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Sandra Doreen Green

February 9, 1951 - December 28, 2021

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Sandra Doreen Green, 70, of Powell River, BC, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter at the time of her passing. Her favourite music played.

Sandy was predeceased by her parents, Gordon Dykes and Julia (McGuffie) Dykes and her sister, Judy (Dykes) Marsh. She is survived by her daughters Janine Doxsee, Laura and Allison Green; grandchildren Sydney Dykes- Erickson and Julian Green; niece Keri Marsh; cousin Douglas Dykes and partner Bill Doxsee.

Sandy was an outgoing, energetic, down-to-earth, animal-loving Beatles fan from the start. Her childhood memories of growing up on Joyce Ave. included figure skating, swimming, Sunday tea at her grandmother’s house and a fascination with science. Family trips to Vancouver and summers at horse camp in the Chilcotin would help to fuel her love of travel and sense of adventure.

In her teen years, Sandy would teach figure skating and lifeguard at Willingdon Beach. She would pursue a career in bookkeeping and landed her first job in a Water St. office in Vancouver. From lunch breaks at the Woodward’s building, exciting city life and a legendary Led Zeppelin concert, she would briefly live in Prince George, Campbell River and finally settle in Port Hardy, where she planted roots. Sandy continued bookkeeping, first for Shushartie Log Sales and then Koprino Logging. She would applaud honest, hard workers and saw everyone as equal. She was a beloved team player (on and off the softball field!) with a reputation for being highly organized, good-humoured, incredibly loyal and dedicated.

Sandy retired in July 2021 after 15 years of service in the housekeeping dept. at Powell River General Hospital. She proved to be a tireless force and cared about every person in the building. Her family would joke that it was the perfect place for her to unleash her power to make any space “Sandy Green clean.”

When Sandy wasn’t working she preferred the peace and quiet of nature. Her ultimate was sitting in the sun with a Danielle Steele novel, preferably in Mexico. She loved films, classic rock, and was able to see many of her favourites perform. She loved any time with animals, kayaking, boat trips and travel. If it was a great time, it was a “hoot.”

Sandy was a born leader, exceptionally intuitive and fiercely independent. She was head of the house as a single mother and embraced challenges with grace. She encouraged her girls to follow their dreams and to explore interests. Her loved ones will strive to honour her memory by living their lives to the fullest. She leaves a legacy of humour, strength, a love of nature and great respect for the arts. Always one to brush off compliments, let it be known that she was beautiful and she will be remembered with love and admiration long after her passing.

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Relation: Brooks school, then last twenty years occasional encounters.

Hearing of the passing of your Mom caused me great sadness, I am sorry for your loss. The world has truly lost a awesome person. Sending you love and prayers.

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