Sandy Bellows Obituary – Death: Sandy Bellows, St. Catharines Regional Councillor has passed away on Sunday night, October 10, after battling with cancer.
She was serving her first term on Niagara-Wormley Regional Council. Bellows previously served as a councillor for the Grantham Ward in St. Catharines, from 2014 to 2018.
My condolences to the family & friends of Sandie Bellows. Sandie was one of the first people I met at @ExploreON, and it seems like only yesterday I announced her appointment as Chair of @NiagaraParks.
We’ve lost an amazing leader, a true friend, and strong voice for #Niagara.
— Michael Tibollo (@MichaelTibollo) October 11, 2021
Following her abduction, rape, and attempted murder in 1990, Bellows became a public speaker and advocate for victims’ rights.
St Catharines has lost a community leader. Sandie Bellows was a Regional Councillor, but more importantly a champion for St Catharines. She was a person of incredible strength – a survivor who used her experience to advocate victims of sexual violence in Niagara and across Canada pic.twitter.com/Kwc4ZzQbDy
— Chris Bittle (@Chris_Bittle) October 11, 2021
Bellows was the Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission at the time.
Our community lost an amazing woman with the passing of Sandie Bellows. A regional councillor & former @St_Catharines Councillor, Sandie was hardworking, caring & a genuine team player. All she ever wanted to do was make peoples lives better. She will be missed. RIP Sandie. pic.twitter.com/7OOokU9bIu
— Walter Sendzik (@WSendzik) October 11, 2021