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Sandra Waters 1947 – 2017 Sandra was a kind and gentle lady, who enriched the life of everyone who knew her. She lived her early years in England where for 10 years she was a beloved teacher of German and French . She moved to the US with her husband in 1981 and moved to Palos Verdes, CA in 1988. She was a loyal and nonjudgmental friend. An avid animal lover and activist, she cared deeply about our planet and the damage we are doing to the environment. She was at her happiest riding the trails of the city in which she lived. Sandra served the wider community by volunteering at Torrance Memorial Medical Center for 27 years. For the last thirteen years of her life she fought, with great dignity and courage, an extraordinary battle to keep an aggressive cancer at bay, yet lived a full and happy life. Sandi was the loving partner and best friend of her husband Martin for nearly 50 years. Sandra is greatly missed and she will be remembered forever. Please no flowers Donations in lieu may be made in Sandra's name to The Elephant Sanctuary, Tennessee Or The World Wildlife Fund, Washington DC

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  1. We extend our love and condolences to Martin and all of Sandra’s friends. We are grateful for her 27 years of dedicated volunteer service to Torrance Memorial. She leaves behind many long-term friendships here among our volunteers. She was a gracious presence with remarkable inner strength. She will be greatly missed.

  2. I have the utmost admiration and affection for Sandi, and enjoyed a long gentle friendship with her. She was the true picture of a lady and always demonstrated courage, spirit and humor. She is truly missed and I will always be grateful for her friendship.

  3. We knew Sandi and Martin when they lived in the UK over 30 years ago and have remained friends since we “lost” them to America. It was wonderful to see Sandi when she and Martin visited us only a few months ago and we are so grateful that they made the effort which must have been very difficult for dear Sandi. Both she and Martin are forever in our thoughts.

  4. I had the wonderful pleasure of volunteering with Sandra at TMMC for the past 5 years. She was always so kind and caring to all of us, let alone the hundreds (maybe thousands) of patients she served. Her example of perseverance and hope will not be forgotten. She’s set free now, and I’m looking forward to a Heavenly meeting someday. Condolences to all the Family and Friends.

  5. Sandi was a friend we have know for over 45 years and although we were unable to meet up for many years after she and Martin moved to America, she always kept in touch. After so many years without meeting, we were delighted to get together again on two recent occasions when she and Martin were in the UK. We were so impressed with the how cheerful and positive Sandi had been when we saw last saw her, this despite the continuing battle with illness. This positive image is how we will remember her.

  6. Sandy and I started our volunteer work at TMMC within a few months of each other. We were on the same shift most of the time. She was such a perfect lady – very gentile while being gracious and friendly to everyone. She is missed beyond words. The shift seems “not right” with Sandy not being there. My condolences to you, Martin, and to the family. This is the loss of a truly beautiful lady.

  7. My condolences to you in this time of sorrow. It is painful to lose a loved one and friend to death, and I hope that these promises from the Bible will bring you solace and strength. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. And he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 NWT. In the future God will rid people of all illness and disease, and pain. No resident will say: I am sick. Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 33:24 NWT. Peace be with you.

  8. I always had the highest admiration and love for Sandi. She was a pure, caring, gracious and very courageous lady. I’ll miss her.

  9. Sandi was a very special aunt, mentor and friend to me. I miss her gentle strength and determined courage. Sandi’s commitment to celebrating every triumph and commiserating every loss will forever hold a special place in my heart. Through her toughest days Sandi never once missed a birthday or milestone in my life. She always took time to listen intently, offer sage advice and to take a genuine and much appreciated interest in asking how things worked out. Forever remembered love Nicola xx

  10. I think of Sandi every day and her kind and gentle manner. She added so much to the lives of us all!!

  11. I am so sorry to learn is Sandi’s passing away. She will be greatly missed by all whom she came in contact with. I loved her concern for animals and the environment!

  12. Sandi brought so much to our lives by her gentle loving self and has meant so much to “the Cook family” for many years – in England, New Jersey and California. She was great with the boys when we used to visit in New Jersey and we recall that as a little boy Steve didn’t understand why he couldn’t RIDE on Mousse (being such a huge Pyrenean Mountain Dog). Also when Neil and Sandi were both learning Spanish they had fun trying to speak to each other in Spanish – until they realised that European and Latin American Spanish had significant differences. Although we haven’t visited for a while we were so pleased to welcome Sandi and Martin here on their UK visit last year. Our memories of Sandi will always be very happy ones.

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