Susan Oates

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Cathy Manners
Cathy Manners
1 year ago

I’ll cheat and publish the email I sent yesterday with some photos from the play Sue and I were involved in at Kingswood College in Year 11.

Dear Jean & Geoff

Sue appeared to have come to terms with the reality of her cancer

(medical training gives perspective) and she still looked amazingly robust (in the photos)

we spoke on Facebook occasionally but not face to face for ages.

I knew from what she and mum told me how things were going but it”s hard

to imagine a world without her in it.

I found a couple of photos from Kingswood days that you may not have (no

idea who took them), it has Barb’s husband in it too.

It’s a little piece of her, Christopher might appreciate,

I plan to attend the internet service and mum said she’ll send me the link.

Thanks to COVID I can go to the funeral virtually from Perth

Sue was a fabulous person, universally liked who didn’t deserve to die

on the cusp of her 50th birthday.

Christopher didn’t deserve to lose his mum so young and none of you

wanted to lose a daughter, sister, friend …

We were blessed to have her in our lives for the time we did

There’s really nothing else I can say, I’ll see/connect with you at the funeral.

Love

Cathy Manners
XXX OOO

This app doesn’t accept photos so for those interested in seeing them I sent copies to Jean or you can contact me directly and I’ll email them to you.

They show the cast of our school performance that Sue and I played leading roles as Pirates of Penzance the daughters of the Major General,

Coincidentally Barb married the boy who played the Police Chief in the same production 🙂

Cathy Manners
Cathy Manners
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Manners

Sorry my math doesn’t work so well when I’m sobbing, I’ve been 37 for over 20 years and Sue looked like she could utilize the same motto: ‘Find an age that’s credible and stick to it’, she was technically a little past the cusp of her 50th birthday.

Yesterday and Sue’s passing reminded me that I must always tell people that matter to me that they do, not much use realizing that when someone is gone (to them anyway).

She flitted past me on Facebook and although she had told be about her cancer because she was always there hovering on the RHS of my screen my brain assumed she would always be there then she wasn’t. I’m sorry Sue, I assumed you knew how I felt please forgive me from heaven 🙂

Lee Miskle
Lee Miskle
1 year ago

You gave a little piece of yourself to everyone Sue. I will cherish what you gave me and what you taught me forever. We’ll meet again someday. ❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹

Jane Smith
Jane Smith
1 year ago

You will be so missed Sue. I loved our chats at work & at the gym. You were an inspiration to us all with your determination, strength, kindness & care for all. Until we meet again, love & condolences to your beautiful family ❤️💐

Carole Taylor
Carole Taylor
1 year ago

Sue you were such an inspiration. You showed such crouage and you always looked on the positive side of life. I will miss you my friend. Rest in peace xxxx

Alley
Alley
1 year ago

Sue, what a pleasure it was to work with you, chat with you at school and coffee shops and sadly meet up with our kids at canteen events. You have shown me resilience, love, compassion, care and strength and I am forever blessed to have shared a part of your life. You have left a footprint on my heart that can never be erased, rest easy my friend, you’ve earned your angel wings xxxxx

Chandi jayathilake
Chandi jayathilake
1 year ago

Beautiful woman , gone too soon, still remember her beautiful smile, my thoughts and prayers to family and friends, RipSusan♥️

Marilyn Georgiadis
Marilyn Georgiadis
1 year ago

I will miss you my friend. Thankyou for all you did and said. Fly high and rest easy now. I know you heard me when l said goodbye at the hospital…. l know you heard me….. love you x

Margaret Pickering
Margaret Pickering
1 year ago

Sue was a beautiful woman. So passionate caring and considerate. Will miss you Sue Forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace beautiful lady. Margaret

Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin
1 year ago

To a beautiful, strong, loving and caring friend, who was also very independent and determined to do things herself. Thankyou for allowing me to help you when you needed it. I will always cherish our friendship and remember your beautiful smile. Spread your wings and fly like the Angel you are ❤❤❤❤

Dr Yousif Shamoun
Dr Yousif Shamoun
1 year ago

I learned of the death of Susan Oates through her sister Barbara Lacey. Although her death was expected please know that you are not alone at this time.
I’m deeply saddened and would like to express my sorrow and condolences to her family. Susan was a courageous young woman who never faltered in her determination to fight her illness. I admired the way she thoroughly researched all available treatment options, asked direct and open questions, and remained optimistic. I still remember her beautiful smile, my thoughts and prayers to family and friends, RIP Susan.

