Alexander (Sandy) Hughie Joseph O'Handley

Passed 09/15/2023


Obituary For Alexander (Sandy) Hughie Joseph O'Handley

Alexander (Sandy) Hughie Joseph O’Handley, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully September 15, 2023 in hospital at the age of 85 surrounded by family.

A loving father, husband and grandfather, Alex will be missed for his warm hugs, quick wit and humour, being a good listener, and unconditional love.

Born in Kentville, Alex was the son of Hugh and Muriel (nee Parker) O’Handley.

Alex spent much of his life outdoors camping, fishing, hunting, bird watching and simply enjoying nature.

He also loved to read and learn; and shared those passions with his loved ones.

A respected tradesman, electrician and entrepreneur, Alex wasn’t afraid to take on new challenges and opportunities. He worked hard and sacrificed to secure a better future for himself and his family.

Alex is survived by his children, Lorway/Pat George, Dale O’Handley, Darla (Kenny) Scott, Shawna O’Handley, Bonnie Theakston O’Handley, and Kevin (Alison) O’Handley; grandchildren, Michael (Tash) George, Jennifer (Chris) Norris, Patrick George, Corey O’Handley, Amanda (Derek) Feltmate, Alexander O’Handley, and Geri O’Handley; great grandchildren, Olivia George, Kora George, Ethan Carpenter, Grayson Cherrett, and Oliver Feltmate; brothers, Joseph Parker and Clifford O’Handley; sister, Georgina Geldert; and several nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his wife Nina (nee Coldwell) with whom he loved to dance; parents, Hugh and Muriel O’Handley; and his sister Theresa Yoshinari.

Alex’s life will be celebrated privately by his immediate family and burial will take place at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Coldbrook. We encourage those who also loved and cared for him to spend time with their family and friends and to raise a glass in his memory.

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  • 09/27/2023

    Farewell to Sandy. We never met but having heard so many family stories through my friend Alison, I know you will be very much missed. Deepest sympathy to your family and friends. ~ Denise

  • 09/22/2023

    Dear Darla and all the O'Handley family. Sincere condolences to you all from us. Thinking of you at sad time and hoping you are doing fine ❤️ In deepest Sympathy, Lisa & Charlie 🫂

  • 09/22/2023

    So sorry for for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Love from Wendy and family.

  • 09/21/2023

    I would like to give my condolences, peace and prayers to the family of Sandy. We grew up together. Helen Wiseman ( Woodworth).

  • 09/21/2023

    Sandy was such a happy soul! I have so many fond memories of all the cousins being together, there was never a dull moment! Sandy and my brother Bill, who passed on the 18th, were such good friends and so much alike. I know they are together laughing up a storm and talking about the good ole days in the valley! I am thinking of you all as we go through this sad time. Take comfort in all the memories 💔 Sharon Adams Gallant

  • 09/21/2023

    Extending sympathy to Sandy's family at this sad time. I knew him through work and he was always so pleasant and friendly even through hard times. He will be missed. Kay Stevens

  • 09/21/2023

    Deepest sympathies to all the family. Many fond memories of times spent with the family. Hugs to all.

  • 09/20/2023

    Fond memories. RIP Uncle Sandy

  • 09/20/2023

    uncle sandy always was so kind to Dave and I. He was such a sweetheart and I will miss him dearly.

  • 09/20/2023

    when I lived with Shawna... he never hesitated to listen to my complaining after a long day of work. The funniest, most caring man.. rest easy xo sending all my love, Nicole

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