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Sandra D. Canen, age 65 of Wyoming, MI, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

She was born on August 21, 1953 in Grand Rapids, to the late Robert and Charlotte(Pleger) Lovewell.

Sandi was a devoted provider for her family. She worked many years for Canteen Food Service later retiring from Steelcase in 2001 along with her late husband of 33 years Rick.  In her spare time, she enjoyed preparing taxes at H & R Block.

Sandi was married to Richard A. Canen Jr. on July 31 ,1971. He preceded her in death in 2004.

During their few retirement years spent together, they enjoyed traveling, weeks at the lake and great times with their grandchildren.

When their time was cut short by Rick’s passing, Sandi continued her enjoyment of life filling her children and grandchildren full of love and laughter. Her humorous ways brought joy to many.

She always will be remembered for her generosity, intelligence, quick wit, strong will, love and dedication to her family.

She enjoyed scrap booking her fondest memories, comedy, trivia, researching genealogy and her family tree, crocheting, playing and listening to her loud music, especially the Beatles. She also loved Michael Martin Murphy in the early years as she even named her 2 cats Mike and Murph.

She loved puzzles and a good challenge.

She will be lovingly remember by her children, Ami(Shawn) Gerke and Wendy(Jason) Hudson; grandchildren, Meghan(fiancé Blake), Brianna, Alexa and Emily; sisters, Vicki Lovewell and Charlene Lovewell; brother, Robert (Tammy) Lovewell.

A celebration of Sandi’s life will take place on Friday, January 18, at 3pm, at Clyde Park Church of the Nazarene, 2545 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.  Friends and family are welcome to gather one hour prior to the celebration. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sandi’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:



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  1. David Corrine Gerke on January 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts for you.

  2. Lynne (Lovewell) Bemrose on January 16, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Sorry for your loss. I cant be at the memorial, but will be thinking of you.

  3. Marya Lynn Francis on January 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Sandi was my good friend for over 20 years. I am sorry I cannot attend, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending love from Missouri.
    Deepest sympathies,
    Marya Lynn and Roger Francis

  4. Bel on January 19, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    My condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

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