In Memory of



Obituary for Sandy Warren

After more than 20 years of transplants, treatments and remissions, Sandy has quietly succumbed to multiple myeloma. Initially given 3 years to live, she greatly exceeded everyone’s expectations thanks to the exceptional treatment and care she received over the years.

Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Nantel, his associates, the nurses and specialists who provided Sandy with such extraordinary care while she was a patient in the VGH Bone Marrow Transplant Program. In recent years Sandy received excellent care from Dr. Ardashes Avanessian and all the nursing staff at the LGH Day Care Center. Dr. Genevieve Lauzon and The North Shore Community Nurses program provided special care and attention that allowed Sandy to live her final months in the comfort of her own home.

Sandy is survived by Clark, her husband of 56 years, her daughter Jennifer (Bill Stadel), her much loved grandchildren Lauren and Ben Stadel, her sister Pat Paris, sisters-in-law Betty Lynn (Ken Masse) and Jeanette Warren, and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Chad who also passed away from multiple myeloma in 2009 at age 34.

Sandy taught elementary school for many years and then ESL to adults

She was an artistic soul who took great pleasure in creating things like macrame and pottery. She loved her garden and was enthusiastic with plantings after a course in landscape design.

Sandy also really liked bridge and had a grand time with friends at the West Van Seniors Centre. In recent years she played online, often with her lifelong friend, Noreen Stroud.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the VGH Hematology Research Program in memory of Chad and Sandy Warren. A link to the donation page is at