Colman – Sandra Christine Victoria (née Laing)
(Formerly of Ferntree Gully).
Passed away peacefully at Cooinda Village Benalla,
Aged 78 Years.
Dearly beloved Wife of Brian (married 59 years).
Very much loved and adored by her three daughters, Natalie, Julia, Vanessa and their partners and families – including her 10 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
“A beautiful lady, truly loved by her family and friends here in Australia, NZ and the UK.”
Rest in peace my beautiful Auntie Sandra.. Due to. the the miles between us we had only a few but so very special times over the years.November 27, 2021
Derrick, Mavis and Martin, so sadly not with us , would have joined me in sending all our love to Brian Natalie Julia Vanessa and all their families today and always.
Paul and Gregory send their love across the Seas too.
I will be there in spirit
Dear SandraNovember 27, 2021
At the age of 17 you left the UK and travelled into the unknown – New Plymouth, New Zealand, to be with the love of your life, Brian. You stayed with us in New Plymouth and got married from our home, purchased your new home and then along came your three beautiful daughters.
Many years have passed sine we were together but what we shared was something special and that loving and close friendship was always there. Sadly, because of Covid, myself and two sons cannot be with you all today but we will be with you in spirit.
Brian – what the two of you shared was truly something special. Losing one you love is so hard and so we are praying hard for you and the girls – for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now.
Judi, Peter and Paul.
I tried to watch Aunty Sandra’s service on live stream but my Aussie iPad isn’t the latest one, so far no success.November 27, 2021
However, I stumbled across this tribute page. My wonderful mother Judi Goldsworthy befriended The Colman family, as she did also for many other families who had immigrated to NZ. My mother generous of heart welcomed The Colman family, and I and my twin brother had the great fortune of having ‘uncles, aunts, & cousins’ from other countries including The UK, like the Colmans, Turkey, and The Netherlands. So, I & my twin bro drew up with Aunty Sandra as our aunt. So, it is thatvAubtyvSandra was a big part of my childhood, and naturally to lose someone as special as Aunty Sandra is a sadness. It’s those memories that come back to us, when we lose someone close to us. And there are many. They were fun times, and The Coleman family were such wonderful company. They filled my family’s lives with fun & laughter brought all the way from The UK to New Zealand. So, farewell Aunty Sandra! You will be missed, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all those good times and the happiness you brought into my life. Love, Paul Goldsworthy xxx
Dear Brian and family I am soo sorry could not come to say farewell to Dear Sandra who I and my brother Eloy knew for so many years we had lovely times together in our home with food and card games what was to be honest not Sandra s best performance we had lot of laughs and enjoyed each other compagnyNovember 27, 2021
Brian Special for you
We all know that you loved Sandra dearly you will miss her sooo much but try to enjoy your new surrounding and the family
Please take care and hope to see you soon or in Olinda or in Benella
Love from Wini and a lick from Othello