Sandra O'Neil

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Unsung Heroes

Revealing the Remarkable in Seemingly Ordinary People

Sandra O'Neil

Sandra and her husband Howard are known for their years of tireless contribution to the Narrogin community. Described as the most hard-working, salt of the earth people you could ever meet, both of them, since their young family's earliest years, have been supporting the clubs and organisations that interested their four children.

With their son a State cyclist needing to be transported to Perth from Narrogin once or twice a week and two daughters who were heavily involved with ballroom dancing and regularly competing, Sandra and Howard ensured, with the dedication that that level of commitment requires, that their children were given every opportunity to excel in the activities they loved.
Later, when their youngest daughter, like her father, having a love of horses was involved with Pony Club, both her parents joined in to support the Club and for many years, Sandra cooked for events and worked tirelessly in the canteen while Howard was always there helping to pack up at the end of the day. .

Sandra will do anything to ensure everyone is happy. She is devoted to her family and although a more fragile soul than her gregarious husband, she is fiercely protective of anyone she considers her own and will do anything for them. Sandra has a cheeky side too and enjoys a good laugh; she is not afraid to speak her mind and quick to apologise if she has overstepped.

A friend speaks admiringly of Sandra as one of the strongest women she knows.


Unsung Heroes
Revealing the remarkable in seemly ordinary people


Portrait painted by Graham Smith 2020.
Text compiled by Jan Smith from notes provided with the nomination in 2020.

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