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In Loving Memory of

Sara Ann Sanders

1976 - 2022

Obituary of Sara Ann Sanders

It is with tremendous sadness that the family announces the sudden, yet peaceful passing of Sara at her home on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the age of 45. Beloved daughter to Barbara and Charles Sanders and their spouses Robert Soccini and Denise Sanders. Cherished older sister to Beth Sanders and most devoted “Auntie” to Grayson, Carter and Oliver. Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins; Sara will also be deeply missed by her chosen family, especially Krista, Richard, Lonnie, Brett, Katrina, Deanna, Nicole, Shawn, Mark and Andy. Sara is now reunited with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who have passed away, and her faithful, furry friend Spanky a.k.a Doodles.

Sara worked as a Purchaser with Panasonic Integrated Services in St. Catharines, and truly loved her job and the people she worked with. She earned her Culinary degree at Canadore College and a Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She was an excellent cook, and was always willing to help guide those who encountered "kitchen dilemmas.” Among her hobbies and favourite things were; lounging in the water at the lake, a night watching a favourtie show or movie, or a game night playing Skip-bo or Rummikub. Sara loved music and could challenge even the experts at musical Jeopardy. Sara also loved celebrating Christmas; it was always her "thing" and visiting her over the holidays always meant a home decorated to perfection and delicious dishes she’d prepared for her family and friends.

Sara will be remembered for always having a genuine smile, infectious laugh, her quick wit, and her unwavering willingness to help others with her many talents. Sara had a love for all things sun-related, which was fitting because, like the sun, she was a source of brightness and warmth in everyone's life.

Cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A Celebration of Sara's life will be held at the Brookside Banquet Venue, 99 Brookside St, London, ON, on Saturday, May 28 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Words of remembrance will be shared at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. All guests attending are asked to please use the entrance marked for the banquet hall.

If desired, Sara and her family would be thrilled with memorial donations made to the Ontario SPCA.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: May 28, 2022
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Brookside Banquet Venue, 99 Brookside St, London, ON

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David Presley
2 years ago

I’m absolutely gutted to learn of Sara’s passing. She was such a bright light and kind soul! While although career paths sent us in different directions, I truly miss her quick whitted personality and sharp tongue. You were one of the first people at Tims with whom I bonded with, and that bond lasted throughout many years. I’ll forever miss our chats about everything and nothing at all! I look forward to the day we’ll be able to rant to each other all over again. I’ll miss you!

QSR Automations, Inc.
2 years ago

Sara was our main contact with Quickservice (Panasonic) and will be sorely missed. Many people at QSR Automations worked with her and she was always a joy to speak with. We will be making a memorial donation in her name.

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Sharyn McAlpine
2 years ago

We were lucky enough to be one of Sara’s chosen families and she a part of ours. She was part of Christmas and thanksgiving dinners at Kristas for almost 20 years. Always called me her second mom and called to say happy birthday every year. Such a very special kind loving person. Ian and I send our condolences and love to to all of you. We will miss her..

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Shirley Suk VanEgmond
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Sara’s passing. She came to my personal training studio to improve her health. She always had such a wonderful smile on her face! One of my fondest memories of her was randomly running into her at the Boca Raton Shopping Centre in Boca Raton, Florida. We both were so shocked to see eachother there! My deepest condolences ces to your whole family. She spoke so lovingly of all of you.

Debbie and Dennis Ouellette
2 years ago

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Yvonne Profota
2 years ago

Bill and I send our deepest sympathy.

Tracey Rosettani
2 years ago

To Sara’s family. We are both very sorry for your loss. There are times when no words will take away the pain but please know that our thoughts are with you all during this time. You are in our thoughts.

Tracey & David Rosettani

Julie turmel
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss to Sara family. Sara was a great person to work with on daily basis. She will be missed

Tammy Bitonti
2 years ago

My deepest condolences to Sara’s Family. May you all be surrounded by strength, love and prayers now and in the times to come. Warm hugs to Sara’s nephews. Sara blessed me with her Friendship and with so many wonderful memories. May her light shine on 🕯

Tony & Mickey Longo & family
2 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss , our love and prayers are with the family

Susan Black
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Sara’s family and friends. Sara was a hardworking, thoughtful and bright colleague who will be deeply missed. We were incredibly lucky to have had her part of the Panasonic family and will always keep her in our hearts.

