Susan Alma SICELY


On 24th December, 2023 at Warrnambool.

Loved wife of Norm Garner.

Devoted and loved mother of Nick and Dan.

Special friend of Claire and Jodie.

Adored granny of Isla.

Now At Peace

Aged 73 years


A Thanksgiving Service for the life of SUE will be held in the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (December 29) commencing at 2pm.

Private cremation

Funeral Notice

ServiceDecember 29, 2023 - 2:00 pm56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park


  1. Our deepest sympathy to you, Norm and your family.
    RIP Sue.
    Fiona & Pat Kavanagh

    Fiona Kavanagh January 6, 2024
  2. What a blessing it is to have known Sue! Such a special person. So sorry for your loss Norm, Dan, Nick and family. Sue always spoke of you so fondly.

    Fiona and Ian Pugh January 5, 2024
  3. Dearest Sue, your happy face and excitable nature was always appreciated as you would burst through the front door.
    Always kind, always genuine.
    We will miss you.
    Angie Paspaliaris and staff, Wilde Dental.

    Angie Paspaliaris January 3, 2024
  4. Our sincere condolences to Norm & family on the passing of Sue
    Fond memories of the family whilst they were at Dennington Milk Bar.
    Barnie Norm McCosker & family.

    Kathleen McCosker January 2, 2024
  5. To Norm, Nick & Dan

    So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. A beautiful lady at rest.

    Jenny, Daryl Squires & Family

    Jenny Squires December 30, 2023
  6. Dear Norm, Nick & Claire, Dan & Jodie and of course Little Isla.
    Heartfelt condolences
    It was a fitting send-off for dear Sue.
    Wonderful memories are now ours to keep.
    With love from
    Carol, Tony & Adam

    Tony Garner December 30, 2023
  7. To Norm & Family
    My sincere condolences on the passing of beautiful Sue. She was such a beautiful lady. Rest in Peace Sue.

    Lisa Brown
    Monaghans Pharmacy

    Lisa Brown December 29, 2023
  8. Dear Norman, Nick, and Dan

    My fondest memory of Sue was when I used to stay over to play at your house when we were all kids.
    Her kindness, amiability, and beautiful nature all truly contributed to making me feel like an adopted son while I was under your roof. I always felt safe, welcome, and taken care of. She was a special lady who always had a big smile on her face when she saw you and a genuine passion to know what was going on in your life. An unquestionably rare quality in a person. She will be missed.

    PS: Sorry, Nick and Dan, for mixing up your names! I was a scatter-brained zombie, 95% asleep on my feet, with 3 red bulls pumping through my veins. My body clock is normally snoozing at that time. I do know who is who, truly! Sue is looking down, laughing a hearty chuckle over it, of that I’m sure!

    Adam December 29, 2023
  9. Sue you have always been a Woman of strong convictions, an interesting and interested conversationalist, a true recycling pioneer and you will be remembered as we continue to gather as family (especially by the Christmas Night Crew). Love to Norm, “The Boys” and families. “The O’Briens”

    Marlene O'Brien December 29, 2023
  10. Dearest Sue, my birthday twin, April 15th won’t ever be the same.Our beautiful caring, thoughtful,kind treasured, courageous friend will never be forgotten. Memories are more preciou even touched as they are by sorrow. treasure them safely in your heart as they help you through tomorrow.
    Norm, Nick, Dan and families, my thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    May you be comforted by the many heartfelt thoughts of others, may you be strengthened by the many precious memories of your darling ‘Sue’.
    Time to rest dearest Sue.xx

    Kaye Johnstone December 29, 2023
  11. Sue
    A beautiful lady always remembered
    A beautiful service prepared and presented to honour her life
    Peter and Tracey

    Peter Garner December 29, 2023
  12. Sue Sicely. Deepest sympathy Norm and to your family on the passing of Sue. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Kindest regards Alan and Janet Sawyer.

    Janet Sawyer December 29, 2023
  13. Dear Norm,Nick,Daniel Claire and Jodie. A beautiful tribute today for Sue. Love always Glen and Dianne xx

    Dianne & Glen Thompson December 29, 2023
  14. Deepest sympathy Normie on the sad loss Of your wife Thinking of you Laraine and Graeme .l

    Laraine Pickett December 29, 2023
  15. To Norm, Nick and Claire, Dan and Jodie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May Sue rest in peace. Ken, Jean and families

    Ken Garner December 29, 2023
  16. Our deepest sympathy to Norm, Nick, Dan Claire, Jodie & little Isla.
    Our hearts are shattered and tears flow. Sue was such a beautiful lady, caring, loving, compassionate. Never a harsh word and always up for a chat.
    Sue you will live on in our hearts forever.
    Jenny & Hannah

    Jennifer Garner December 29, 2023
  17. To Norm, Nick & Dan
    Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your beautiful wife and mother. A lovely lady who will be sadly missed
    Rest in peace Sue

    Jenny Gary Elli & Molly Smith xx

    Jenny Smith December 29, 2023
  18. “And though she be but little, she is fierce”

    Fierce in her convictions
    Fierce in her zest for life
    Fierce in her loyalty
    Fierce in her adversity
    Fierce in her love for family

    Sue, you will be missed beyond measure. Thank you for being you, thank you for always being interested in my kids, especially our many discussions about “our boys”.

