Vale Sandra Peek

It is with sadness that the AHCA announces the death of Sandra Peek.

Sandra is well known to members of the Association as the wife of former Association president Terry Peek and mother of sailor Allister. She is also survived by another son, Dirk. Sandra is well known as the 'power behind the throne', rarely in the spotlight herself as she supported husband Terry and Allister through their sailing paths with the AHCA, Sailability ACT and Special Olympics.

She had been ill for some time, but achieved her aim of celebrating Allister's birthday, Christmas and New Year at her home surrounded by her family. She passed away in Canberra last Friday. A warm and generous lady, she was always a hard working volunteer - lending a hand at many events that have been held in Canberra over the years. Sandra was a no nonsense person, would not suffer fools but would support Terry in his endeavours to spread the word about sailing to the detriment of a few jobs around the house and a few things she would have preferred to do.  She hosted meetings, fund raising support and putting up sailing waifs who needed a bed and a meal and will be sadly missed.

Sandra's funeral and celebration of her life will take place at 10:30am on Monday 11 January at the Norwood Park Crematorium in Mitchell, ACT.  The family welcome people to what they hope will be a light and bright celebration of Sandra's life and she instructed that there were to be no tears or depression, and the dress of the day is lots of colour.

The AHCA would like to take this opportunity to pass on our condolences to Terry, Allister, Dirk and their family. 

(Photos: Special Olympics Australia)


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