Saturday, August 15, 2020

Sean Sands of Walpole Island First Nation

Sean William Waweeb Sands, a member of Walpole Island First Nation, passed away in Hamilton on March 19, 2020 at the age of 36.

Sean is the beloved son of William Alan Harris ‘Bill’ Sands (Charlotte Day) and the late Eileen Susanne (Young). Loved brother of Ryan Sands (Crystal Wojtkowski) and uncle of Lucas Sands, Wahsahsenna Sands and Shkuhnodin Shognosh-Myers. Grandson of Winona Soney Sands and the late Harrington Sands, Avis Young, Ivan Young and Lyle Riley. He will be missed by his many aunts uncles and cousins.

Sean was an artist and writer. He was a graduate of the University of Windsor, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 2009. He loved to paint and travel so that he could experience new places and find inspiration for his paintings, novels and screen plays.

Sean will rest at Nona and Terry’s home until Tuesday when a private family service will be held with burial in Highbanks Cemetery.

A public celebration of Sean’s life will be held at a later date. HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg entrusted with arrangements. 519.627.3231. Online tributes may be left at


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