CLARK, Sandy November 1, 1941 March 6, 2010 Self-taught artist,
muralist, sculptor, teacher, boat-builder, sailor; Sandy Clark's
creativity, outrageous humour and determination inspired and endeared
her to all those who knew her.
Well-known for her murals in Chemainus,
BC, Sandy's paintings in oils, watercolours and acrylics captured the
mood of her subjects in a magical way, whether they be seascapes,
landscapes, portraits or imaginative renderings of the cosmos.
loved sailing the island waters. She designed and built her own
sailboat, and later undertook the building of a sleek powerboat, which
she named after her grandmother, Eugenie. Faced with the relentless
progression of Parkinson's disease, Sandy's courage and spunk could not
In her 50's, Sandy unleashed her intelligence, curiosity
and remaining energy into the study of astronomy. Her handmade
telescopes earned awards from local star-gazing clubs.
Sandy passed away
peacefully at the Chemainus Health Care Centre with family and friends
by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Irene, and by
her brother, Tom. She is survived by brothers Edward and Joseph, her
cousins, and by a host of close friends. Special thanks go to the
wonderful staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre and to friend
Marilyn Baines for their unfailing care of Sandy.
A celebration of
Sandy's life will be held at a later date. Donations to The Parkinson's
Society may be made in Sandy's memory. Sandy, you have touched us with
your incredible Spirit. Journey well, dear one, until we meet again.
No barriers in her way by Jim Gibson, Times Colonist, Apr 16, 2010