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Debbie and Dennis Ouellette
2 years ago

Chuck and Denise,
Our hearts are breaking for you and your family members over this sad news.
May your many fond memories of times spent together bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Marianne Latham
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies and condolences to Sara’s family and friends.
I was a co worker with Sara at Quickservice Technologies (Panasonic) and it didn’t take long to quickly become friends as that is just the kind of person she was 💕
Always a smile and a laugh that was infectious.
Sara will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Chef Daniel Esposito
2 years ago

I am very sorry to hear of Sara’s passing, truly a bright and wonderful person with a sunny smile that will be hard to forget. My deepest condolences to Sara’s family and friends.

Brenda and Les GIlchrist
2 years ago

Sending our deepest heartfelt condolences to all who loved Sara. She was a good friend to our son Tyson. Keeping all of you held up in prayer. May you feel God’s presence with you to bring healing to your saddened hearts. Sincerely

Tonia Ellis (Barrett)
2 years ago

Sending our thoughts and prays to ll the family, friends and all who knew Sara. I worked with Sara in the early 2000s in a wonderful organisation called Griifin Gate in Lexington, Kentucky. I think its fair to say, we were loud, we danced alot, we partied a lot but we also worked 💪 hard. I have fond memories of Sara, always a smile, always welcoming and always up for a giggle. I bet she was the most awesome auntie you could ever wish for.
A wise man once wrote, its not how many years you live, it’s the life in those years that counts. 💜

Shawn Arcand
2 years ago

Sara and I’s friendship started many moons ago. She was often my sounding board and most definitely kept me out of ….
Her laughter and overall joy for life was something amazing.
Those who knew Sara can attest that family was the most important part of her life. She cherished all of you so much. There weren’t many if any conversations had where she would not speak about her family. Beth, she loved your boys so much. I’m not sure I have ever met someone so genuine and kind hearted.

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all family members during these difficult times. Sara will be truly missed. ❤️


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Nicole Gauthier
2 years ago

Sara and I became fast friends at Tim’s and she welcomed me with open arms into her life. She has been my constant through all of life’s changes and challenges and I knew she would always be there no matter what. Sara and I laughed a lot when we were together because it was impossible not to, when you were with her. Sara was super proud of her family and shared regularly with me the ongoing of the “Boys” and their new adventures; what Beth was up to and how her Mom and Rob, Dad and Denise were doing. She cared so deeply for each of you and I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I take some small comfort in knowing Sara is with Spanky and they are soaking up the sun together. My heart hurts with you and for you with Sara’s passing. She was beautiful and will be forever missed.


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Sheila and Mike OHagan
2 years ago

Sending our love and deepest sympathy to the Sanders family.

Peter and Judy Wood
2 years ago

Sara was always so bubbly and full of life when she was with her friends. It was always fun when Tara came home from Australia and the parkside girls would get together. Our heartfelt love and hugs to your family.

Manpreet Bhardwaj
2 years ago

I am deeply sadden by Sara’s sudden demise. She was a such a kind soul. My sincere condolences to Sara’s family and friends. Rest in Peace Sara!

Heather Henderson
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Brian Gagnon and Heather Henderson

Ginette Vallée
2 years ago

I’m so sad to hear of your loss, matante Denise and Chuck. Our sincere condolences go out to you.

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Mark Bradley
2 years ago

I can’t begin to express my sadness and sense of loss. I think that is a testament to how much Sara was loved. Sara and I worked together at Tim Horton’s and became fast friends. That friendship continued after Tim’s with regular birthday and catch up dinners and gatherings, and through COVID-19 when we each had birthday dinners delivered to the other. She was one of the most genuine, honest and happy people I’ve ever met. I’ll miss her more than I can express. My condolences to her family, friends and co-workers. Rest well Sara.

Gerald and Sherri Thibeault
2 years ago

Sherri and I wish everyone wonderful memories to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.


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