MITCHELL – Sandra (née Carpenter)
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on the 21st of May 2020 aged 77.
Loved and loving wife of David and Bruce (Dec).
Much loved mother and mother in law of Mairi and Gus, Gillian and Brendon, Darren and Kirsty, Warren and Jane, Michaela and Darren, Joanna, David and Kerryn, Steven (Dec) and Janine.
Loved Grandma of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A life made beautiful by kindly deeds.Funeral Notice
I have so many special memories of spending time with Aunty Sandra on our many family trips and at special events; she always had such a zest for life and I will always be in awe of her true spirited nature. We all just adored you Aunty Sandra, and you were such a very special part of our lives. My deepest condolences to Uncle Mitch and all my cousins, and extended family in Australia. We are so sorry we can’t be with you to send her off. She will be forever loved and missed.May 22, 2020
All our love and prayers,
Sandra, Glenn, Elijah, Niamh, Jude & Saoirse
A much loved sister in law, kind, loving and with a great sense of humour.May 22, 2020
Times like these are hard, take comfort in eachother, believe in family, friends and loved ones.
I along with all the family in England, wish we could be with you to support you at this time of grief, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you all and Aunt Sandra will be missed incredibly.
Nephew Michael & Nelly and on behalf of Aunt Heather, Charlie, & Nephew DavidMay 22, 2020
Sending love to you all from the Mactaggart Clan 💕May 22, 2020
My very special Auntie Sandra,May 22, 2020
How blessed I am to have had you as such a ray of sunshine in my life, the wonderful times we have spent together and bond we shared. I love you and will miss you so much, it is only time that keeps us apart.
Your loving niece
All our family gatherings in NZ would not have been the same without Sandra & Mitch . Sandra was the first there and last to leave. She always made a huge effort and didn’t want to miss out on anything. Our most favourite aunt who we loved unconditionally. Her love for family and cheeky smile will stay with us forever. Love you forever ❤️🧡💛May 22, 2020
Bon Voyage Sandra Mitchell. We might not get back to Rome together as we hoped, but the memories of the wonderful times we have had together, and the sharing of family and friends lives will be a living memorial to my dear dear friend. Find peace.May 23, 2020
Many fond memories and fun times with Sandra hosting in the Mitchell household. Sandra opened her home for some of the best times of my life. I am forever grateful for her warm, friendly graciousness.May 23, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Mitch, family, and all Sandra’s loved ones.
Sandra was a beautiful soul taken way too soon. She touched the hearts of all who knew her. Gone but not forgotten. Rest peacefully. Always in our hearts. Bye for now. Bondie and Shirl.May 23, 2020
Dearest Sandra what an amazing person you were. The memories you have left behind for each and every person you met will live in our hearts forever. You will be deeply missed missed and never forgotten. R.I.P. Beautiful lady.💜May 23, 2020
Sandra you always had far more energy than I ever did. Many fun times and laughs. I even enjoyed afl for 1 game when we went. Thanks for the memories Maureen and Mark LeGassickMay 23, 2020
Dearest Sandra Aunty, thank you for making me a part of your family, being there for me whenever I needed you. You were an amazing mother and grandma. I will always cherish your laughter, singing purple Heather and the can do attitude you always had. I will miss you a lot. Lots of love Juju and familyMay 24, 2020
Loved younger sister and sister in law. Unfortunately covid changed our plans to be there with you and the family. Willie was so happy to facetime few weeks back. We will both miss our travels with you and Mitch. Great times celebrations not to be forgotten. We cannot be with you, however we are with you in our hearts and spirit. Life won’t be the same without you. We will cherish all our lovely memories. RIP xxxMay 24, 2020
Sandra always met you with a big warm smile and genuine hug combined with her Scottish brogue. She will be remembered in the hearts of many. Condolences to Mitch and her family.May 24, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Mr Mitchell (David),Darren & Warren & all of your family on your loss of a lovely lady. My thoughts are with you all.May 24, 2020
Your love for your family was to be admired. Your face always lit up when we were around but even more when the great grandkids came along. You always made an effort to know what was happening in our lives and to be there for the important moments. I will forever be thankful for the memories we shared. Rest in peace grandma and great grandma. You will be truly missed.May 24, 2020
Our beautiful, kind, fun loving mother. Your zest for life, family and friends was as infectious as you. You were the most supportive parent we could ask for. You’ve taught us that things don’t matter loved ones do. Travelling all over Australia to watch our Saints play was a very special time and personal memory we will reflect on forever. Our desire to travel comes from your passion to explore the world. Thank you for all you gave to us. We promise to look after Dad. Rest In Peace after fighting for so long. All our love Darren and KirstyMay 24, 2020
Darling Mum, Mother-Law and Grandma, words cannot express how much our hearts are aching and the void that is left with your passing. You were such a resilient,determined,proud and loving woman. Our lives were made richer and more beautiful in countless ways by your wonderful presence and caring. You have left a mark in all our hearts and your beautiful spirit will always be with us along our journey. So our darling, sleep now and rest . We will always love you and miss you. Gillian Brendon Isabel and Juliet xxxxMay 24, 2020
Our beloved Mum, Mother in law, and Grandma buddy. Where do we start? What an amazing woman, it’s hard to put into words really but here are just a few – loving, supportive, generous, gracious, funny, and very resilient. You always took an interest in how we were all going and were very proud of all of your grandchildren. So many great times to look back on and we will never forget your bright smile and warm hugs. We will miss popping by and having a cuppa with you and a good chat.May 24, 2020
Our big family won’t be the same without you in it but you will always be in our hearts forever xxxxx David, Kerryn, Lachlan, Tom and Patrick xxccc
My darling Mother. My heart is broken and I am not sure what ‘getting back to normal’ will look like but I know that it will be a little emptier without you. We have been there, together, through some very tough times, and then through the most wonderful times – love, marriage, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You loved all things ‘family’, traveling and spending such fun times with your many friends. So now, one last journey my beautiful mum, to be with those you have loved and lost. You will never be forgotten- there is a small part of you in all of my children, and Finny will always look to the stars for Grandma. We love you and miss you – Michaela and Darren xxxxxMay 25, 2020
To Mitch and Families,May 25, 2020
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Hold your memories close to your hearts.
