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November 26, 1938 ~ March 18, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Agnes Sanderson died on March 18, 2023 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre at the age of 84.
Agnes was born in Newfoundland in 1938. She was one of 12 children of parents Edward and Sarah. Agnes told stories about icebergs, collecting Capelin on the beaches after storms, homemade bread, hunting for chicken eggs under the house, her first bought-new yellow summer dress, and many other stories of rustic early life on the East coast.
Agnes later moved to Ontario where she met and married Victor (Vic) Sanderson. Soon after, a son James was born followed by a daughter Lynn. The new family lived in Cambridge where Vic ran “Sanderson’s Tire Service” - a business that still operates today. They moved to Port Elgin and opened a new tire shop where Agnes worked as bookkeeper. They enjoyed sandy beaches, eating ice cream cones while watching the world-renown sunsets of Lake Huron.
They later returned to Cambridge, where the children grew into adults and moved away for further education and their own careers. Agnes and Vic moved into a beautiful century stone apartment and walked along the river and fed chickadees. Vic died in 1996.
In 2018, Agnes moved to British Columbia to live with her daughter Lynn and son-in-law Alex. Walks continued along forest trails in the Cowichan Valley, and many word and picture puzzles were completed at the kitchen table. After a severe stroke and advancing dementia, she later resided at the Chemainus Health Care Centre where she could see the ocean from her window and the staff provided very kind, respectful and supportive care that we appreciated so much.
We will miss you mom - your warm smile, hugs and kisses, and of course your love.
At the request of Agnes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation will be followed by remembrance and interment beside Vic at the Park Lawn Cemetery in Cambridge Ontario.