Proctor, Alexander “Sandy”

 Suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, April 11, 2014 in his 71st year.  Loving and supportive husband of Liz Stonehouse and devoted father to Kent (Angie) and Ryan and stepchildren Michael (Samantha) and Andrea Stonehouse.  Doting Grandpa to Josie and Reigan. Sandy was an amazing man with a positive outlook on life, unwavering spirit and an ability to live each day to the fullest.  His drive and enthusiasm allowed him to gain employment in the activities he loved…golfing, cycling and skiing.  A true family man with a sense of humour, Sandy was a man of wisdom whom everyone admired and respected.  He enjoyed helping others without expecting anything in return.  He found happiness in the simplest of things, “Live, Laugh and Love” was his motto. He will be greatly missed by all. Please join us on Saturday, May 24th between 1 and 5 p.m. at the home of Patricia and Ron Dyche to celebrate the life of Sandy Proctor. 2447 Yarmouth Drive (south of QEW off Bronte Rd.) Oakville, Ontario Tel: 905-618-0261 rsvp to Lisa Compton e-mail  [email protected] Thank you.
” In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.”
21 replies
  1. Ken Bannerman
    Ken Bannerman says:

    It’s with great sadness I have been informed of the passing of a real good friend and mentor to me
    Sandy Proctor. I lined for him in many big games he refereed in the OHA and he taugh me so much. He was always fun to be with and had a outstanding skill to be able to manage and communicate to players and teams
    i have always though of him as my mentor but also as a great guy
    We spent many a night on the raod solving the worlds problems

    My condolences to his family and i know we will all remember him as a man of class

  2. Bob Murray
    Bob Murray says:

    It was a sad day yesterday when I learned of Sandy’s passing. I have many great memories of he and I on the ice together all over southern Ontario reffing Oldtimer’s hockey games.He always had a way of brighten up any situation with his constant smile and cheery attitude. I also remember the many evenings when Doc and I would meet for supper in Collingwood for dinner and a couple of drinks/;Kora and I will always remember the good old days. Our thoughts are with you Liz. Bob

  3. Mike Duggan
    Mike Duggan says:

    Sandy supervised me as an OHA referee many years ago in a tough Jr. C playoff game . He was the type of referee supervisor who never forgot what it’s like out on the ice. When I became an OHA referee supervisor years later, I remembered how Sandy viewed the game and tried to do the same. I saw him on a couple of occasions with men’s hockey at True North too and always enjoyed seeing him. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  4. Mark Tulloch
    Mark Tulloch says:

    I had the tremendous opportunity to referee with Sandy at the tail end of this officiating career. He commanded a room just by walking into it. His sense of humour was one of his biggest attributes, especially as an official. He was one of those special individuals that I wished entered into my life many years earlier but I don’t regret the little time I got to spend with him. Godspeed Sandy.

  5. Bob Barton
    Bob Barton says:

    Sandy was Doc to me. He was my mentor when I started refereeing back in Barrie in 1975. Had the pleasure of his company and wisdom for many years. A wise soul and an unmatched sense of humour. A gentleman of class and a gentle man as well. My thoughts and prayers with Liz and his family. You will be greatly missed Doc.

  6. Jean McGrath
    Jean McGrath says:

    What a great gentleman! I had the privilege of working with Sandy when he was principal of Forest Hill P.S. He could always see the best in everyone. His positive attitude and gentle manner were a constant. He set a fine example for his staff and students. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    PS I bet he loved being a Grandpa.

  7. Larry and Shirley DeWilde
    Larry and Shirley DeWilde says:

    I had several business deals with Sandy and found him to be a gentleman and a good friend.He will certainly be missed. Our deepest condolences to the family. Shirley and Larry

  8. Dave Coursey
    Dave Coursey says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Spent many a cold windy snowy night on the road to several arenas with Sandy. Always had a smile on his face. Sandy mentored many who turned into excellent officials. He will be missed.

