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Sandra Mary Loveday (nee O’Neil)

August 7, 2023

Tragically taken from us on Monday 7th August 2023 , aged 60 years.  Beloved daughter of John and Barbara O’Neil (both deceased) and an adoring mother of Sean and Cameron. Sandra was a loving sister, aunty and godmother, her bright light touched so many.  Gone far too soon.

Messages to 85 Jollie Street, Hokitika 7810 or can be left on Sandra’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Sandra’s life will be held at the Kokatahi Community Hall, Kokatahi, on Thursday, August 17, commencing at 1.00pm.

Private cremation to follow.


  1. Phillipa and Mike Muir

    So sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. She was a lovely lady, a wonderful mum and very good at her job. Our thoughts are with her family.

  2. Jill Robinson

    Such a tragic loss, so very very sad.
    Our thoughts are with you Sean and Cameron.
    Always a cheerful smile and incredibly efficient back in the Elcock & Johnstone days.
    RIP Sandra 😘🙏

  3. Hellen Morris

    My deepest sympathy to everyone RIP Sandra ❤️

    • Sandra and Bryan Cudmore

      Deepest condolences to Sean Cameron and Family. Love and thoughts with you all at this very difficult time ahead..Sandra a beautiful Lady always smiling enjoying life to her fullest, Leaving a huge whole in Hokitika R.I.P Sandra fly high and shine over us all. 🌺🌸🌷🌹

    • Adrian Gardner

      RIP Sandra thinking of all of your family at this sad time

  4. Leanne DIEDRICHS

    Sending much ❤️ to her family x

    • Catherine Tibbles

      With sadness, sending condolences to all Sandra’s family for your loss. Fond memories of our days working together at Elcock & Johnston, RIP Sandra.

  5. Sandra Pfahlert

    So sorry to hear, A lovely lady, Rest in Peace

  6. Kearns Tracey

    Love and hugs to you all x

  7. Jacquie Grant ONZM

    So sad you will be remembered fondly

  8. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Very very sad. Condolences to her family RIP Sandra.

  9. Catherine Tibbles

    With sadness, sending condolences to all Sandra’s family for your loss. Fond memories of our days working together at Elcock & Johnston, RIP Sandra.


    RIP Sandra. Condolences to her family and all who knew her.

    • Wendy and Tegal Oats

      So saddened by Sandra’s tragic passing. Such a bright, beautiful person. She will be so missed by all who knew her.
      Our condolences to her boys, her sisters and their families.

  11. Colleen Gibb

    Tragic loss, sincere condolences to Sandras family

  12. Glenn Stewart

    Really nice person with a great smile. Taken far to soon. RIP Sandra

  13. Kay GodfreyAlvin &

    Such a sad, sad tragic loss of your loved mum Sean & Cameron – our thought and sympathy to you both and all Sandra ‘s family and friends.

  14. Nancy Woolhouse

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    • Ytai de Larratea Dent

      Sean and Cam sending you strength and love in this time of grief. Have some fond memories with you boys at your Mums place.

  15. Eileen McLeod

    Sincere condolences to Sandra’s family. 🌷

    • Karen McLeod (nee Broadbelt)

      So very sad to hear of Sandra’s passing. Deepest condolences to the family. Lots of memories of school days.

      • Rachael Roberts

        Always so bright and bubbly and full of enthusiasm.
        Sandra was so proud to be a Coaster.
        She will be sadly missed.

        R.I.P. 🧡

  16. Pauline Topham

    Lincoln and Pauline Topham and family send our sympathy to you all. We have such wonderful memories of the O,Neill family and times we shared especially at Alford Forest

  17. Beryl & Roger Agnew

    Our deepest sympathies to Sandra’s family on such a tragic loss. ❤️🌹. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  18. Matthew Fairmaid

    Our thoughts and condolences to all of Sandra’s family at this very sad occasion, RIP and fly high great girl.
    Rose and Matthew Fairmaid.

  19. Bob Beukenholdt

    My sincerest condolences to Sean, Cameron, Eileen, Colleen and all of Sandra’s family and friends.

  20. Liz and Kyle Scott

    Our condolences to Sandras Family

    She is a vibrant beautiful lady.

    I will always remember her we always had fun trying to tame her crown and glory

    Farewell Sandra as you move on to your next journey.

