Sandra Coté

Obituary of Sandra Pearle Coté


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sandra Pearle (Wiggins) Coté of Jacksonville, Florida, on June 24th, 2021. Born October 19th, 1950 in Fredericton, NB. Sandra was the daughter of the late Randolph and Pearle (Kitchen) Wiggins. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, André; sons Dustin (Sharon) of Oakville, ON and Guy at home; grandchildren Lauren Coté (Davey Wilson) of Manchester, UK and Ciara Coté of Mississauga, ON; and sisters Bonnie Wiggins of Yarmouth NS and Penny Dunbar of Fredericton NB.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Kennie, Gene and infant brother Albert.

Sandra grew up in Scotch Settlement and Fredericton. She married her high school sweetheart in 1969. They lived in the Fredericton area until moving to Quispamsis in 1979. In 1997 they moved to Houston, Texas and eventually settled in Jacksonville, Florida in 1998.

Sandra worked at the Department of Labor while living in Fredericton and at Ocean Steel and Saint John Shipbuilding while living in Quispamsis. In Florida she co-founded and was President of Strongbridge International LLC until her passing.

Sandra was an accomplished seamstress and created beautiful hand stitched quilts for family and friends. She was proud of her Canadian roots and held high regard for William Shatner and Alex Trebek. She enjoyed music, trivia, dinner theatre, a good book, and traveling in their camper with the family dogs, Cosette and Belle.

Sandra was a loving, kind, caring and compassionate person who was strong in her Christian faith. She will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at York Funeral Home, Fredericton, NB at a later date (York Funeral Home will provide updates). A Private Mass will follow at St Theresa’s Church with a Graveside Service at Scotch Settlement Cemetery.  Remembrances can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Scotch Settlement Cemetery. Personal condolences may be offered through

“Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.

Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.”





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