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Alexander “Sandy” David Wright

June 6, 2024

Alexander “Sandy” David Wright of London, Ontario passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, June 6, 2024 in his 82nd year, to the surprise of all who knew him.  It is difficult to describe the impact Sandy had on this world, he was so many things to so many people.  He was a loving husband and best friend to Carole Wright for 64 years.  He was a caring father to his two daughters, Debbie Wright and Lisa Maguire (Tim) and his cherished cat, Gibby.  He was beloved grandpa to his four grandchildren Coulton (Tasha), Tom (Kristen), Sydney (Scott) and Liam.  He was fortunate to have been able to meet his 4 great-grandchildren, Jamie, Nolan, Emelia and Indie Rose, who he loved dearly.  He was a dear friend to many and a kind and loving man to anyone who met him.

He served the City of London for 60 years, 34 with the London Police Service.  He was a man of purpose, dedication, integrity and love.  He cared deeply for those he was close to and would do anything in his power to help those who needed him.  He has selflessly donated his body to science, although he was always somewhat of a medical miracle during his life.  He fought on and hopefully his sacrifice can bring new insights and he can continue to add to his lasting impact on this world.  He meant the world to so many and the world was a better place with him in it.  He will be greatly missed.

There will be a memorial visitation for Sandy at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The family of Sandy would love to meet anyone who was impacted by him during his life and celebrate the legacy of a great man.

Those wishing to make a donation in Sandy’s honour can donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Canada and/or The Maycourt Club of London.

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A donation has been made to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Message from the donator: We have made a donation to the Heart & Stoke Foundation in memory of Sandy.

~ Allison Fox and Michael Shiner

Im sorry for your loss. Sending love and condolences to the family

~ Dave Bauman

My sincere condolences to the Wright family. While attending Clarke Road Secondary School, Sandy was a good friend of mine. I’m sure the happy memories of his many accomplishments will sustain all who loved him.

~ Al Tucker

Carole and Family, Thank you for sharing Sandy with us. He started his 2nd career at the City in 94 and we were happy to have him on the team. His expertise was often shadowed by being such a wonderful co-worker and friend to all. He played a special role for me and so many others -at a time when he could've been playing Sunningdale. His impact lives on. Deepest sympathy from Stephen and Janine

~ Stephen Giustizia

Our deepest condolences to Carole and family on the sudden loss of Sandy. We have so many fond memories of our get togethers, and Dad and Sandy's golfing days. I'm sure they are both having a beer together and reminiscing about the good old days. May his memories live on forever in your hearts. May he rest in peace.

~ Marcie Buchanan and Family

I was very sad to learn of Sandy’s sudden passing. I was privileged enough to know him for several decades because of my dad and his basketball friends. Always larger than life, he had a heart of gold and the warmest smile. Sandy always had time to catch up and share stories. He was and always will be one of my BBall dads, I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences.

~ Tracy Fox

Heather and I shocked to hear of Sandy’s passing especially because he seemed so well when we were fortunate to spend some time with him so recently. Sandy was a giant amongst men. He was a police officer whose word was his bond. He served the community for his lifetime and exemplified “the good cop “. A man of integrity. Despite life challenges he remained optimistic for the future. He leaves a legion of friends who were fortunate to have known him. Rest in peace, Sandy. We extend our condolences to Carole and the family. May you be comforted by memories of happy times together.

~ Michael Lerner

My condolences to the family...I knew him when he worked in the fraud department at LPS back in the day and would occasionally meet for lunch when he and McCaffery took their skill sets to London Welfare. Great guy

~ Dlennis Bannon

A donation has been made to Heart & Stroke. Message from the donator: A donation has been made in Sandy’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation

~ Barb Wildgust

My deepest condolences to the whole Wright family. Tom Wildgust was my husband (he passed in Aug 2023). I feel Tom & Sandy had a special “thing” they did but maybe Sandy did this with others. When they shook hands, they’d grip as tightly as they could, until someone cried “uncle“. Sandy was a great guy who had an infectious laugh and smile. He will be missed.

~ Barb Wildgust

Our Deepest Condolences to Carole and the Wright Family and everyone he had an impact on in his life. I remember him as a very kind and welcoming man with a warm presence. Loving and giving of himself to everyone he came across. His strong spirit will live on in the hearts of his children and grandchildren ❤️

~ Sarah, Anthony, Aurora, Skye.

To Carole and Family , We will always remember the shared wonderful good times that date back to 1990 and our sabbatical exchange to The Parkway, University and multiple visits Many memories of our lives that reflect on Sandy,s Energising spirit that will live on From the "Down Under" Aussie team in Adelaide Bruce Penny ,Anna Darren Delilah and Ziggy,Lily n Mike Poppy Harry n Jack

~ Bruce Penny FOSTER

Sending condolences to Sandy's family during this sad time the Bob and JoAnn Mac Eachern family.

~ Bob Mac Eachern family

Sending our deepest condolences to the family and all those Sandy touched! Family was his greatest asset! Sending our love to the family during this difficult time ❤

~ Sharon, Phil Emma & Zoe Rokos

I am so saddened by Sandy's passing. My condolences to you all and he was super proud of his family. I was fortunate enough to work with him and he was a gem. Incredible person who cared for his colleagues. I will forever be grateful for our friendship. God bless you my friend.

~ Domenic Anello

Carole, Debbie, Lisa and families, I’m so sorry to hear about Sandy. Such a solid, great guy. May you find peace in your memories.

~ Peggy Sozansky-Arbek

My heartfelt sympathy to each of you as you say your final goodbyes to such a kind and compassionate man. He was a great gift to so many, always swift to offer support and guidance to anyone he encountered. He leaves a legacy of love and kindness in his departure. Much love to your family Sarah

~ Sarah Watkin

Sandy was a very special person. As one of his many coworkers, I am sure I can speak for the people he worked alongside. We will miss you Sandy. Words will never convey our heartfelt sadness. I know you will always be in my heart. Thanks for the memories. Condolences to Carole and the Wright Family. He loved you all beyond words. Cathy (and Bill) Nicol

~ Cathy Nicol

A donation has been made to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Message from the donator: We have made a donation to the Heart & Stoke Foundation in memory of Sandy.

~ Marion & Kevin Dodds

We are so sorry to hear of your Grandpa's (Sandy) passing. Sending our sincerest condolences to you and your family and hoping that happy memories of Grandpa (Sandy) bring you all peace. His sun may have set in this world, but his light will continue to shine through all those he touched during his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marion & Kevin Dodds

~ Marion & Kevin Dodds

I was very fortunate to work with Sandy. He was an amazing man and co-worker. On behalf of local 101, our condolences to his family and friends on their loss.

~ Steven Holland CUPE Local 101

Words cannot describe just how special Grandpa/Sandy was. He was an incredible man with such a vibrant presence, huge heart, amazing sense of style and always quick to smile. We leave this poem as it best describes Grandpa You're thought about so often In loving memory, For you were all the special things A grandpa ought to be. We've all missed you being here Since you went away, But the happiness you brought us Is remembered everyday. So may you find a gentle peace In your eternal rest, We'll always love you Grandpa, You simply were the best. Our thoughts are with all our family as we go through this time xoxo

~ Coulton & Tasha

Services for Alexander “Sandy” David Wright

Memorial Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

June 15, 2024 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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