    Keep those stars shining bright.

  21. Tarn Murtha

    Condolences to Sandra’s boys and the rest of her family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

    • Lyn and Ken

      Shocked to hear of Sandra passing
      Our thoughts and sympathy to all the family
      Thinking of you

  22. Karen Polly Manson

    Sending blessings to Sandra’s boys and extended family from Manson family


    Deepest condolences to Sean and Cameron and her sister Sandra gone far to soon a great loss we have many wonderful memories and times with Sandra LOVE TO YOU ALL.

  24. Paul Townsend

    My thoughts are with Sandra’s family at this tragic time. A lovely lady with such a wonderful outlook on life. I was Sandra’s Mortgage Adviser in Christchurch. She was a joy to work with as one of my clients and I will miss her chats. Paul Townsend – Switch Home Loans.

  25. Joy Meyer

    Condolences to Sandra’s family. I used to babysit the 3 girls when they were younger. Flying high with the Angels now. Joy Meyer. (nee Broadbelt)

  26. Stuart Scott.

    Very sad to hear this tragic news.
    I met Sandra over a coffee last November.
    A beautiful person.
    Taken far to soon. Rest in peace.

    • Paula Ellis

      Our Condolences to Eileen, Colleen and Loveday family. Sandra was a lovely lady, may she rest in peace. Thinking of you all.
      Paula & Craig Ellis💐🌹xx

  27. Gayle Taylor

    Deepest condolences to Sandra’s family. It’s such a shock as I was talking with her on Friday before – she will always be remembered as a beautiful woman inside and out, Such a tragic loss – taken in a blink of an eye and far too soon.

  28. Anthea & Rex

    So sad and tragic. Our sympathy to Loveday and O’Neil families, work colleagues and friends.

  29. Jane Elley

    My deepest condolences to Sean, Cameron, and Sandra’s family at this very sad time. Sandra’s beautiful ray of smiling sunshine will be so missed and my heart goes out to everyone and those of us who shared so many fun times throughout our Mary Kay days.

  30. Sue Cousins

    Our deepest condolences to Sean, Cameron and all of Sandra’s family and friends. We had the honour of working alongside Sandra for the last two years and she will be very much missed as a loyal colleague and friend. Sandra was kind, thoughtful and funny, we will miss her colour and vibrancy in the office – she made each day brighter. The team at Canterbury Legal.

  31. Angela Ingrosso

    I will treasure the friendship we had for my lifetime. You crazy girl, boy we had some fun. We were so alike. Sending love to everyone who knew and loved her.

  32. Kathy Simmons

    May you fly high with the angels !
    So shattered you have left us far too soon. My Aroha and prayers go out to her boys who she was so proud of and to the extended whanau.
    Miss your smile and humour. May you Rest in Love.

    • Karen & Frank Bradley

      Our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time.

  33. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Our thoughts are with all the family, Sincere sympathy .

  34. Neil

    RIP young Sandra You were a lovely person with a great personality will miss your smile Far to young

  35. Ann Bradley

    Rest In Peace my lovely friend. I’ll miss our heartfelt chats and our wonderings about the future.
    My sincere condolences to all of Sandra’s family.

  36. Wendy Harman (Evans)

    Sincere condolences to Sandra’s family. Such a sudden loss!

  37. Abbey & steve

    Absolute tragedy.
    Condolences to her sons whom she talked of so often, especially young memories in her garden.
    Beautiful and immaculate lady that doted on our daughter.
    Very surreal and will be missed xx

  38. June & Mark

    Will miss our vibrant friend Sandra and will remember the fun times together we shared including
    (ice cream and apple pie)

  39. Jil Buxton and Julie Beadle

    Dearest Sandra, our last girls night dinner together was barely a week before you were so tragically released to the stars. We talked about your trip to Australia, your surprise new love in Tasmania and your fierce pride and intense love for Sean and Cameron. I loved having you as a tenant in Christchurch. Your laughter, intelligence and humanity will stay with your friends forever. Our deepest deepest condolences to Sean and Cameron and all those who treasured Sandra, Her friendship was a gift taken too soon

  40. Keith & Lorraine Bradley

    Please except our deepest Sympathy RIP Sandra


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