November 12, 1963 to September 24, 2010
Because she has set her love upon Me, therefore I will deliver her.
I will set her on high, because she has known my name.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Sandy Glum, who went to be with her Saviour on Friday September 24. After a three-year journey through cancer, Sandy’s family was around her as she went home. Her husband Bryan, her children Nathan and Anna, her father Red Walmsley and her brothers Mitchell (Carrie), William (Frances) and Tom (Lynne), together with family members and many dear friends, are left to mourn her. Her mother, Betty, went ahead of Sandy in January 2009, and they are reunited in heaven.
Sandy was born in New Westminster, BC, to Red and Betty Walmsley. She grew up with a dreamer’s heart and, with three protective brothers, nobody ever bugged her about it. She came to Christ as a teenager, and knew and loved Him fiercely for the rest of her life. Unforgettable, irreplaceable, Sandy brought fire and laughter wherever she went, and to every life she touched. She was an impulsive, generous, sensitive woman: a teacher in every sense of the word. She and Bryan came to Campbell River in 1989 for her first teaching job – English and Writing classes at the Campbell River Christian School. For the next twenty years, Sandy dazzled and inspired students there, leaving an imprint of brilliance and love on a generation of youth.
Sandy took time off teaching to pursue her dream job, which she had longed for through 13 years of marriage – becoming a mother at last. She passionately loved her children, and nothing gave her more pleasure than showering her family with loving care and little, unexpected gifts. To Sandy, life was luscious. She loved words, she loved stories. She loved food – the planning of it, the cooking of it, the eating, and even the watching – The Food Network was a constant favourite. She loved hosting people, and planned parties, teas, dinners and picnics with excitement. She became a belly dancer in 2005, and took up running in 2008. She loved shoes, Shakespeare, and champagne. She loved movies. She loved Christmas.
Sandy’s memorial will be held at the Campbell River Baptist Church on Friday, October 1, 2010, at 2 PM.
We will miss her sadly.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.