Obituary of Sandra Manzig
Milan - June 5, 1932
Windsor - November 4, 2023
Sandra has departed on her final voyage, with a suitcase full of memories. An avid traveler, having organized so many trips with her husband, Ted (predeceased 2020) and children Walter (Debbie), Loraine (Kevin), Gloria (Grant) and grandchildren Isaac, Gabriel, Cameron, Katrina, Erik and Evan, she always left room for unplanned adventures. Sandra lived life to the fullest, until the end.
Sandra was a natural communicator. She spoke five languages and taught Modern Languages full time at St. Clair College and part-time at the University of Windsor. As a teacher, in addition to classroom instruction, Sandra keenly felt the importance of her role in mentoring students, especially young women. This support continued with her work as a member of the Ontario Advisory Council on Women's Issues (1983-1988), where she fought to help sole-support mothers obtain affordable housing and daycare. Sandra excelled at networking, bringing people together through the arts, in particular, music. Having grown up attending concerts and operas at La Scala, Sandra continued to pursue her interest in music in Toronto as one of the founding members of the Toronto Bach Society (1957) and by serving on the Symphony Orchestra Guilds in Toronto, Halifax, and most recently, Windsor. Sandra felt that music was a unifying language and to that end, she set up an endowment fund, through the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, to assist in advancing the careers of young professional vocalists.
For their excellent care, we wish to thank: Dr. A. Figaro, Dr. W. Liang, and the Windsor Hospice team, in particular, Nurse Practitioner Christina and VON nurses Jenny and Jessica.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Sandra Manzig Endowment Fund, supporting young professional vocalists, through the Windsor Symphony Orchestra at: www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/94676.