Jenn
Jenn
1 year ago

We miss you so much sue, I still can’t believe you are gone. You were such a strong beautiful lady and we were so lucky to have you as our neighbor and friend.

Pam hegarty
Pam hegarty
1 year ago

No words. Miss you Sue, daily Love to family.

Anne Coughlan
Anne Coughlan
1 year ago

Sue was such a beautiful person with a caring soul. Thoughts are with Christopher and Sue’s family.

Mel
Mel
1 year ago

Sue, you were truly someone very special and you will be deeply missed. Much love to Christopher and family.

Chris Harris
Chris Harris
1 year ago

Sue, you have a beauty and strength of character like no other. I learned so much from you about life and how to focus on the good and present moment. I will miss you so much.

Chris Stephens
Chris Stephens
1 year ago

Sue, you were truly an inspiration to all. I will miss your big smile, your amazing positivity, and your treasured friendship.
My deepest condolences to your beloved son Christopher, and to all your family and friends.
Rest peacefully now, Angel xxx

sarah woodcock
sarah woodcock
1 year ago

Will miss our little 4 week catchups… putting the world to rights and sharing our stories- much love to Christopher xxx

mary Waterfall
mary Waterfall
1 year ago

You will be greatly missed your lovely smile lit up the room

Michelle Dawson
Michelle Dawson
1 year ago

The sun is shining as you did, many hearts are broken, you will always be within.xx

Simone Matheson
Simone Matheson
1 year ago

Beautiful Sue, you really were one in a million.🥰💕 I will miss your dry, super sharp wit and everlasting smile. I will never forget ending up in the same Radiology waiting room with you on the day you received the devastating news that sadly brings us here today. You knew. Even while we waited for them to tell you, you knew. You said to me, “Oh Sim, this is bad” 😢 We laughed and cried like a couple of old crazies and laughed even harder when people frowned at us. I am grateful that I was there to hug you and that crappy old blanket tight.🥰💕 Big love to your beautiful family, especially to Christopher, the son who filled your heart. RIP lovely. 🥰💕

Kelly Staniforth
Kelly Staniforth
1 year ago

Sue you were and will always be such a beautiful soul. Thanks for all your advice, love and support. My deepest sympathies to Christopher and your family

Jan Armstrong
Jan Armstrong
1 year ago

You are one amazing woman, Sue. Missing your smiling face, our lunch dates and the laughs we had. Your strength and determination was incredible. Thank you for your unwavering support of me. Until we meet again in the next life your light will shine on all of us. Rest easy my beautiful friend. Sending love to Christopher and the family.

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Kerry Donohue
Kerry Donohue
1 year ago

You were always there with the most beautiful smile and so much energy, you were an inspiration to us all. I will miss our chats at work, you always had great advice and had the ability to bring calm to any situation. Love and condolences to your family ❤

Marion Ward
Marion Ward
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Eli Collcutt
Eli Collcutt
1 year ago

Sue, I just loved your strength and determination you are my inspiration. You will always be forever in my heart. Christopher has your strength, he will be ok. Much love xxx

Samantha Elliott
Samantha Elliott
1 year ago

You are going to be so missed by many Sue, so many broken hearts right now. You were an inspiration & such a loving selfless person. Rest In Peace my friend. Much love to your family XxxxX

Kirsty Graham
Kirsty Graham
1 year ago

Sue you were such an inspiration – an amazing friend and just so happy and positive all the time. It has truly been a blessing to have had you in my life and I will cherish every memory. Love Kirsty xxxx

Kim Shaw
Kim Shaw
1 year ago

Sue, we were first time mums together, and or babies, now 17, were able to play and socialise together through our mums group, playgroup, toy library and then kinder. I remember you saying you felt old being a first time mum at your age, but it certainly didn’t show. You were always happy being a mum and it seemed to come so easy and natural to you. Love to Christopher.

