Remembering a great women and friend
THE emotion and memories are still fresh in the minds of the Tarda family as it has been 12-months since the passing of a beautiful daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunty and cousin.
Sandra Anne Brennan was 53 years old when she lost her battle with cancer, and we pay tribute to her amazing life.
She was born to Sandy and Loretta Tarda, she started her education at St Joseph’s Convent Childers and continued on to Isis High.
Sandra in all her grace, elegance and charm won herself seven sashes including the Rugby Football Queen.
She moved to Bundaberg to work in the Water Resources Office, where she met Gerard Brennan, an engineer in the construction of the Irrigation Scheme.
They fell in love and married in 1990, Gerard was transferred to Crows Nest, his home town, were they built a lovely grand home and started a family.
The couple soon welcomed the safe arrival of twin boys, Matthew and Benjamin born in 1995, followed by Timothy and Joshua.
Sandra’s tireless effort in her community in Crows Nest Parish, then in Highfields, and the Toowoomba Catholic Education Administration won her many hearts.
Her push for a Catholic private school in Highfields became a reality, with the further addition of the high school.
This would become her greatest legacy, the education of children. The school is named St Mary McKillop.
Celebrating her life, a thanksgiving Mass was officiated by six priests.
She is sadly missed by sisters Roslyn and Patrice, brother Damien and their families.
Sandra will always be in the heart of her parents.
IN LOVING MEMORY: Sandra and Gerard Brennan.