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Sandra LITKE

Sandra “Sandy” Patricia Litke, a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, was born on September 4, 1940, in Formosa, Ontario. She grew up in Chesley, Ontario, with her mother Eileen O’Neill, brother David, and sister Sheila. In 1950, the family relocated to London, Ontario, where Sandy settled down, started her own family, and built a remarkable life. On June 4, 1963, she married the love of her life, Nickolai “Nick” Litke, with whom she shared 43 wonderful years. They supported each other in every aspect of life, from raising their two boys, Jonathan and Michael, to embarking on adventures around the world and working together in Nigeria for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

During her children’s early years, Sandy devoted herself to being a caring homemaker. Later on, she spent 26 years working as a secretary at an appraisal firm. After retiring, she continued to work part-time for 13 years at the Dream Home Lottery. Sandy’s warm and caring nature touched the hearts of many throughout her life. She was a dedicated mother, always the biggest advocate and supporter of her sons, Jonathan and Michael. Sandy derived immense joy from her role as “Gma” to her granddaughter, Amanda Elwes, with whom she shared a special bond and deep love. Whether it was experiencing new cultures during international travels, engaging in stimulating book club discussions, cheering on her favorite hockey teams, or dedicating her time to the Dream Home Lottery, Sandy embraced every moment of life with enthusiasm and passion.

Sandy had a natural inclination to care for others. From supporting her mother to taking care of elderly aunts, her husband, and any family members in need, she was always there to lend a hand. Sandy’s giving nature and selflessness were truly the essence of who she was—constantly giving her time, energy, and love to those around her. On October 2, 2023, Sandy passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband Nick, her son Jonathan, her brother David, and her sister Sheila.

Sandy leaves behind cherished memories filled with laughter, fun, and heartfelt stories. She will be deeply missed by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Sue, her granddaughter Amanda, step-grandchildren Leah and Andrew, step-great-grandchild Breanna, numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friends and colleagues. We celebrate the vibrant and joyful life Sandy lived, the immense love she shared, and the lasting impact she had on the lives she touched. A gathering to honor Sandy’s life will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., at the A. Millard George Funeral Home Reception Centre on Ridout Street South in London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House Toronto, a youth shelter, or the charity of your choosing. Memories, condolences, and photographs can be shared online at http://www.amgfh.com.

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