Sandy Tull, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully on February 21st at the age of 67.
Sandy was born in Kelvington, SK on June 4, 1948. She was the second oldest of nine children to Frank and Esther Forrister. In 1960, at the age of 12, she moved from Kelvington to Ymir with her family. She attended Salmo High School and was a member of the basketball, volleyball and track teams. Sandy graduated from Salmo High School in June of 1966. That August, Sandy married the love of her life, Ted Tull, in Salmo. In December of that same year, they were blessed with Colleen, the first of their 3 daughters. Four years later their second daughter, Tina, was born. In 1971 the family moved from Salmo to Elkford, where Sandy worked at the local restaurant. There she learned many cooking secrets that she would put to great use! In 1977, their youngest daughter, Lisa, was born. It was this year that Ted and Sandy built their current home, where the door has always been open to many family and friends. Sandy began her mining career with Fording Coal as a gate attendant. She moved from the gatehouse to the warehouse and in 2008, ended her career in the payroll office.
Sandy’s love for her children and grandchildren was never ending. Rarely did she miss an activity, whether big or small. As well as being active in the curling club, Sandy was also a lifetime member of the Royal Purple, where she served many years as the secretary. Sandy created a home where everyone was welcome, and was known to many as “nan”, “Aunt Sandy”, and “mom”. No one ever left the table hungry, but often their pockets were lighter after playing many, many games of cards. Sandy was also known far and wide for her “buns” and bread. Whenever the need arose, Sandy was the first to send over baking and meals. Sandy’s generous nature and warm smile, hugs and giggle, will always live on in those who knew and loved her.
Sandy leaves to cherish her memory: husband Ted, daughters Colleen (Andy), Tina and Lisa; grandchildren Kayla, Meagan (Nick), Erica, and Paige; and great grandson Ryker. She is also survived by her siblings Donna Hurd, Dennis (Christine) Forrester, Les (Debbie) Forrester, Glenn (Jennifer) Forrester, Janice (Ken) Spiers, and Brenda (Chris) Carnes, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Sandy was predeceased by her parents Frank and Esther, sisters Caroline and Deanna, and brother-in-law Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sandra’s name to: BC Lung Association, Memorial Dept., PO Box 34009, Station D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 9Z9. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.