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It is with great sadness and heartbreak, but with huge gratitude for his long happy life, we announce the peaceful passing of Sandy Dorman Jenkins in Alberta on Thursday, Sept 7, 2023, at the age of 90. Sandy was a very dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Minnie.
Sandy is leaving to mourn his devoted wife, Marie (nee Gates); also children: Rosemarie (Gerry), Dennis, Sandra (Glenn), and Christine (Wayne); grandchildren: Devon (Nikki), Jacqueline (Matt), Jonathan, Sara, Christopher (Tasha), Dylan, Daniel, and Alex (Morgan); great-grandchildren: Elias, Chloe, Mara Jade, Revan, and Malak. He is also leaving to mourn siblings: Marie, Sadie (Ches), Clarence (Gerri), Lyda (Gilbert), Albert (Carolann), and Cynthia; sisters-in-law, Mary and Carolyn and brother-in-law, Freeman.
Sandy was an accomplished welder, carpenter and fine woodworker. He became a self-taught luthier at the age of 79, finishing his first classical guitar the day of his 80th birthday.
A Funeral Service will be held at Connelly-McKinley Downtown Funeral Home, 10011 114 St. NW, Edmonton, AB, on Wednesday Sept 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff at Rosedale Estates Seniors Living, Edmonton General, and University of Alberta Hospital for their care and compassion. For his daughter Rosemarie’s love, dedication to his well-being and selfless giving, we are forever grateful.