Sandra Kawulia was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Aug. 11, 1964, third of seven children, born to Toolie and Jill Kawulia.
She was raised in Fort Frances and graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1984. She met Bruce in 1986 and they started a loving life together.
She had two sons—Brent in 1987 and Paul 1990—in the following years and lived in Fort Frances, Devlin, Ignace, and finally Dryden.