Re­mem­ber­ing a great women and friend

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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