GEALS, Alexander (Sandy)

August 1, 1935 – March 7, 2020

Born – August 1, 1935 – Mains of Tolquhon, Tarves, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Passed Away – March 7, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Alexander (Sandy) Geals on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Foothills Medical Centre. Sandy was predeceased by his wife Ione, survived by his wife Claudette, daughter Kathy, son Rick, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and 4 siblings.

Thank you to Dr. S Reynolds and the Team on Unit 81 for their care.

A Celebration of Sandy’s Life will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Libin Cardivascular Institute of Alberta

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On March 10, 2020 at 4:49 pm Pat and Dave Said:

    Our thoughts are with you at this time.our many years of friendship is something we will always cherish.Going to miss the cups of tea and many laughs and good times we had over the years.May the memories you have keep him close.How he loved that truck and kept it spotless hauling for spray lakes and even working on the farm as a young man.To Kathy and Rick stay close and the boys need to hear the stories he loved to tell. Claudette and family may your many memories of the years spent together bring you comfort.To his sisters and brothers nieces and nephews are thoughts are with you all.

  2. On March 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm Sharon Geals Said:

    RIP Uncle Sandy Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends Love Sharon Becca Megan and Grace

  3. On March 10, 2020 at 8:16 pm Tara Fisk Said:


    It was always so lovely to see you at my mum Pam’s and dad (your brother Bob’s) home.
    I remember you as a quiet, gentle and kind person plus a man of few words until
    you and your brother started chatting! Wow! You two could banter away!!! Haha!
    Anyways, may your gentle spirit find peace and love in heaven.
    All our love and prayers to family and friends.

    Tara, Leif, Finn and Keen

  4. On March 11, 2020 at 7:56 am John & Jackie Matthews Said:

    Kathy & Rick
    .Please accept our condolences for the loss of your Dad.
    Although we’ve known Sandy for a relatively short time,we quickly came to consider him as a valued member of our family. Visits to/from Sandy & Claudette, our brother Mitch & Lorraine spanned 20 years of great memories.We will miss him & remember him fondly. May he rest in peace
    John & Jackie Matthews

  5. On March 11, 2020 at 9:05 am Nanci Geals Roe Said:

    I was saddened to hear about Sandy. I was fortunate to meet him twice in my life. The first time was in Scotland just before your family sailed to Canada.I was completely overwhelmed by Sandy and his brothers, who were playing wonderful games around the farm where they lived. Of course, they had no time wait for a wee lassie who could not keep up. The second time was when Uncle Alec passed. From then we kept a telephone friendship going for quite a number of years. He will be missed and warmly remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

  6. On March 11, 2020 at 10:19 am Mitch & Lorraine Bazinet Said:

    Goodbye Sandy, our good friend. We shall love and remember you always …

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there.
    I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there.
    I did not die.

  7. On March 11, 2020 at 11:17 pm Bonnie (Burgoyne) Tario Said:

    Kathy & Rick, I am so sad to hear of your dads passing, I always really liked your parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Your family. Sending hugs

  8. On March 12, 2020 at 4:43 pm Bob Mjolsness Said:

    Sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Hugs

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  10. On March 19, 2020 at 7:45 am Shirley Cox Said:

    Kathy and Rick and family

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Lovely to think of him and Iona together again at last!!

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