April 6, 1935 - February 13, 2016
With grieving hearts we announce the passing of Sandy on Saturday, February 13, 2016. He leaves to mourn his wife June, sons Kerry (Marie-Claude) and Randy (Cheryl) and granddaughters Julianna, Taylore and Jessa. He also leaves to mourn his sister Charlene (Don) Moore and his brother-in-law Chick Stewart and three sisters-in-law, Rosalie, Wanda and Ann Reinbolt and many nieces and nephews. Also his special cousins Mickey (Marion) Bleskie and Marian Dolman as well as many friends, all of whom he was so fond of.
He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Nancy Czorny, sister Marilyn Stewart and niece Natalie Moore. Also his mother-in-law and father-in-law Frank and Julianna Reinbolt, sisters-in-law Peggy Reinbolt and Beth Kennedy, brothers-in-law Frank, John, Joe and Fred Reinbolt and Todd Kennedy.
He was born in Glendon, AB, and his Father was a sectionman for the C.N. Railway. He spent his growing up years moving between Jasper and Blue River with his family. They moved to the Chilliwack area and finally to Fort Langley where he spent most of his teen years and graduated there in 1954. He moved to Smithers in 1955 and started his career there as a Trainman for C.N. Railway. It was there that he met June in 1960 and they were married in October, 1961. They moved to Jasper in the spring of 1962 where he continued working as a trainman and raising their two sons until 1981 when they moved to Kamloops. He enjoyed his years in Jasper golfing, fishing, watching the boys play hockey and travelling on hockey trips when he could get away. He spent many winters enjoying downhill and cross country skiing with June and friends. They also enjoyed summers hiking around Jasper. He took great pride in the trimming of his hedge, especially when the tourists stopped to pose for pictures in front of it. After moving to Kamloops he continued working as a trainman until his retirement on October 31st, 1990. After his retirement he enjoyed more hiking and golf. He then got into the computer world and spent many enjoyable hours working on the family trees for the family. When the granddaughters came along, he cherished every minute he had with them.
He enjoyed spending many hours searching for and copying pictures of the old steam engines and reminiscing about the “good old days” with his railroad buddies on their “coffee breaks”.
He was so grateful to N.P. Natalie Manhard for her exceptional care this past 4 years and to Dr. Hamilton. We thank them and the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Home for their tender loving care and for making his last days more comfortable.
We will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to kindly make a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
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