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View Record Number 5014 - Mrs. Sandra MacDonald

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Name:Mrs. Sandra MacDonald
South Uist
Date of funeral:22/12/2011
Funeral Location:Howmore Church of Scotland
Presider:Mrs. Ann McNab
Additional Info:The following was written by Murdo MacKenzie, an elder in the Church of Scotland, on the passing of Sandra:
"The whole Island was devastated to learn of the passing of Sandra MacDonald, Howmore, after a battle of several years with cancer so bravely fought.
Sandra was well known throughout the Southern Isles through her connections with Hebridean Coaches, and was both knowledgeable and helpful in answering any queries related to buses, timetables and even car repairs. She was of a very cheerful personality, had a highly developed sense of humour, and, such was the warmth of her smile, that if you went in on a wet day to renew a wiper blade, the temptation was not to bother with the purchase, as you could almost believe that it had stopped raining and the sun was shining!
Sandra was an organiser and, if it were known that she was involved then even the most unimportant task would be done absolutely properly. Even when she learned her condition was terminal she organised her own funeral, to the extent of picking the tunes for the hymns.
The fact that she was very well respected is reflected in the attendance at her funeral. Despite standing-room only the Church was filled to capacity with overspill left outside as there was no room left for them.
Above all things Sandra was devoted to her family; to Donnie, to Robert and Iain, their partners and, of course, her three grandsons, Bobby, Stuart, and Calum, her pride and joy. She remained closely attached to her mother and her sisters, as well as members of the wider family.
She will be sadly missed by all, but missed most by those who loved her best.
Please pray for the family, and all who mourn at this time." May she rest in peace.
Lair Number:515
Gravestone Inscription:In Loving Memory Of
Sandra MacDonald
(nee Currie)
Died 20th December 2011
Aged 53 Years
A Devoted Mother, Grandmother
And Beloved Wife Of
Donnie MacDonald

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Mr. Neil Currie (Brother) (deceased) view record.

Mr. John Currie (Father) (deceased) view record.