Sandra Coombs

May 6, 2020


It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Sandra Coombs (nee Fizzard) formerly of Labrador City, NL announce her peaceful passing. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 after a courageous journey with Cancer at the age of 63 in St. John’s, NL surrounded with love from her family near and far.

Sandra will be forever remembered and missed by her husband Tom; daughter Taushawna (Tim), son Tyson (Lori), grandchildren Gabriel, Jayden, Emma-Lee, Lilyana, mother; Irene Fizzard, sisters; Marilyn, Donna, Trish ( Derec), Roxanne (Vince), brother Roger ( Marlene), aunts; Selena, Helen, uncle John, as well as a large circle of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and others that she has impacted.

Predeceased by her father Rev. Edward George Fizzard, brothers Eric and Michael, mother and father in-law, Michael and Marion, brother in-law Harold.


Sandra will always be remembered for her sense of humour, carefree spirit, kindness and compassion for others and above all else the everlasting love she had for her children and grandchildren. 

She lit up the room with her infectious laugh and vibrant personality, a firecracker until the end. She was fiercely proud of her Newfoundland heritage and collected many books, stories, songs, and recipes. Anyone that met her immediately saw her smile and felt her warm personality as she was known to strike a conversation with anyone and easily made friends. Her love of music was evident as she knew how to rock out to AC/DC and dance the Newfoundland step dance. Our grateful hearts will cherish our many memories of her as she made our world a brighter, better place.


We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Armstrong, Dr. McIssac, Dr. Larson and Dr. Doulton at Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and Emily Hicks at palliative care unit for their exceptional care and support she received during treatments.

A special thank you to Bev, Pauline, Anne, Andrea, Sheilah and Maureen for years of love, support, and friendship. She was blessed to have you all in her life. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be announced at a future date.


“ I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame

Send down the thunder Lord, send down the rain

But when you’re plannin’ just how it will be

Plan a good day for me”.


-Lyrics taken from one of her favourite songs

by Don Williams, Lord I hope this day is good.


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Sandra and her family lived across the street from us in Labrador City for a long time. For a number of years now she had been spending most of her time outside the area with family. I had heard that Sandra was not well for awhile now but was certainly saddened to hear of her passing at such a young age. To Tom, Taushawna, Tyson, her grandchildren and extended family, our sincere condolences to all at this extremely difficult time in the midst of a health crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.
Doreen & Dave Simon

Tom & Family
We are so sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. It was just a few days ago we spoke of you guys and wondered where life had taken you. We had no idea Sandra was so sick. Hold on to your many memories – it will help you through the days and months ahead.

So sorry to hear the sad news of Sandra’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Having met Sandra , you will not easily forget her! She had such a zest and love of life, fun and music. We are blessed and happy to have spent time with her, although much too little time. To Taushawna and family and all of Sandra’s family we send our condolences and ask that God will walk besides you and hold you hand through your most difficult times. Taushawna, you are so loved by our family, we are always here for you, and may you find comfort in the precious memories of your loving, wonderful Mother. Thinking of you love you always. RIP Sandra. Anne & Tim Brown

Irene and family I am so sorry for your great loss. My condolences to you and all the family. Hold your precious memories close to your heart.
Love and prayers.
Judy Stephenson

Taushawna and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope your beautiful memories will be a comfort to you in the days ahead. Our sincere condolences and blessings to all.

Dorothy & Bob

To Tom, Taushawna, Tim and the entire Coombs and Fizzard families, please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Sandra. Though Sandra and I only found opportunity to speak in passing as neighbors, that was all that was needed for me to know what she must mean to you. I’m am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you now.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find strength in your memories.
Kim Chafe and Nicholas Pine

Our sincere sympathy goes out to Sandra’s family. Her passing will leave a great void in their lives. As her obituary so rightly said, she will be “remembered for her sense of humour, carefree spirit, kindness and compassion” and the love she had for her children and grandchildren. Sandra was a very special friend and our lives were enriched by her generosity of spirit, her optimistic attitude toward life, and her friendship. She will be greatly missed by Maureen and by me.

Tom,sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing,our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time . Shirley and Bob Ball

Sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing, deepest condolences to the family.

Our condolences go out to Tom and all of his family, so sorry for your loss.

My prayers are for the Coombs’s and Fizzard families at this time, that the Lord will provide the comfort and peace you all seek in this time of sadness. Loved Sandra very much not just as a sister in law but as a wonderful friend through the years. GodBless all of you.

I am saddened to hear of Mrs. Coombs’ passing . I first got to know her when I taught both Taushonna and Tyson. In the years that followed we would always stop to chat any time we met. I am sending heartfelt condolences to all who loved her, especially Taushonna, and Tyson.
God bless,
Mildred and Leonel Vairinhos

To Tom & Family ,So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing ,Condolences to you & all your family at this difficult time ,God Bless you all ,Hugs

Condolences to the coombs and Fizzard family on the passing of Sandra. Keep your faith knowing she is in a much better place, where there is no more pain or suffering. May God give you all the strength to get through this sad time in your lives. Sending lots of love to all the family.

To Tom & family, sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you all. She was a wonderful lady.
Junior & Trish Dawe

To Tom, and family…We sincerely send out our prayers and condolences to all of you at this time…The last time I spoke with you, Sandra wasn’t doing well., and now God has called her home…She’s no longer in pain…Rest in Peace Sandra…Thinking of you all at this time…xo

Sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time. Take care. Gus and Wanda Coombs

Tom, so sorry to hear of Sandras passing, thinking of you and all your family at this very difficult time.. God Bless..

So very sorry for your loss. I remember Sandra and the Fizzard family from my time teaching in GLP during the early 70s. May God bless your whole family and give you all the strength to get through this most difficult time.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time

Tom,so sorry to hear of sandras passing and tawshawna and tyson,sorry to hear of your moms passing.,i know you were both the love of here Life,also her beautiful grand children,i have lots of memories odf her,she sure did have beautiful smile and how she loved music,she always told she loved dance like gramp kearley,,may you find comfort in knowing ,that god well give you the strength to help you through these dark days,god bless.


To Donna and the Fizzard family, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you.