Mr. Alexander “Sandy” Jaffray of
Rimbey, Alberta passed away
quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and
Care Centre, Rimbey on Saturday,
July 23, 2005 at the age of 85 years.
Sandy was born in Koocher
Cairns, Scotland on April 25, 1920.
He immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of
one year, settling on the family farm in the Lockhart
District. Sandy spent 3 ½ years in the army during World
War II, mostly as a transport driver. Following the war,
he returned to the Lockhart District and was united in
marriage to Hazel Kemmis on December 10, 1956.
Together they lived on the family farm where they
resided until their passings.
Sandy will be lovingly remembered by one son, Randy
(Lola) Jaffray of Rimbey and their children, Kyla, Nikki
and Cody; three daughters, Deb (Randy) Hollingshead
of Rimbey and their son, Bryan; Marj (Dick) Hancik of
Rimbey and their children, Michelle, Travis and
Shalaine; and Sheila (Duncan) Clark of Stettler and their
children, Shaun, Sydney and MacGregor; one stepson,
Gordon (Pat) McTavish of Rimbey and their children,
Kelly and Troy; and one stepdaughter, Gloria Alward of
Ardrossen and her children, Jason, Marc, and Trevor.
He will also be lovingly remembered by two brothers,
Jim (Elsie) Jaffray of Rimbey; and Willie (Ethel) Jaffray
of Calgary; three sisters, Helen Winters of Oliver, B.C.;
Jean Henderson, also of Oliver, B.C.; and Gladys Holmen
of Bentley; his mother-in-law, Dora Kemmis of Rimbey;
and his sister-in-law, Frances (Dave) Davies of Rimbey.
Sandy was predeceased by his wife, Hazel in 2002; one
brother, Harry Jaffray; and two sisters, Kathleen Oslund
and Beth Solberg.
Funeral Services in Celebration of Sandy’s Life were
held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on
Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend
Dave MacMillan officiating. Interment followed in the
West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire,
memorial tributes in Sandy’s Memory may be made
directly to STARS Air Ambulance, Building #16, 29
Airport Road, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 9Z9; or to the
charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may
also be expressed by e-mail to:
Funeral and Burial Arrangements for the late Mr.
Alexander “Sandy” Jaffray entrusted to the care of
Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd., Rimbey, Alberta.
Telephone (403 ) 843-4445
“A Guiding Hand… A Caring Heart”