  9. Sandy Richmond
    Sandy Richmond says:

    My prayers are with your family. Spent many great games as a linesman for Sandy. Remember the night in Bracebridge he came to supervise. Thought he would blend in when he brought his dog. Not only did we share our love of hockey but the same first name. Some how that was a bond. Rest in peace my friend.

    Alexander (Sandy) Richmond

  10. Carole and Erin Dunphy
    Carole and Erin Dunphy says:

    Kent and Ryan….your father was a great friend to Mike and I over the years and going back to our teens. Mike had great fondness and respect for your dad. Having lost Mike last summer under such similar circumstances, Erin and I can only sympathize with you at this time. Your dad was certainly special.

  11. Ron Hoggarth
    Ron Hoggarth says:

    Refereed with Sandy when I was going to McMaster university in the seventies in the OHL .I always enjoyed his great positive attitude and always had a smile on his face .i crossed paths with Sandy over the years with our hockey connection and always thanked him for helping me have that positive way in my career .I always told him that when people did not like our refereeing I liked to make fun of ourselves by saying we had PERFECT EYESIGHT but we just had bad judgement.
    Sandy will be missed

  12. Donna Young
    Donna Young says:

    It is with a grateful heart that for so many golf seasons, I was greeted with Sandy’s quick smile and genuine friendship. He is greatly missed.

  13. Fern Blanchette
    Fern Blanchette says:

    Spent many hours chatting with Sandy at the golf course. Sandy would love to talk
    about cars, photography and his ski trips. Sandy was a very likeable guy. lt’s still hard to believe
    that he’s gone. He will be sadly missed by everyone.

  14. Joan Decarie
    Joan Decarie says:

    Kent and Ryan

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Sandy was a wonderful human being. He was principal of Byng Public School in Stayner when my late husband Dennis was assigned as vice principal there. Your dad was a wonderful mentor and friend to Dennis and myself. My thoughts are with both of you.

    Joan Decarie

  15. Denise and John Edge
    Denise and John Edge says:

    Sandy was a great friend to us along with his wife, Liz. He truly was a wonderfully kind human being to everyone he met. He approached each day with vigour and with the expectation that he would enjoy whatever the day would bring. He was so knowledgeable in many things and always interested to listen. We have lost a very significant friend in our life at such a young age. We feel honoured to have had the great pleasure to meet him in life and to spend many wonderful get-togethers each year. We are devastated by this sudden loss and it has left a huge void in our life, his family and everyone who knew him. We loved you very much Sandy. Denise and John.

  16. Justin Ambrose
    Justin Ambrose says:

    Sandy was an amazing man and one of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We worked at Centennial Park Golf Centre for 15 years together and he had a huge impact on the development of my professional career as a teacher which started when he helped me prepare for my first interview. He will be sorely missed but certainly not forgotten. Thanks for all the great memories Sandy!

  17. Bob Ferguson
    Bob Ferguson says:

    I enjoyed talking to Sandy at the golf course. He had a wide range of interests and was interested in what you had to say. We both liked books, golf and biking. He was an easy guy to like and be around. I will miss you Sandy.

  18. Jurij Bilyk
    Jurij Bilyk says:

    Refereed with Sandy, worked with him at golf course and skied with AOA last winter. A prince of men , a gentleman, Mr. Positive with an incredible zest for life. I will miss you as will everyone who was fortunate enough to know you. Fairways & greens Sandy!

  19. Chris Knox
    Chris Knox says:

    I was cleaning out some boxes this weekend an I found a bible that Sandy had he had given me in the 50’s. I would like to be at the memorial service in May. I hope he is with his mom & dad (“Babe & Alex)

  20. Heather Kelly (Inglis)
    Heather Kelly (Inglis) says:

    Sandy will be in my thought and prayers as will those he leaves behind. We lived next door to each other. His father and my mother were brother and sister. We had many a great winter skating on the pond next to his house on Burlingame. His motto was a wonderful way to live.


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