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Sandra DeCecco

June 8, 1965 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 56)




   It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Sandra DeCecco on February 18, 2022 at the Fort Macleod Extendicare.  She was 56 years of age.

   Sandra was born on June 8, 1965 in Toronto, ON.  Although she was a twin sister, she was unique and amazing throughout her entire life. When she was young, she was fearless and consistently gave her parents heart attacks by climbing the antenna of their house, then running across the roof of the duplex.  In 1984, Sandra moved to Coleman, AB where she remained until 2011 when she relocated to Lethbridge, AB.  During her time in Coleman, she worked at Mountain View Industries for many years and created lasting relationships with many people.  In June 2020, Sandra moved into Extendicare Fort Macleod where she made many more friends and enjoyed playing bingo three days a week.  She made it known that the “seniors” (which she was not) kept winning, leaving her with nothing but a broken ego.  Rina would remind her that she couldn’t win every time, despite what Sandra thought.

   Family was always a source of great pride for Sandra.  She loved her siblings fiercely and she let everyone and anyone know that she and her twin sister were only born two minutes apart.  When her niece, Heather and nephew, Ty were young, Sandra spent countless hours babysitting them both (she knew how to work a wooden spoon in their parents’ absence, too), and she loved attending all the sporting events they participated in.  In the years leading up to her departure from us, Rina visited Sandra weekly – enjoying their visit over a strawberry milkshake and a pepperoni, mushroom and lots of black olives pizza.  She will always be remembered for her famous long and tight hugs that she gave freely and never wanted to end - those we will dearly miss. The memories we make with family and friends are everything.

   Sandra was a very active person.  She clocked many miles over the years walking everywhere she went – often declining rides from family and friends. Sandra had an affection like no other for animals, Anne Murray music and, of course, everything related to Shirley Temple. In her spare time, Sandra enjoyed watching movies, going shopping, reading “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, frequent girls’ nights out, and never missing an episode of “Coronation Street”, “Lydia’s Kitchen”, or “Touched by an Angel”.  Sandra adored angels – everything about them.  She was proud of the beautiful glass angels she collected throughout her life and happily showed them off to all. It gives us comfort that she herself is now an angel watching over us.  

   Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her siblings, Betty DeCecco, Gianni DeCecco and twin sister, Rina DeCecco; her nieces and nephews, Heather (Braeden), Ty, Lianna and Darren; as well as her extended family and many friends.

   She was predeceased by her parents, Rino and Lucia DeCecco; her sister, Ursula; her niece, Debbie; her great-niece, Alexa; and her sister-in-law, Teresa.

   A Celebration of Life will be held at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461 – 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 1:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Fort Macleod Extendicare Resident Activity Fund (PO Box 189, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0) or by your local SPCA.  Condolences may be registered at

   From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to Dr. Beekman, Dr. Roth and Vicky for helping us advocate for Sandra and your compassion was more than we have ever seen - never let that go. To the Recreation department at Extendicare, thank you for making her final years fun and interesting even if you didn't call her Bingo numbers (and let me tell you I heard about it), and to the nursing staff, health care aides and all staff members: thank you for taking great care of her and trying so many different ways to help her. 'The bell at Room 316 has stopped ringing' 

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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Celebration of Life
March 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Fantin's Funeral Chapel
13461-20th Avenue P.O. Box 268
Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0

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