Melvina Sanderson

Obituary of Melvina Rose Lena Sanderson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Melvina “Rose” Lena Sanderson (née Pigott) on February 6, 2024. She now joins her beloved husband, the late Stanley G. Sanderson. Remaining to love and cherish her memory are her children Stanley “Sam” (Jennifer), Chris (Kim), Lisa (Rod), Rick (Joanne) and Linda (Terry). She will be missed by her beloved grandchildren; Ashlee (Rhyan), Brooke (Rob), Lexus (Francis), Xavier, Justice, Camden, Mathew, Kaitlin (Tyler) Kelsea and great-grandchildren; Ava, Lilah, Rhylee, and Thomas whom she loved so dearly. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Alice Pigott, Marion (Stanley) Affleck, Roberta (Kent) Clark, Irene (David) Roberts and their families. Rose will be missed by her very special neighbours, and dear friends, Gord and Mary Joudrey & family. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Helen (née Campbell) Pigott, sister Ruth (Alan) Doyle and Stan’s son Garth Sanderson.


Both Rose & Stan were born and raised on Prince Edward Island. They moved to Ontario at an early age for a new beginning. They made Chippawa their home for 58 years. Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the love and care mom received at the St. Catherine's General Hospital. To all the nurses, doctors and staff of the emergency department and unit 2A. To the Welland Funeral Home staff for their truly professional and personal care for our dear Mother.


For those wishing to share a memory, a laugh, or a tear, please join us at Betty's Family Restaurant, 8921 Sodom Road, Niagara Falls, this Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 1:00-4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Diabetes Canada or Walker Family Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.


To honour mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family ceremony will be held in Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island at a later date. Where she will be laid to rest along side her husband.


“Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side “

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Betty's Family Restaurant
8921 Sodom Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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