Love Rod & Lyn McAlister
To my Beautiful Grandma and Great Grandma. Thank you for loving and taking of us the way you did. I feel so blessed that i had you to share in all of the wonderful memories and life moments. I will never forget the way you lit up with Finny around you, and now he will see you in the stars. You will always be so incredibly special to us all, and we will miss your cheeky, loving, kind and funny ways everyday. You will forever be remembered as the ‘cool’ Grandma who wanted to be just like her Granddaughters.May 25, 2020
Love you endlessly,
Jessie-Belle, Tim and Finny xxx
Fond memories of a special Aunt. Rest in peace lovely lady-May 25, 2020
Thinking of all the Carpenter and Mitchell Clan at this very sad time. Take care with love from Carol, Graeme, Robert and Thomas Wilson
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Mitch and all of our Australian family. This is a time to remember all the happy and beautiful memories of Sandra. This world would not have been the same without those memories. I know there there will be a special place reserved for her.May 25, 2020
Our condolences to Mitch & family on the passing of Sandra. The Springer Family.May 25, 2020
RIP Sandra. I will remember the fun times had with you, Mitch and Ross when travelling and at home. Your laughter and positive attitude to life will always be remembered by all who knew you.May 25, 2020
To Mitch and families, our thoughts are with you all.
Going to miss you Grandma, you always loved when you come and watched me play sport or we went out for dinner, or your random visits to our house to visit our house and I am glad we got to share those times together.May 25, 2020
Rest easy xx
My beautiful Grandma,
You fought so hard for so long, you are now at peace my angel. I am so glad I grew up learning everything you have taught me, you are one of a kind, I am going to miss you so much.
The time I got to spend with you in your final week will be something I will cherish forever, you taught me so much about life just in that week alone. I will be forever grateful that I was able to come home and spend time with you.
This isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later ❤
Rest easy my beautiful angel.
Rhiannon x x xMay 25, 2020
To my dearest grandma, thank you for all the wonderful memories we have shared together. You are such a special lady and never failed to make me laugh or light up an entire room. I only have the fondest of memories of you. Thank you for always being so supportive of your grandchildren. I love you so much and already miss you beyond words. Rest easy xxMay 25, 2020
How do I say goodbye to my dearest friend Sandra . I am so very thankful to have spent your last week reminiscing with you. What a wonderful wife to David & Bruce (dec).. An awesome mother, grandma ,and great grandma. My love and sympathy to Mitch and Family .May 25, 2020
A memory is a Keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart. I will miss you my darling Friend.
My dearest Grandma,
The Matriarch, the Don Vito Corleone, as Luke had dubbed you, of the Carpenter-Mitchell clan.
How does one express the love and support you provided me for the past, almost, 30 years.
Since my early years you have always been a constant in my life. Picking me up from school (even if you sometimes forgot because you and Aunty Pat got too caught up) or convincing my mum that I was too sick for school then letting me sleep through the morning on the couch under your special blanket, then watching the Midday Movie together.
I’ll always remember your support through everything, including various ballet concerts, eisteddfods, musicals, and my brief stint as a netballer.
You were always so fun and were definitely the coolest Grandma anyone will ever have. Often mistaken for my aunty or mum, all your beautiful grandkids definitely got their looks from you.
7 years ago today I was able to place your first great grandchild, Niamh Isabella, named for your beloved mother Bella, into your arms and the pure joy we got to share in that moment is something I will always cherish.
I am so grateful I had such a strong, beautiful and warm woman to influence me, to love me and support me. Many hugs & kisses, laughs & tears will all be cherished and missed dearly.
I love you Grandma.
