It is with heavy and broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Sandra (Toots) Windsor on January 17, 2024 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 59 years.
Left to mourn, the love of her life, her wife Audrey Bungay-Windsor; son Josh (Curestin), Bishop Falls; sisters: Lillian (Gary), Grand Bank, Betty (Ray), Ontario and Jill (Corey), Burgeo; brother David (Claudette), Massey Drive; sisters-in-law: Yvonne (Cyril), Burgeo, Juanita (Brian), Corner Brook and Michelle, Burgeo; brothers-in-law: Tony, Burgeo, Eugene, Burgeo, Hubert (Audrey), CBS and Danny (Lisa), NS; best friend Ina Seaward; a large circle of nieces, nephews, who all meant the world to her. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Her many co-workers and staff at Walmart, Murphy Square who she referred to as work family.
She was predeceased by her parents James and Eileen Winsor, parents-in-law Issac and Mary Bungay, sister Maxine, sister-in-law Catherine Bungay, brother-in-law Terry Hynes, nephew Joey Winsor and beloved dog Freeway.
Toots was born on December 29, 1964 in Burgeo, where she grew up and worked on the fish plant. In those years, if not working she could be found having a good old game of soft ball, or darts, or watching her most loved hockey team, The Montreal Canadians. She worked hard in her life, whether it was a job or helping someone else out. Toots was known to be that dependable friend you could call on at anytime day or night.
It was in Burgeo that Toots met the love of her life Audrey or Auddie as she called her. With the shut down of the fishery and looking for new opportunities they dreamed of starting a life together in Corner Brook. That’s where their adventure began and they would say they have been on an adventure ever since. Toots went back to school and furthered her education and also worked several jobs at the same time. Even though she was busy, she still found time to always be there to help someone in need. That’s where her career at Walmart started. She became an assistant manager, a title she was proud of.
Toots and Audrey’s love story began the day they met. It was not always easy or acceptable, but it was theirs and they were proud of it and how far they had come as a couple to legally marry, which Toots referred to as the happiest day of her life to marry Audrey with all of both their families right by their sides. Just like Toots would do anything, not just a wedding on one day. It was a 3 day celebration. The most beautiful, heartfelt wedding ever witnessed.
They went on so many adventures together, whether it be a drive that ended up being a 3 or 4 hour day away, their first trip to Aruba, or Toronto to see a ball game. As long as they were together they were happiest. Their love and respect for one another was like most people only dream of. They spent so much of their time together in their shed playing games, cards, cooking up a feed. Always laughing and sharing their favorite drink, Captain Morgan or playing shuffleboard together even in recent days.
Toots was the hardest worker at no matter what job. She would want to be remembered as someone who just always did their best, while having a good laugh at the same time. But the most important thing in her life was Audrey.
In keeping with Toot’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be taking place at her home in Corner Brook for family, friends and co-workers. A date to be announced in the coming days.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Sandra
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Fillatre's Funeral Homes