Sue was a much-loved inspiration to her family, friends and community and is remembered for her love, involvement and outstanding dedication to the Whorouly Community.
Sue was one of a kind. She was often referred to as ‘our true Whorouly treasure’ having a positive influence on everyone she came in contact with. Sue’s many qualities included her friendly nature, honesty, attention to detail, organisational skills, integrity, selflessness, reliability, generosity, trustworthiness, empathy… the list goes on.
Over her 35-year involvement with local community groups, Sue held many executive roles with groups such as the Whorouly Library Hall, the Whorouly Memorial Park Committee, the Whorouly Pre School Committee, Whorouly Primary School and St Patrick’s Catholic Church and was always involved in her children’s sporting clubs. It was this tremendous community spirit and dedication that Sue’s many community contributions were recognised by her receiving the Rural City of Wangaratta Citizen of the Year Award 2017.
Sadly, Sue passed away aged 60, after a long and courageous battle with cancer on 18 January 2017, just prior to the Australia Day Award ceremony and also the ceremony held at Marmungun Rock during National Reconciliation Week. Fortunately, she was made aware of both of these events, and in true Sue style had prepared a wonderful speech for her family to convey on her behalf. She was also able to choose her own special place on the rock for her handprint to be carved. Sue was so extremely honoured that her handprint was the first to be set in stone on the Marmungun Rock.
A special place at home in Sue’s garden displays the words of the three most important things in her life … Family Faith Friends