Madeleine, Luke & NiamhMay 25, 2020
We have so many fond memories of time spent with Auntie Sandra and Mitch. Sandra was legendary for her incredible stamina, she had an unbelievable talent for pulling all-nighters. A highlight has to be the day we all spent together visiting the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio, made more memorable by the crazy taxi driver that I think Mitch was responsible for hiring! Sandra spent the whole time clutching me, both of us terrified in the back seat as our driver navigated steep and windy roads, all the while turned fully towards us in the back. Sandra spent most of the ride telling him over and over to keep his eyes on the road.May 26, 2020
There are many, many stories and happy memories, I feel very lucky that she was my Auntie, I aspire every day to be an Auntie just like her.
We will miss her, she always made a special effort to cross the ditch for all our family occasions.
A truly special woman.
My darling mum there are so many things that I want to thank you for in life. I want to thank you for being the most loving, generous, wise, strong, resilient person that I know. I want to thank you for having been an inspiration to me in so many ways through out my life. I want to thank you for all the sacrifices that you made for me along the way and for supporting and encouraging me to pursue the career that I love. I want to thank you for being a wonderful Mum to me and mother in law to Gus and for always taking an interest in and being concerned about the welfare of your grandchildren Luke and Lauren and great grandchild EesaMay 26, 2020
Most of all I want to thank you for the honour and the privilege of being able to share the remaining days of your life with you and for the special memories that I have of you, during that time. I miss you so much and always will. You are at peace now my beautiful angel. Love you so much. Gus, Mairi and Eesa
Sandra, our much loved sister-in-law, finally lost her fight against illnesses, but she has left an almighty footprint on her large family and multitude of friends. After the hardship of losing their respective husband and wife David and Sandra married and thus the fairytale union of the Mitchell/Carpenter family of Sandra, David and eight children went on to become a huge success. The memories Sandra leaves us with will remain forever – legendary parties, weddings, Christmases, trips away etc. etc. Condolences to David and the extended family.May 26, 2020
Phil and Dot, Paul, Megan and Andrew
To my beautiful Grandma,
We always knew how loved we were when you were around. Your smile and the sparkle in your eye said it all. ✨
Thank you for all the memories we shared and all the time we spent together. I will treasure them forever.
I’m so glad you aren’t suffering anymore. Rest easy, Grandma. I love you and will miss you so much. 💗
Emily xxMay 26, 2020
My loving thoughts go to you all at this sad time. I have many wonderful memories with Mitch and Sandra together with our beautiful boys and will hold on to them forever- love Rhonda xMay 26, 2020
Grandma was a person who always put family first. I will remember my grandma as loving, kind, caring and supportive.
Grandma, thank you for all that you have done for me and our family. You will be sorely missed by all who knew you. Love you lots. Rest in peace grandma.
Love,May 26, 2020
Sandra, no more pain or suffering. Have missed our “cuppas” in the Presbytery kitchen from time to time.May 27, 2020
Thoughts & Prayers with a Mitch & families..
God Bless from
MaryW & Matthew
To our dearest friend, Sandra. We are privileged to have known you. You were such a wonderful friend to have in our lives. Our ‘footy’ dates every week were very special memories that we will cherish forever. You were the strongest, kindest most generous person we know. You always remembered everyone’s birthday and made them feel so special. Our last ‘holiday’ in Melbourne will have a special place in our hearts. We love you.May 27, 2020
Cheryle and Dwayne Schwartz
To my dear aunty Sandra, your energy for life and beautiful nature were always amazing to be around. I have fond memories of mum telling me about when you were both young and the high jinks you both got up to around Glasgow. I am so sad that I can’t be there to celebrate your life in person. Please know that we will all be with you in spirit and send our loving support to you all at this heartbreaking time. ❤️❤️May 27, 2020
Its never easy to say goodbye to someone who has been such an important part of our lives. Our fond memories will last for ever and we will miss you greatly. To your family we say thank you for allowing us to be part Sandra’s lifeMay 27, 2020
Lots of love from Kerri, Dave, Courtney, Daniel and Evie, Tarlee, Rhys, Annie and Abbie, Zac and Halee.
Much loved mother to Steven (dec)mother-in-law to Janine, grandma to McKinley. Sandra you were one of the kindest ,caring, loving people I have ever met a great friend to me over the years I will truly treasure, miss you forever, JanineMay 27, 2020
Grandma I will miss you so much always grabbing me to get a kiss and cuddle which I will miss love you McKinley xxMay 27, 2020
Denise and I would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Mitch and all of his extended family with the passing of Sandra, who fought so hard to be with you all.
Sandra blessed so many people with her faith and kindness.
Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.May 27, 2020
My memories of Aunt Sandra were always positive ones, always said hello with a great big smile. Offered heartfelt advice but never ever judged me. Always asked how others are doing with very little focus on herself. Aunt Sandra did an amazing job looking after the whole Clan when we were all much younger I’m forever grateful for that.
Will be sadly missed by all.
Much love from,
Charles , Susan , Jonathan & Marc xxxxMay 27, 2020