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Tributes to Sandie

Hundreds of messages pour in.

1 February 2021

Hundreds of messages have poured in for lifelong fan Sandie Derben, who passed away this weekend.

Chairman Rob Couhig: "Missy and I are broken-hearted for John, her family, and the Wanderers’ staff and fellow volunteers. A sweet, selfless, optimistic soul who always treated everyone with kindness. She will always be Wycombe to me. May God grant her everlasting peace."

Pete Couhig: "One of the wonderful women I’ve gotten to know well in Wycombe died yesterday. My heart goes out to John. Sandie was a force of nature, she will be missed. I am sad. But happy she did get to see her Chairboys live in the Championship. She loved this club so much, her entire life."

Nigel Kingston, Chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Trust: "
Nan and I were devasted to hear about Sandie. A wonderful lady for whom nothing was too much trouble if it helped the Club. On behalf of the Trust, all our thoughts and best wishes to John and family."

Anthony Stewart: "
Condolences to her family and I pray her soul rests in perfect peace. A really lovely woman who always made sure you’re smiling anytime you saw her."

Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Club: "
We are desperately sad to hear of Sandie’s passing. Sandie was a dedicated fan and wonderful person who lit up matchdays with her smile. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to her husband John and all her family and friends at this time."

Joe Jacobson: "Very sad news. RIP Sandie."

Wycombe Wanderers Trust: "Sandie will be sadly missed by all who knew her and for everything she gave to the Club that she loved so much."

Adebayo Akinfenwa:"Awwwww Dam such sad news RIP Sandie. Always had a massive smile whenever we met. Rest well."

Ryan Isaac: "I had the pleasure to meet Sandie many times whilst volunteering. A friendly face at the club who will be sadly missed. Thoughts are with John and family this evening. The Wycombe family will miss you!"

Mark Roche: "So sorry to hear this, Sandie was someone who personified the Wycombe ethos - Alfie will miss getting his programme from her when we get back to the park."

Steve Phelps: "What a loss to the club. She did so much for the club and OWWSA and will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with John and family at this sad time."

Alan Cecil: "Words are hard to find at this time . Sad news of the loss of a special fan , fundraiser, volunteer organiser and friend to so many. Sincere condolences to John and the family."

Benedict Musola: "RIP Sandie, our thoughts and prayers are with you John."

Nick Barnes: "We always used to buy our programme from Sandie. She often asked my lad how much change she owed him. Lovely smile, lovely lady. Forever a blue."

Suzy Ive: "Such sad news. I always bought my programme from Sandie and she always greeted me with a smile and was so positive and cheerful. My thoughts are with her family and friends."

Teresa Slevin: "So sorry to hear this sad news, Sandie was always ready to greet you with a smile and a joke. She will be missed. Thoughts are with John and family. RIP Sandie."

Mike Locke: "So sorry to hear this. Sandie was the the first face to greet you when you entered Adams Park - cheerful and jovial. Thoughts with John and family."

Damian Irvine: "This loss will be felt by many. The epitome of voluntary support to a football club. Positive , unconditional, ever present. Like so many volunteers dedicating time & sacrificing for their club daily Sandy contributed so much to her clubs ability to exist. A sad loss indeed."

Tony Hector: "Sandie will be greatly missed by us all. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to John and the family."

Keith Allen: "Very sad, lovely lady, look after yourself John, RIP Sandie."

Emily Isaac: "Oh my goodness. I’m so shocked. Always had a smile on her face when I saw her whether that was to buy a programme or during volunteer sessions. So sad and will be deeply missed in the Wycombe family. Thoughts are with John. RIP Sandie."

Michael Davies: "Desperately sad to hear of this for all at the club. My thoughts and prayers for John and their family. Sandie was and will always be an inspirational and truly wonderful person. A cheeky smile and knowing nod; she was so supportive."


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