Rachel Rosler
Rachel Rosler
1 year ago

Sue. I will always remember you as one of the most authentic, caring, and incredibly smiley women I will ever have the pleasure to meet. Missed. Rachel

Melissa Henson
Melissa Henson
1 year ago

Sue, you were an inspiration to all that crossed your path. You fought one hell of a fight. Until we meet again.

Melinda Sullivan
Melinda Sullivan
1 year ago

Dear Christopher and family you’re in our thoughts today and always. Sue was loved by so many for her warm smile that greeted everyone she met. Sue was one of the most beautiful souls to grace this earth, never a bad word about anyone always giving and encouraging and fought the bravest of battles. She never complained about her illness and always fought to stay with us as long as her body would allow. I know she will always be by your side Christoper as you grow into a wonderful young man. Much love Melinda and Toby Sullivan. X

Daniel Fabien
Daniel Fabien
1 year ago

Making a difference isn’t always about what you find different, sometimes it’s just the difference someone else needed..
Daniel Fabien 22/09/16 

Sue, you were the difference in many people lives, mine included. Thank you for being you – we will miss you and everything you offered this world xx

Kenneth Evans
Kenneth Evans
1 year ago

Our thoughts are with you. Love

Rebecca Cetrola
Rebecca Cetrola
1 year ago

The St Francis Xavier College community extends their condolences to Christopher. We keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Kiss
Barbara Kiss
1 year ago

RIP beautiful Susan💝💋

Ros Roberts
Ros Roberts
1 year ago

Such a kind and gracious smiling person a joy to have known will be missed very much

Mark Dossetor
Mark Dossetor
1 year ago

She always brought light into the room – truly an inspiration

Sarah Mayson
Sarah Mayson
1 year ago

It was an honour to have known and worked with you. Love to your family.

Sandra McGuire
Sandra McGuire
1 year ago

Sue, we miss you so much, you will be forever in our hearts. Love to Christopher, Barb, Pete and all the family, Sandra ❤️❤️❤️

Suzanne Johnson
Suzanne Johnson
1 year ago

Sue, I will miss that beautiful smile, that so many have commented on and our chats we had when we “bumped” into each other. Deepest sympathy to Christopher and family.

Mardi Deason
Mardi Deason
1 year ago

Sue, your smile was beautiful as you are always. We will miss you. Rest In Peace beautiful lady. 💕🌷🦋

Anne & Simon MacDonald
Anne & Simon MacDonald
1 year ago

Sending love and prayers to All Sue’s Family and Close friends. Love Anne, Simon, Andy and Fi xoxox

JINKY LINERO
JINKY LINERO
1 year ago

We will miss you beautiful lady. You were nothing but such and amazing friend, work colleague and a mother to your beloved Christopher. Spread your wings, fly high and watch over us. I will never forget your beautiful smile, generosity and pure kindness. We love you xxx

Kelly Rogerson
Kelly Rogerson
1 year ago

Dear Christopher
be so proud of your amazing Mum, she shone a light on us all and made such a difference in the world, you are her legacy and gift to the world, know that we are all looking out for you if you need anything, live life and laugh often, you are loved

Adrian Raison
Adrian Raison
1 year ago

You will be greatly missed. No more pain. God Bless

Kathryn Jansen
Kathryn Jansen
1 year ago

loved by so many, never forgotten.

Alison
Alison
1 year ago

Wow. I am sure that Sue would be very proud of both Barb and Christopher today. Well done on such heartfelt words.

Louis Jean-Pierre
Louis Jean-Pierre
1 year ago

Sue you were a real inspiration to each one of us. We will miss the good times we had at breakfast as a group all the laughter and the jokes we had. Rest in peace my friend.

Joanna Zalewska
Joanna Zalewska
1 year ago

Rest in Peace Sue. Love Tower 2 Nursing staff Casey hospital

Pam cowley
Pam cowley
1 year ago

Wonderful farewell my prayers and blessings for all the family and friends who will miss sue greatly