MITCHELL – Sandra (née Carpenter)

Born on December 27, 1942. Passed away May 21, 2020.

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
- A Service to celebrate the life of

Mrs. Sandra Mitchell will be

live streamed from St. Kieran’s Catholic Church

on  Thursday (28th May 2020)

commencing at 11am.

To view the live stream, click here
  1. 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.
    All our love and prayers,
    Sandra, Glenn, Elijah, Niamh, Jude & Saoirse
    (Dunedin, NZ)

    Sandra & Glenn Booth May 22, 2020
  2. A much loved sister in law, kind, loving and with a great sense of humour.
    Sadly missed

    Bill & Lynn May 22, 2020
  3. 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.

    Big love,

    Nephew Michael & Nelly and on behalf of Aunt Heather, Charlie, & Nephew David

    Michael Keavney May 22, 2020
  4. Sending love to you all from the Mactaggart Clan 💕

    Laura May 22, 2020
  5. My very special Auntie Sandra,
    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

    Trish and Paul Hiskin May 22, 2020
  6. 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 ❤️🧡💛

    Geraldine Hermens May 22, 2020
  7. 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.

    Ross Beamsley May 23, 2020
  8. 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.
    My deepest sympathy to Mitch, family, and all Sandra’s loved ones.
    Debbie Carrodus.

    Debbie Carrodus May 23, 2020
  9. 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.

    Ray and Shirley Bond. May 23, 2020
  10. 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.💜

    Shirley and Bondie May 23, 2020
  11. 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 LeGassick

    Maureen LeGassick May 23, 2020
  12. 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 family

    Gagan May 24, 2020
  13. 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 xxx

    William and Therese Stevenson May 24, 2020
  14. 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.

    Catherine & David Lang May 24, 2020
  15. 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.
    Kim Bennett

    Kim Bennett May 24, 2020
  16. 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.

    Carly, john, lucas and ava xxx May 24, 2020
  17. 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 Kirsty

    Darren and Kirsty May 24, 2020
  18. 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 xxxx

    Gillian , Brendon,Isabel and Juliet O'CONNOR May 24, 2020
  19. 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.
    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

    Kerryn Carpenter May 24, 2020
  20. 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 xxxxx

    Michaela cole May 25, 2020
  21. To Mitch and Families,
    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Hold your memories close to your hearts.
    Love Rod & Lyn McAlister

    Lyn McAlister May 25, 2020
  22. 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.
    Love you endlessly,
    Rest easy
    Jessie-Belle, Tim and Finny xxx

    Jessie May 25, 2020
  23. Fond memories of a special Aunt. Rest in peace lovely lady-
    Thinking of all the Carpenter and Mitchell Clan at this very sad time. Take care with love from Carol, Graeme, Robert and Thomas Wilson

    carol wilson May 25, 2020
  24. 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.
    God bless.

    Mike, Vicki, Vanessa and Courtney Carpenter May 25, 2020
  25. Our condolences to Mitch & family on the passing of Sandra. The Springer Family.

    Gwenda Springer May 25, 2020
  26. 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.
    To Mitch and families, our thoughts are with you all.

    Rodney Springer, Grace Xia, Stephanie & Nicholas (Guangzhou, China) May 25, 2020
  27. 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.
    Rest easy xx

    Joel Mitchell May 25, 2020
  28. 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 x

    Rhiannon Mitchell May 25, 2020
  29. 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 xx

    Alexandra May 25, 2020
  30. 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 .
    A memory is a Keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart. I will miss you my darling Friend.

    Phyllis Sevcik May 25, 2020
  31. 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 & Niamh

    Madeleine May 25, 2020
  32. 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.
    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.

    Fiona, Andy, Madeline & Alice Horne May 26, 2020
  33. 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 Eesa
    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

    Mairi Summers May 26, 2020
  34. 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.
    Phil and Dot, Paul, Megan and Andrew

    Philip and Dorothy Tocknell May 26, 2020
  35. 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 xx

    Emily May 26, 2020
  36. 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 x

    Rhonda Delahunty May 26, 2020
  37. 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.

    Luke Summers

    Luke Summers May 26, 2020
  38. Sandra, no more pain or suffering. Have missed our “cuppas” in the Presbytery kitchen from time to time.
    Thoughts & Prayers with a Mitch & families..
    God Bless from
    MaryW & Matthew

    Mary Weir May 27, 2020
  39. 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.
    Cheryle and Dwayne Schwartz

    Cheryle Schwartz May 27, 2020
  40. 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. ❤️❤️

    Colette and James Mahoney May 27, 2020
  41. 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 life
    R.I.P Sandra
    Lots of love from Kerri, Dave, Courtney, Daniel and Evie, Tarlee, Rhys, Annie and Abbie, Zac and Halee.

    Kerri and Dave Whittaker May 27, 2020
  42. 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, Janine

    Janine mitchell May 27, 2020
  43. Grandma I will miss you so much always grabbing me to get a kiss and cuddle which I will miss love you McKinley xx

    McKinley Mitchell May 27, 2020
  44. 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.

    Leith and Denise Eastwell May 27, 2020
  45. 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 xxxx

    Charles Weir May 27, 2020
  46. We were so fortunate to have had you as part of our family. So many lovely memories that we have to treasure. A very loving & thoughtful sister-in law & our children’s much loved Aunty Sandra, you hold a special place in our hearts now and always and leave a very big hole. You fought so hard & for so long, a true inspiration & I’ll always remember having a wee cuppa & a laugh with you.
    Our hearts are breaking
    Till we meet again – All our love now & forever
    George, Julie, Jarrod, Erika, Emi, Ebby, Josh, Kyra, Miller & Nova xxxxxxxx

    Julie Whittaker May 28, 2020
  47. With Deepest Sympathy to the Carpenter and Mitchell Families, Thoughts are with you all at this time, I will cherish the memories I have of you my cousin Sandra when you were in Scotland and London, Till we meet again Rest Peacefully With The Angels, Your Cousin Gordon.

