Sandra May (Uhrig) Reinhardus
After a recent diagnosis and rapid decline, Sandra passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 30th. Sandra was born to the late Mabel and Bill Uhrig of Southampton. She was a loving wife to Carel Reinhardus, devoted mom to Keri (Leggett) and husband Brad Davies, and hilarious Grammy to Kai and Annie Davies. She was big “Sissy” to Bill Uhrig Jr., Judy Merritt, and the late Bob Uhrig. She was always “Aunt Sand” to Jodi Merritt, David Uhrig, Jessica Uhrig, and the late Andy Uhrig. She was predeceased by stepchildren Tracy and Christina.
Sandra grew up in “Little Stratford”, and never strayed too far away, living just down the street from her family home, where she would go for tea every day and check in on her parents. As a young wife, Sandra enjoyed playing baseball and became a fantastic bowler. If it was a car and it was made in the ‘60s, she knew each one by make and model, just by glancing at the body style. If something could be canned or pickled, she was on it. Throughout the years, her passions turned to antiquing, knitting with dear friends, and sharing silly moments with her grandkids, cracking them up without fail. She enjoyed a great joke and loved making people laugh. Sandra’s green thumb also carried over to her widely known beautiful gardens and pond. She was pleased to share some of her plants to create the gardens at the town flag. Each spring she looked so forward to seeing her beloved magnolia tree bloom. In later years, she took pride and pleasure in seeing so many townspeople do their annual drive-by, some even stopping to take pictures. In her memory, the family encourages you to enjoy those blooms for her this year, as the weather warms.
As a young woman, Sandra worked at Saugeen Memorial; her daughter was born there, and she said goodbye to her parents there. If you would like to honour Sandra’s life, she would love donations be made to the hospital foundation, to support the services and staff that are so needed.
It was Sandra’s wish to have the family mourn privately. Special thanks to Dr. Krista Ryan and her chiropractic team, Jessica Mahon from V.O.N., Drs. Billings and Horsfall, and the incredible nursing staff at the hospital. Thanks also to friends and neighbours for their continued kindness and support. She was a private person but she loved fiercely. If you were a part of her world, that love extended to you. She would want you to know that.