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Sandra Anne O'CONNOR
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August 9, 1958-October 27, 2011

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dr. Sandra Anne O'Connor on October 27, 2011 at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dearly beloved partner of Barry Allen, beloved daughter of Antony I. O'Connor and Joan Patricia (predeceased November 23, 2001). Loving sister to Paul (Lyne), Karen Boctor (Stal predeceased September 4, 2011), Mark, Philip (Sandy) and a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed thoroughly. Sandra was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she received her medical degree. She was an Emergency Room doctor at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton and St. Catherine's General Hospital where she treated all of her patients with great skill, warmth and compassion. She was also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, an Oral Examiner for the College of Family Physicians (EM) and a consulting doctor for KMH. Sandra had a bright Irish smile and was known for her great listening ear, her kindness and generosity. She had a quick wit, a wonderful laugh and was the life of the party wherever she went. Her greatest pleasure was fine dining, being in the company of friends and family and travelling the world on biking holidays. Sandra's passing is a tremendous loss to her family, friends and colleagues. Life will never be quite the same. Private burial at the request of the family.

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Published in The Globe and Mail on Nov. 4, 2011.