Mr. Donald "Sandy" Longshore passed away at home on September 15, 2010 at the age of 91 years.
Sandy was born March 7, 1919 at Calgary,Alberta. As a young boy he lived in Calgary with his mother and twin sister Dot and older sister Hazel. He then moved to Stettler for a short period of time then on to the original homestead near Byemoor. At the age of 12, Sandy purchased his first cow for $12.00 from money he made trapping weasels. This marked the beginning of his life as a rancher which he did his entire life. In the years to follow, Sandy and his wife Elsie lived and farmed in the Byemoor Community where they were very active in their community. He loved ranching and the people connected with it. Sandy belonged to the Hereford and Angus Association and established a herd of purebred cattle, first Herefords then Angus identified as BAR-E-L a herd which enjoyed numerous successful champions and sales - a herd respected by many in the industry. Sandy loved music, dancing and a good party. Sandy was a true gentleman; a deal was made on a handshake and you could trust that his word was his bond. Sandy is survived by his loving children Don (Helen) Longshore of Red Deer, AB, Wayne (Christine) Longshore of Slave Lake, AB, Doreen (Stewart) Ainsworth of Mayerthorpe, AB, Murray (Arlene) Longshore of Westlock, AB and Dave (Lynne) Longshore of Stettler, AB. Grandchildren Aleah (Chris) Farmer, Cheryl (Neil) Luipasco, Lori (Jeff) Berry, Leanne (Dale) Zukowski, Greg (Tracey) Ainsworth, Donna (Larry) Arthur, Grant (Claire) Ainsworth, Merissa (Chris) Epp, Paige Longshore, Dallas (Eliza) Longshore, Tanis and Jenna Longshore. Great grandchildren Josh, Blake, Madison, Bradley, Mathew, Sydelle, Callie, Cadence, Jade, Shaylyn, Lindsay, Carson, Denver and Oliva as well as numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends. Sandy was predeceased by his loving wife Elsie on November 16, 2005, sisters Hazel and Dorothy and parents Clarence and Elizabeth Longshore.
Funeral services for the late Sandy Longshore were held at the Byemoor Community Hall on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Mark Osbourne officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Sandy, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Society in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 who are entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org