    Gordon Reid May 28, 2020
  48. Dear Grandma,
    Thank you for always being so loving and caring towards all your Grandkids, I’m going to miss seeing you at my football matches and when you would drop into our house for a catch-up.

    Rest In Peace Grandma xx

    William Cole May 28, 2020
  49. Sending loving thoughts to Mitch and the family as you say farewell and celebrate an amazing life that was Sandra’s. A lovely woman, strong and resilient. Lots of memories as a teenager in the Mitchell family home. May she be surrounded by as much purple heather as she wants. Love Ainsley, Ash & Bec, and Shaun xx

    Ainsley James May 28, 2020
  50. Beautiful Sandra.

    You were always so welcoming to us. Your home and heart was always open.
    Your beautiful, infectious smile showed how much you cared for others. Even in pain, you radiated joy.

    You will be missed by so many for years to come.
    Deepest sympathy to all your loving family.

    From Carmel, Michael, Shaun, Patrick and James Hutchinson.

    Carmel Hutchinson May 28, 2020
  51. Condolences to the family. Sandra was a strong, proud, and beautiful woman who cherished her family. The relationships that she nourtured reflected the morals, values and standards that she set out to adhere too . . . She will always be remembered with respect and graciousness. A truly lovely woman.

    Heidi Raedle

    Heidi Raedle May 28, 2020
  52. Mitch,Darren,Warren and all extended family. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Michele Munro May 28, 2020
  53. Farewell Sandra – Jeff & Lauren Gray

    Lauren Gray May 28, 2020
  54. Dear Mitch and family,
    Thinking of you all at this very sad time.,

    Kindest Regards
    Carol Szumlanski (Clark)

    Carol Szumlanski May 28, 2020
  55. Condolences to all of Sandra’s family. Our thoughts are with you
    The Aalbers Family

    Samantha Aalbers May 28, 2020
  56. Beautiful Sandra, may you rest in peace. Sending you all our love and condolences.
    Matt, Julie, Elise, Rohan & Caitlin Demczuk

    Julie Demczuk May 28, 2020
  57. I have enjoyed every minute we spent together with Mitch, Ross, Steve, and the whole gang. I spent many great Friday nights as a young man in the company of good people like you. It has been a privilege to be your friend.

    Jeff Anderson

    Jeff Anderson May 28, 2020
  58. Sandra, you are always in our hearts, because in there, you are still alive.

    Alan and Bobby, Daniel and Sharon Tatlow. May 28, 2020
  59. Dear Auntie Sandra. When I think of you I remember your warm, generous and loving nature and how a smile or laugh was never far away from your face. I enjoyed your visits to NZ and catching up with you in Australia. You welcomed me to stay even when I was arriving with three young children in tow…twice! You were so much fun to be with and I totally relate to your love of lying in bed to the late hours of the morning. I watched your funeral online today and wished I could be there. The hugs all round will have to wait. Goodbye for now from Mandy, Godfrey, Marcail, Angharad, Dominic, Ruaidhri and Benedict xxx

    Amanda Jane Brosnan May 28, 2020
  60. Dear Sandra, the Hayden family has lovely memories of your kindness and reading all of the beautiful posts confirms what a wonderful person you are to us all. You will be greatly missed, love Jenni Hayden

    Jenni Hayden May 28, 2020
  61. Auntie Sandra, Remembering the Whitelock/Carpenter school holidays. 9 kids packed around a heater first thing on a winter morning in Newborough or visiting the fish’n’chip shop, sending everyone in separately to order min chips as this worked out more. what about the card games. It all seems like yesterday but in actual fact its 35 years ago.
    You and mum have achieve so much in my eyes building strong foundations and core values. As a parent i look back and think WOW, the bloody Scots are superstars.
    I said to mum i will go to the next gathering with her in Moe, a little late i know. But as you always said don’t be daft its never too late.
    You brought a smile to everyone.
    Mark Whitelock

    Mark Whitelock May 28, 2020
  62. My beautiful mum, your strength is awe inspiring, your laughter infectious, love of a good party legendary and belief in all of us unshakable.
    There are so many things I wish to say but the words still fail me. I will always love and admire you and spending the last three weeks by your side, together with Mitch, and then Mairi was a privilege. Forever Mitch’s No. 1 princess & the Queen of Moe as dubbed by your granddaughter Rhiannon, you will never be forgotten.
    As each party ends we will look to you and say ‘okay, everyone has left, time to go to’, whilst having the last of our drinks.
    I won’t say rest now as I am sure you have met up with all who have gone before and are now leading them in revelry.
    Goodbye, farewell, auf wiedershen, adieu

    Joanna May 29, 2020
  63. My beautiful mum, your strength is awe inspiring, your laughter infectious, love of a good party legendary and belief in all of us unshakable.
    There are so many things I wish to say but the words still fail me. I will always love and admire you and spending the last three weeks by your side, together with Mitch, and then Mairi was a privilege. Forever Mitch’s No. 1 princess & the Queen of Moe as dubbed by your granddaughter Rhiannon, you will never be forgotten.
    As each party ends we will look to you and say ‘okay, everyone has left, time to go to’, whilst having the last of our drinks.
    I won’t say rest now as I am sure you have met up with all who have gone before and are now leading them in revelry.
    Goodbye, farewell, auf wiedershen, adieu
    Love always Haggis Muncher, your baby girl, Joanna Alexandra

    Joanna May 29, 2020