey was leaving Steven and her beloved sons. Sandra’s love and devotion for them was so unconditional and she did whatever she could to have that one extra moment with them. Sanrda was, and always will be, a true inspiration to all that knew and loved her. Special thanks to the health workers that helped Sandra throughout her illness. Sandra and her family were so grateful to Dr. Salim and nurses Meisha and Renee, Floor 3 and General Hospital staff, and all palliative, oncology, home care and nurses in general……….you make a DIFFERENCE………..We love you!
Sandra leaves a legacy that will live in the hearts of everyone that knew her forever. Sandra, we will hold you tightly within our hearts and there you will remain as life goes on without you but will never be the same. We will remember you for your grace and charm, your stubborn independence, and your forever positive love of life. The love, time and kindness given others will live on forever.
Her parting wish was that human hostilities end forever, and there could be more love, understanding, peace and kindness in this world. She always said at the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but what we shared; not our competence, but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at the Lumsden Hall, Lumsden, SK.