Obituary of Sandra Diane Babush
November 27, 1948 - Calgary, Alberta
May 10, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Sandra Babush, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the age of 74, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Sandra was born in Calgary, AB, to proud parents Bill and Diana on November 27, 1948. In addition to her many professional accomplishments, she dedicated much of her life to her family and friends, and took great pride in volunteering at the Calgary Zoo, where she spent a great deal of time over the last fifteen plus years. When not relaxing in the neighbouring Rocky Mountains, she also had a great passion for travel, visiting 50+ countries with both friends, and family. She will be lovingly remembered for her boundless generosity, adventurous spirit, and love of all animals.
Sandra is survived by her brother Robert Babush (Carol), niece Nicole Babush, nephew Sean Mishler (Shelly), niece Michele Mishler; and extended family Mary Ann Hustad, Kathy Lind, Jim Nevada (Kim) and Steve Nevada (Diane). She is also lovingly remembered by a wide circle of treasured friends and neighbours.
Sandra was predeceased this past July by her mother Diana (2022), her father Bill (2000), grandmother Michalena (2002), grandfather Anthony (1987), and sister-in-law Blanche (2003)
At Sandra’s wishes there will be no funeral service, however a celebration of life will be held at the Calgary Zoo. Friends and family will receive details of that event at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to her primary care physician Dr. Bland, as well as the many other individuals who tirelessly contributed to her care with compassion and commitment.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Zoo, c/o Aldera Chisholm, 1300 Zoo Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7V6, www.calgaryzoo.com, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818 www.childrenshospital.ab.ca, or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)-205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.
In living memory of Sandra Babush, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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