It is with great sadness, that the family of Sandra Jean ‘Sandi’ Burchill announces her passing on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 after her brief fight with lung cancer.
Sandi is survived by her husband and best friend, Tom, her amazing daughters, Arlene (Glenn) and Traci (Chad) and her perfect grandchildren, Megan, Emma, Hunter and Grace.
She is further survived by her sister, Shirley Robinson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents, Harold and Alice Langley, she was preceded in death by brothers Eric and Parker.
Sandi was born on April 11, 1950 in New Glasgow N.S., the youngest of Harold & Alice’s four children. At seventeen, she moved from her hometown of Seal Harbour, N.S. to Halifax where she met her soulmate Tom and married shortly after.
Early into their marriage the couple welcomed their daughters, Arlene and Traci.
The family moved a few times, back and forth, between British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia before finally settling in Victoria, B.C. in the early ‘80s.
Sandi went to work for Black Press soon after the family settled, where she spent the next 30-plus years becoming a wealth of knowledge and an administrative
goddess for the company before retiring in April of this year. She was an active member and Deacon at Elk Lake Baptist Church and a prominent volunteer with Langford Emergency Support Services. Sandi was a generous and dedicated individual who cared for everyone that entered her life.
She will forever be remembered for her kind and compassionate nature.
A funeral is scheduled for 2:00 pm on October 3, 2015
at Elk Lake Baptist Church, 5349 Pat Bay Hwy, Victoria, B.C.
with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandi’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Memorial website has been set up through Sands Funeral Chapel at
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with all of Sandi’s family and friends on the website. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, shared thoughts and condolences.