Susan "Sue" Elizabeth SHERWOOD

Passed away peacefully on 28 September, 2020.

Loving wife of John and wonderful mother to Karen and Jen.

Adoring Gran of Jacob, Darcy, Adelinde and Paige.

Sincere thanks to staff at South West Healthcare for their care and compassion during Sue’s long battle.

Goodnight Beautiful

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

The Service recording will be available from 2.00p.m. on TUESDAY (October 6) it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section

Funeral Notice



  1. Rest in Peace Sue and travel on. So sad and far too soon. Our thoughts are with you John.
    Ron and Jean

    Ron Quick October 12, 2020
  2. Our sincere sympathy to John,Karen and Jen on this very sad occasion. I worked closely with Sue at Emmanuel and she was a joy to work with. Her dedication and enthusiasm to whatever she took on was inspirational. It was great to see her enjoying her bridge and I am sure she will will be sadly missed by all her bridge club friends for her tremendous input and her sense of humour.
    My she Rest In Peace dear lady.
    Dot and Geoff Read

    Dot Nd Geoff Read October 7, 2020
  3. Peter and I watched the service for Sue today and thought how appropriate it was for her. Simple and dignified it showed the esteem she was held in. Sue’s death shocked us and she will be greatly missed.
    She was always willing to do things around the Bridge Club and was admired by old and new players. Be comforted John by the love you shared.
    Christine & Peter Webb

    Christine Webb October 6, 2020
  4. Uncle John, a beautiful service under trying times mate. Love to you and the girls (& families).
    It’s incredible how life works in funny ways and I reckon Aunty Sue would be loving this story as will your friends.
    After hearing of her love of the horses and her penchant for selections I looked up the next Victorian race after the service had finished. In the next race there was a horse called ‘swizzle sticks ‘ and it reminded me of a board game or puzzle from when I was a kid. It was paying 25/1 so I thought I’d put a bet on whilst thinking of Aunty Sue’s tribute… you know the story of course – it duly saluted.
    Hopefully this put a small smile on your faces and RIP dear Aunty Sue.

    Micah Bishop October 6, 2020
  5. Dearest John, Jen and Karen, And all the families, we were apart but together in heart and spirit as we watched the beautiful service to celebrate all that Sue was and meant to everyone. The words were incredibly perfect for all the depth of feeling felt. We loved her so much and the hole she has left in our hearts will be felt forever. We send our warmest hug to you all and love the beautiful salute to dear Sue
    Love always Lynn, Bob and Née, we were together here.

    Lynn Bishop October 6, 2020
  6. To John, Jen and Karen. Our deepest sympathy. Sue was a lovely person to know and we will all miss her dearly. Our thoughts are with you.

    Rob and Anne Wallis October 6, 2020
  7. Dearest Uncle John, Karen and Jen,
    What a lovely service to reflect on such a wonderful woman under very sad circumstances.
    We really feel for you, the girls and their families as you struggle through this terribly difficult time.
    Wish we could be there to give you a great big cuddle right now but know our deepest love and thoughts are with you all.
    We hope that as time goes by you receive some comfort knowing the depth of love Sue had for you all, that can never change.
    All our love – Micah, Nadine, Chloe, Addison, Abbey and Olivia xxx

    Nadine Bishop October 6, 2020
  8. Dear Aunty Sue, good bye and rest peacefully. We have such wonderful memories of Aunty Sue – such a kind, strong, witty and intelligent woman. You will be sadly missed by all who love you.

    Sending all our love across seas and borders at this saddest of times to our Uncle John, cousins Karen and Jen and the families. Wish we could be there to hug you all.

    Adam, Leisa, Will, Kate and Ruby Bishop October 6, 2020
  9. As we watch from afar today, John, Karen and Jen, know that we love you and are so saddened by the loss of such a wonderful friend, who we laughed with and loved.

    Loreto Cannon and Richard Hollowed October 6, 2020
  10. The sun is shining and the birds are singing and I’m so thankful to have meet and worked with such an amazing person. Sue was one of the warmest and caring people I have had the pleasure of knowing and her memory will live on in my heart for many years to come. My deepest condolences to John and family, with much love Fiona and Michael.

    Fiona Stephens October 6, 2020
  11. Farewell our Aunty Sue.

    What a beautiful, strong, intelligent and fun woman.

    John, Karen, Jen and families, we’re so sorry we’re unable to be with you in person to celebrate Sue’s life and hold you in your grief. But please know we are with you wholeheartedly.

    You guys were her everything.

    We will all miss her so much.

    All our love.

