Sandra Pittana

Obituary of Sandra Anne Pittana



September 28, 1954 – April 14, 2022


Sandy passed away comfortably, with dignity at home, with family at her side after living there for 42 years with her husband, Michael. Her passing was made possible by the willing medical clinicians of MAID.  Sandy is survived by Michael, their daughters, Daphne and Lauryn and her grandchildren, Indigo and Tao.  She will be sadly missed by her sister and best friend Linda Crossley and her children Cameron and Chloe.


Sandy’s creativity, sense of style, and flair blossomed during her years living in London and Paris. Her talents were widely acknowledged and publicly recognized on CITY-TV where she appeared as a guest host on Cityline for over thirty years. Her innate talents led her to easily excel in fashion, design, cooking, and all things artistic, however her first priority was always her family.  Michael would continually re-iterate his respect for her sound judgement, wise counsel and her unique input on all matters that assisted him regarding family matters and his business career. Sandy loved her golf.  She delighted in making three holes-in-one within one month at her club at Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, AZ - where she created the most wonderful home away from home. She will sorely miss all of her incredible friends from there, from Canada, and throughout the world. 


A very near and dear girlfriend of Sandy recently wrote her a cherished note worth sharing:


Because of you…I defied my husband and bought the sofa of my choice.

Because of you…I iron my tea towels.

Because of you…I brought color into my house and sleep with the softness of lavender.

Because of you…I pay more attention to the details of our desert,

     from cactus blooms to shadows of the sun to desert stars sparkling in the clear night skies.

Because of you…I follow through on my golf swing.

Because of you…I eat marcona almonds and wrap dates in basil leaves.

Because of you…my family loves your Italian Christmas’ and things Italian.


Sandra forged strong bonds that transcended friendship and enriched our lives.  Her parting wish was that human hostilities end forever and there could be more love, peace, kindness and understanding in this world. 


The family will celebrate her life with friends at a future date.  No flowers please.  If desired, donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital or Humber River Hospital Foundation, where she received phenomenal care and action.  Dr. Krema and Dr. Bradbury at Princess Margaret and President Barb Collins at Humber and their exceptional teams are applauded.    Condolences may be forwarded through


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