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Alexandrina Sandra Sarah McPhee Ludlow (Reid)

Date of Death: June 8, 2017


Alexandrina (Sandra) Sarah

McPhee Ludlow (Reid)

It is with broken hearts, that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Sandra Ludlow of Bonnington B.C., at  7:25 am Thursday June 8th 2017, at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson B.C, with her daughters by her side. Sandra was born and raised in Trail, B.C. To Peggy and Sam Reid, and has one older sister Margaret, (Bob) Ross.


Mom had very fond memories of growing up in Trail, she was a adorable child with beautiful red curly ringlets. Her sister and her went to the movies a lot, where mom would enter the amateur talent show. She really could sing, and would often win. Friends from her childhood were still in touch with her, often recalling the good times they had growing up tobogganing, Rin Tin Tin, and having lots of laughs. In high school mom was a member of the choir, and the basketball team. She graduated from J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary in 1956.


Sandra married in 1957, and within a few years had two daughters, Kelli,(Ron) Graham, and Shannon, (Roger) May. Sandra raised her daughters on her own while working at B.C Tel as a telephone operator. Even though she didn’t have a lot of money, every payday she took the girls to the Medi for pizza, they loved it! Mom ended up working at B.C Tel/Telus, for over 25 years. She had some of the best times of her life being an operator, working with those girls, she loved them all, and is still friends with many of them. Same thing goes for the Trail Phone Mart, lifelong friends were made. It was a great place to work, and she retired happily in 1993.


In 1978 she met Bob Ludlow and they were married in 1984. Together they built their dream home in Bonnnington, B.C. Ten years later both her daughters and families built their homes on the same property , mom couldn’t have been happier.


Sandra had many friends, and they all know she had a great sense of humor, and she loved a good joke. We are sure anyone reading this has heard at least one joke from Sandra, whether in person, by phone, or by email.


Gambling was something else mom liked to do. She made several trips to Reno, and Vegas, with Bob, or her good friend Maureen, she even won a jackpot once! Other highlights on these trips were the concerts, seeing Celine, Elton, Cher, and many others, she loved music, and, as stated earlier, was a beautiful singer herself. Another of Sandra’s loves, were animals. Her and Bob had many different dogs and cats over the years, a couple birds, and even a rooster! She really did love animals, and had a special way with them. We witnessed birds landing on her fingers, more than once…Over our lifetime we witnessed numerous acts of kindness from Sandra, whether it be to family, friends, or complete strangers, as well as a number of charities, she never hesitated to help when someone needed it. Sandra had numerous hobbies: reading, crafts such as Christmas wreaths and baskets, and canning all the goods from Bob’s garden.


Sandra’s greatest love was for her daughters, their husbands, and her grandchildren, Jade, and Chase. She was so proud of them, and loved them dearly.


Sandra was predeceased by her parents Peggy and Sam Reid, and husband Bob Ludlow. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, Kelli (Ron) Graham, Shannon (Roger) May, grandchildren Jade and Chase, sister Margaret Ross, as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, precious dog Sweetie, and many, many friends.


We love you Nana, Rest in peace.


A Celebration Of Life will take place later this summer, Online condolences can be made through Thompson Funeral Service.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital, Light Up The Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice.



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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jocelyn Planden
Relation: Friend

My heart hurts, as I think of your loss, your mom was a wonderful person, that will be missed greatly. I know that Bob was waiting for her and she no longer has to miss him.

From: Shannon Cross
Relation: Friend

Kelly and Shannon and families. Our deepest condolences to all of you for the passing of your sweet mom and our dear friend. She will certainly be missed but she is now at rest with Bob, the love of her life. She will always be in our hearts, remembering the fun times and great memories we had together. Hugs. Marc and Shannon cross

From: Henry & Diane McLachlan
Relation: Cousin

Kelli & Shannon. Diane & I send our prayers that each day will be easier than the one before. I have fond memories of growing up with your Mom in Trail and especially her LOVE of spiders. We have kept in touch over the years and looked forward to our yearly lunch with Sandra and Margaret. We will miss her.

From: Lynn Coldwell
Relation: Sandy married Wanda's nephew Bob Ludlow - Bobs mother Betty and Jack Coldwell were siblings

We send our love at this time of deep sorrow for your mother and grandmother. Sandy will always be loved by the Coldwells and never forgotten. Always in our hearts. Love Wanda Coldwell and family

From: Kathy Sookero
Relation: Neighbor

Kelly, Shannon and families: I was saddened to hear of the loss of Sandy. I used to see her many mornings walking with the two dogs. We would share a few stories, laughs and then head our own ways. I hope she is at peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to your families.

From: Donna
Relation: Friend

Sandy, your tender-hearted soul will be greatly missed. Together
, you and Bob, brought such joy to the many that know you and beyond. May you be forever in peace.

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