Sandra Sauvageau “Sandy”
(nee Hoban), 69, passed away April 24th after a valiant seven year battle with breast cancer. Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Donald, parents Tom and Sue Ann, brothers John and Jim, father-in-law Donald Sauvageau, and great nephew Logan. She is survived by her daughter Angela, brothers Joe (Colleen), Bob (Sharon), and Mike, brothers-in-law Richard Sauvageau and Steve Sauvageau, mother-in-law Beverly “Jackie” Sauvageau, as well as 10 nieces & nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Sandy dedicated her life to caring for individuals with mental and physical challenges. Many of her coworkers became life long friends and admired her dedication and spirit. Sandy was known to be a feisty, opinionated woman and not shy to share them; however, she had a big heart and loved with that same fire. She was the oldest of 6 children, and had 5 brothers she knew how to keep in line, even as an adult. In addition to enjoying her work as a caregiver, Sandy enjoyed decorating for the holidays, (particularly Christmas), going to musicals with her daughter, and visiting her family in Minnesota. Celebration of life to be held a later date.
I have been friends with Angie for 20+ years and Sandy was like a second mom to me. She was so kind and caring to us. Even as we grew into adulthood, she insisted on buying us pizza for movie nights and making sure we were OK when we ventured out. I will always remember her kind hard and sharp tongue to those who dare opose her. We love you Sandy
My condolences to the Sauvageau family on Sandy’s passing. I was a classmate of Steve’s at St. Matthew’s back in the 60’s. And I remember Don from his theater directing days. I was a theater student at the UofM when Don, who remembered me from Brady High, asked me to perform in a sketch he was directing. It was a fun experience working with him. I also use to see him on TV from Alexandria when we were up at our cabin in Nisswa. May she rest in peace with her loving departed ones by her side in the bosom of the Lord.