Sandra Jean Wheeler Allen


Sandra passed away peacefully Friday January 28, 2022 at VON Sakura House Hospice in Woodstock Ontario at age 76 following a lengthy illness. Previously deceased by parents Carl and Myrta Wheeler, brother Larry and son Jimmy. Loving Momma of Michael, Charles, Jerry and Majory and stepson Christopher. Sadly, missed by husband Philip. Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren in USA and Canada.

A dual citizen and a proud Canadian, Sandra was an ancestral cousin of George Washington, first President of the United States of America. Born in Andrews North Carolina and raised in Alabama, it goes without saying, she was a true Southern Belle and her Southern drawl gave away her beginnings in life. Sandra lived life fully until her devastating and severe stroke in 2016. She had a particular love for animals of all kinds throughout her active life and needless to say had a story about each of the many pets she had. Sandra was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) Khaki Chapter (Woodstock) and a past member of the Oxford County Disability Advisory Board and branch 55 Royal Canadian Legion and the Harley Owners Group (HOG). She was an active volunteer in a number of Women's Shelters during her life and a strong community supporter. She is most recently remembered for her involvement in the Embro Highland Games Classic British Car Show.

Special thanks to the Sakura House Hospice, the doctors of the Palliative Care Unit, Woodstock Hospital, the many visiting PSW's and nurses, the Oxford County EMS Palliative outreach team and Renee from Sakura House Hospice who spent so many caring hours with Sandra.

Sandra has already been cremated and her wishes are for a memorial to be held at a later date in Alabama where she was raised and had so many happy memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Sakura House Hospice or a local a Women's Shelter of choice.

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  • We will truly miss Sandra Jean .She was my Georgia girl and filled a room with joy and laughter.Sincere thoughts go to Phillip and his family at this sad time .She will truly be missed by all that she touched .Alister and Michelle Burns from Oshawa

    alister burns
  • A lovely lady and giving soul, she is now at peace. Deepest sympathy to the family.

    Deb Adamson
  • My sincere condolences to you Philip and Sandy’s family for your loss.

    When I first met Sandy, thanks to you Philip, she decided I should call her Sandy, it was a privilege bestowed only to me! You see, we were best friends, both born in May, just 3 days apart. She referred to me as the sister she never had! When I visited her at the hospital in Woodstock after her stroke in 2016, a nurse overheard us, and addressed Sandra by Sandy, to which Sandy quickly corrected her and said that I was the only one allowed to call her Sandy!

    I am so thankful to have met Sandy and to have had a small part in her journey. I have so many fond memories and stories, especially the one about taking her shopping at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto! We giggled liked teenagers… I know she is watching over all of us. Love You Sandy. Nicole

    Sandy was kind, smart, a hard worker, talented, devoted most of all to Philip and her family. She was my rock when I needed her.

    Nicole Chalifoux
  • I know that the angels smiled when you got there. Your pain and worries are gone as you are now in God’s hands. You will always be in my heart.

    Love and miss you always.


    Jerry Williams
  • Love and Miss you mama..I know you are no longer in pain and you are in the arms of God.

    Love you always…


    Maelynn Williams (Majory)
  • I never got to meet you in person, but Di spoke ever so highly of you. She said you were her Georgia peach. You sounded like one hell of a lady. Rest well.

    Deb Zuch
  • Sandra was one of the nicest persons we have ever met. She was a welcome fixture at many British Classic Car events with her Jaguar convertible alongside Philip’s Rolls-Royce. She will be missed, but we take comfort in the knowledge that she has won her final battle and is now at peace. We send our deepest condolences to Sandra’s family, both here in Canada and in the United States.

    John and Toni Griffith
  • Sandra and I went through Bynum elementary and Oxford High school together and both lived in Bynum, Alabama! Sandra and I were good friends for many years and I will truly miss her! I will see you again one day my loving friend! RIP

    Sandra Braxton Pennington
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. She truly loved you Phil and her children
    grandchildren and all of her family.. She will be missed.

    Ann Wheeler Fullem (cousin)
  • Now in the arms of her Savior the Lord God. A very special person in my life. Missed terribly and never to be forgotten.

    Philip H Allen
  • Oh our wonderful Georgia Peach!!! The most Amazing woman I’ve ever met. How was i so Blessed to be part of your life even for 3 short years? It was 3 yrs of laughs, love, sharing stories, mostly about our Beloved pets. You ARE the bravest, toughest woman I’ve ever met. I consider my life a much better place since having the honour to have you & “Your Phil” part of my life!! To have that kind of Love is one in a Million. I will miss you beyond Belief. Our Souls are cut from the same cloth. Until we meet again at Home, I will blow you Kisses often. My Love Forever “Hi Di” oxoxoxox

    Diane Nieszczur Zuch

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