Sandra Judith Deschamps passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on December 6, 2014. Born in 1940 in Wynyard, SK, Sandra moved to Alberta in 1959 to begin her life as a wife and mother of three daughters. A dedicated stay-at-home mom, Sandra put her dream of being a nurse on hold for many years until the mid-1970’s, when she completed her nursing degree at Red Deer College, graduating as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1976. For many years, Sandra worked as a nurse in the Labor & Delivery Unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. In addition to her love for nursing, Sandra had a life-long love for music. She taught singing lessons, led her church choir, encouraged an appreciation of music in her children, and possessed a beautiful singing voice herself. Because of her enormous capacity for compassion and caring, Sandra touched many lives and made many friends. For nearly forty years, Sandra and her husband Pete lived on their farm located west of Sylvan Lake. Sandra loved the farm, and it saddened her to leave it after Pete passed away in 2009. Left to cherish the memories of “Granny Sandra” are her daughters Cheryl (Gord) Armstrong, Deb (Rob Gee) Deschamps, and Cathy (Elden) Herbert, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, at the Sylvan Lake Memorial Presbyterian Church. Sandra’s family would like to thank the wonderful and caring nursing staff of both the Hospital and the Red Deer Hospice. If desired, donations can be made in Sandra’s name to the Red Deer Hospice Society.