Sandra “Sandy” Jean TUSTIAN

Sandra "Sandy" Jean TUSTIAN


Sandra “Sandy” Jean Tustian of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 53 years.

Sandy was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on September 28, 1962 to Shirley and Gerald Tustian. She attended school in Cochrane as a youngster, and finished her schooling in Rimbey when the family relocated here. Growing up, Sandy experienced many health problems, but endeavored to make every day a bright and positive one. She worked for a few years at the Grand Hotel in Rimbey, then met Art Cooper and they became life-long friends. When Art passed away in 2004, Sandy remained on the farm until October 16, 2013, at which time she endured a terrible car accident. The accident placed Sandy in a wheelchair for almost the last three years. Her dream was always on her mind to return back home to care for her cats, whom she loved dearly.

Sandy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her mother, Shirley Ford of Winfield; and her two sisters: Joanne (Cliff) Reynolds of Winfield; and Lynita (Roy) Stevenson of Rocky Mountain House; in addition to her nephew, Dwayne (Deanna) Reynolds also of Winfield. Sandy was predeceased by her father, Gerald on June 19, 2004; and the love of her life, Art Cooper on October 16, 2004.

A Graveside Service was held at the Bradshaw Cemetery, Rimbey on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Sandy’s Life followed at the Last West Hall, Rimbey at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Jeanette Engblom officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Sandy’s Memory may be made directly to STARS Head Office, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 ( Condolences to the Tustian Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:

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