    Sarah, Luke, Max, Archie & Mia October 6, 2020
  12. Dear John, Karen, Jen and family our deepest sympathies. Sue was truly a good friend and we have fond memories from our times at the Sharks from the 80’s, 3 Way FM and more recently the bridge club. At our many dinner parties Sue was often appalled by John’s incompetence as a host (as we all were) but there was always plenty to laugh about. She will be sadly missed by the many people she has touched over her life.
    Sue and Ian Coulson

    Sue and Ian Coulson October 6, 2020
  13. Dear John, Jen, Karen and families,
    Sincere sympathy to you all at this very sad time. A loving, generous lady who loved life taken way too soon.
    Anne Marantelli

    Anne Marantelli October 6, 2020
  14. Sue’s “in-law” family in England have fond memories of her from Karen and Nick’s wedding in Italy, Sue and John’s trips to the UK, including one Christmas, and her welcome to Warrnambool. We are grateful for her love for their son and brother, Nick, and we also remember her wonderful patchworks! We send our deepest sympathy to John, Karen and Jen and their families.

    Sue and Graham Andrews and the Beecroft family October 6, 2020
  15. John and family, my deepest sympathies for your great loss. May you hold her love in your hearts always.
    Alecia Bellgrove

    Alecia Bellgrove October 5, 2020
  16. Sue was at the forefront of St. Ann’s/Emmanuel Colleges, as a transition from a part-time French teacher to a leader in the innovative era of technology. Her 24 years of service are still truly leaving their mark.

    John Beks October 5, 2020
  17. John and Karen, Jen and families
    Your wife and mother was a good friend of mine in 1966 and 1967. We were the only 2 students of Latin at St Ursula’s Kingsgrove, Sydney Our teacher, a nun, was the principal. We made a pact that if one of us was going to be absent, she would ring to let the other know. We really supported each other .
    I am sorry for your loss of Sue. Our Higher School Certifcate class of 1967 meet 4 times a year for lunch so that group of women share my shock
    I will pray for her and for you all. Sincere sympathy, Kerrie Forwood(nee Carr)

    kerrie forwood October 5, 2020
  18. Our deepest sympathy to John and family on the passing of Sue.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA October 3, 2020
  19. I am shocked and saddened by the death of Sue. It was through Emmanuel College I had the pleasure of meeting her. She conducted a workshop for parents to acquire basic computer skills. I availed the opportunity given by the generosity of Sue the educator and community person. My deepest sympathy to John and Family with your huge loss.

    Fr. Lawrence O’Toole

    Lawrie O'Toole October 3, 2020
  20. Dear John, Karen, Jen and families. Our hearts are with you, remembering Sue fondly as an intelligent, generous and supportive colleague and caring, sincere, fun-loving friend.

    Tracy and Stephen Edge October 3, 2020
  21. Sue was a conscientious student at St Ursula’s College, Kingsgrove in the first HSC class of 1967.
    Her fellow classmates, including Annette, Lesley, Anne, Kerrie, Philomena, Colleen, Monica, Stephanie, Helen, Marie and Jillian remember the fun times we had with her and her close friend, Jenny Smith. (R.I.P).
    We are saddened to hear of her passing and send our deepest sympathy to her family.
    Anne Clegg

    Anne Clegg October 3, 2020
  22. Taken far too soon. A special lady who I will remember fondly working with at Emmanuel College. Prayers and sympathy to John, Karen, Jen and family.

    Margaret & Mark Moloney October 1, 2020
  23. John, Karen, Jen and families – I’m thinking of you all in this terribly sad time. I have only happy memories of my lovely Auntie Sue. I remember particularly her intelligence, humour and kindness. I remember visiting you in Warrnambool in 1982 like it was yesterday, and many Christmases and family gatherings since. Through it all, I see Sue laughing and smiling and telling it like it is. She was proud of you and all your achievements, and had a lot to be proud of herself. Holding you all in my heart, Steve.

    Steven Reynolds October 1, 2020
  24. John, Karen, Jen & families, I have many great memories of Sue, both at work and outside work. She was a lovely, kind and generous person, who always had time for a chat and a laugh. Sue will be greatly missed by myself and many, many others.
    Lucille Regan

    Lucille Regan October 1, 2020
  25. Rest in peace, my beautiful sister.

    Pam Reynolds October 1, 2020
  26. John, Karen, Jen and their families, I have very fond memories of teaching with Sue at Emmanuel College. She was a vivid, caring lady, always willing to assist. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. May you be comforted by the lovely memories we have of Sue.
    Anne and Max Wines

    anne wines September 30, 2020
  27. My deepest sympathy John and family.
    What a shock, Sue was always a good friend to Noreen and myself while employed at Emmanuel.
    Noreen and Barry Stapleton

    Barry Stapleton September 30, 2020
  28. John and family, our dearest Sue is deeply missed. A wonderful woman, the life of a party, caring and devoted to her family and friends. She taught me French and made me laugh. An absolute joy if our world. With deepest sympathy,
    Lucienne Newton Tabrett and Paul McNeilly

    Lucienne Newton Tabrett September 30, 2020