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Gerald Sandell

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June 16, 1929 - February 3, 2024

After a brief illness, Gerald passed away peacefully at Concordia hospital February 3, 2024. He was born June 16, 1929 and is predeceased by his father Robert, and mother Elizabeth. He is survived by his sister, Helen Lipsey of Winnipeg.

Gerald was raised in Maryfield, Saskatchewan where he helped his parents manage the town hardware store. Following the passing of his father, he continued to support his mother in operating the Maryfield Hardware Store. Gerald took pride in supporting the business community by operating the town movie theatre, organizing Saturday night dances and helping to support local sports teams for many years. From a very young age Gerald loved trains. He was known to have memorized train schedules for all the main train companies in North America.

In 1990 he moved to Winnipeg to join his mother and served as her caregiver until her passing in 1996. 

He will be missed by his friends and his neighbours from Shalom Gardens, the members of the Harrow United Church and the many cousins with whom he faithfully communicated. 

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on February 15 at Harrow United Church.

Gerald's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Doug Longman

May 9, 2024 at 4:13 PM

There are so many memories of Gerald it is hard to choose between them. One that comes to mind is the amount of time he spent at the community hall in Maryfield. There were always movies he had booked for showing every weekend. And one cannot forget all the dances he set up for us at the hall. I am sure that is why even today you can go to a movie in Maryfield. Gerald and his camera probably have one of the best recorded histories of the community be it a graduation, wedding, fair or passing train. I hope those photos wind up in the community in order to preserve the history and his memory. I know the back of every photo will have his detailed notes of the events.  Rest in peace Gerald.

Gary Naylen

May 9, 2024 at 2:23 PM

I can remember him running the hardware store in Maryfield and the movie theater.  A very patient man to have put up with all us kids for so many years.  Especially the kids who rolled the empty pop bottles down the floor of the theater.


May 9, 2024 at 2:23 PM

John Naylen and Betty(Dixon) Naylen both have fond memories of the many dances among other things Gerald did for the community..sympathy to Helen and family.


May 8, 2024 at 9:26 PM

Gary and Mary Lou (McConnachie) Sweeting

May 8, 2024 at 9:24 PM

Growing up in the late fifties and early sixties we have so many memories of the dances, live bands, graduation pictures (many years) and just being there for all the young people, including hockey and anything taking place within the community. When we look back through the years Gerald Sandal is a prominent person in Maryfield memories.

Linda Skinner and Daniel Levesque

May 8, 2024 at 9:05 PM

We came to know Gerald when we moved in to Shalom Gardens. He was such a lovely man. Never a cross word did he speak of others. He was always so kind and caring.

He was a wealth of knowledge be it history, sports, whatever it may be. I always marveled at his very sharp memory.

He would call to inform of upcoming special tv programs, concerts, sport games for Daniel etc.

We will miss him so very much. Rest In Peace Dear Gerald.

Heartfelt Condolences To All Family and Friends.

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