    Norm your love, care and dedication to Sue was exemplary. Our hearts break for you, Nick, Dan, Claire, Jodie, Isla and of course Arli.

    We are here for you always.

    All our love
    Tanya, David, Josh & Becky xo

    Tanya Suggett December 29, 2023
  19. To Dear Norm and family,

    Sue will be sadly missed by all of us. A truly loving, caring family member who was always interested and asking about our children and their families.

    No more pain and suffering, RIP.

    Sue, Norm and Ali will definitely love and care for each other.

    Margaret, Charlie and Families.

    Dowd Families December 29, 2023
  20. Deepest Sympathy Norm and Family on the sad loss of Sue

    Val Sheahan December 29, 2023
  21. Sue,

    I am so grateful that I got to call you my Mum. Your compassion and tolerance for others was beyond equal, and the way you always had time for the endless numbers of people you cared about was a shining light for me to follow (even if that time meant you were always late to things!!). So many of the amazing experiences we have had in life have been due to the sense of curiousity you fostered in us growing up, and I can’t imagine living life any other way.

    Jodie and I are so grateful for your support and love. Having you at our wedding is a memory we will cherish forever. We will miss your cheeky smile (usually after a solid dig at Dan!), your phonecalls and voicemails, doing the quiz, and watching you beat the pants off Norm at Scrabble. We are forever grateful for the love and laughter you shared with us and only wish we had the rest of lifes moments to share with you too. The fact we won’t hear your voice again breaks our hearts, but know that you are now at peace.

    All the love in the world – Dan and Jodie

    Dan and Jodie December 29, 2023
  22. Sincere condolences to Norm and family on the sad loss of Sue.
    I have great memories of our many happy years of playing squash at Timor Street. Always a laugh and joke enjoyed by all.

    Robert Cuzens December 29, 2023
  23. Sincere sympathy Norm,Nick,Dan and families. Fond memories. Rest in Peace now Sue.xo

    Carmel Finn December 29, 2023
  24. Mum/Granny/Sue,

    We will miss you so much, we know that you are peaceful now.

    Thank you for being you & for loving us.

    We are so proud to have made you a Grandmother, but are filled with grief that you won’t see Isla grow.

    Rest assured we will show her the world for you.

    We love you – Nick, Claire & Isla x

    Nick, Claire & Isla December 28, 2023
  25. A wonderful woman, ahead of her time in so many ways. Will cherish my fond memories of Sue.

    Deepest sympathy to Norm, Dan and Nic.

    All my love Evie

    Evelyn Mcgrath December 28, 2023
  26. Deepest sympathy to Norm,Nick,Dan and families.Fond memories, rest in peace now dear Sue. xo

    Carmel December 28, 2023
  27. The legacy Sue leaves behind will never fade. She was a wonderful person, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
    Loved and respected by all those who were privileged to know her.
    RIP Sue
    Always remembered
    Peter & Tracey

    Peter & Tracey December 28, 2023
  28. To our dear friend Normy Nick and Dan. Sending all our love and sympathy on the passing of beautiful Sue. Lots of special memories and conversations that we will hold onto.
    Love always Greg Belinda Jordan and Tayla Billington

    Belinda Billington December 28, 2023
  29. Dear Sue, the time has come to say goodbye, just doesn’t seem real to me.
    Our families have shared wonderful memories for 40 years as very close friends. A very kind neighbour. You showed tremendous courage with Norm right by your side.I really will miss you Sue, my laneway girl.
    Love Mark.

    Mark Lee December 28, 2023
  30. Deepest sympathy to the Garner and Sicely families. Fond memories of our boys’ school days together.
    Mulga & Jacqui

    Greg & Jacqui Malseed December 28, 2023
  31. Those we love are never more than a thought away… for as long as there’s memory they will live in our hearts to stay… Our memories will be our treasured keepsakes…
    Love and Prayers
    ‘Katie’ & ‘Chrisso’

    Christine Claire Garner December 28, 2023
  32. Loved and loving daughter-in-law of

    Noel and Mary Garner (both dec)

    Sister-in-law of

    Basil (dec) and Judy
    Little Mary (dec)
    Margaret and Charlie Dowd
    Ken and Jean
    Tony and Carol
    Gerard and Bev (dec)
    Trevor (dec)
    Bernie and Judy
    Peter and Tracey
    Leon & Noelene (both dec) and Jenny
    Christine & Kathleen

    True friend of all GAFs

    Bernie Garner December 28, 2023
  33. Such a funny, caring, and intelligent woman who was ahead of her time. Her remarkable, forward-thinking spirit will be remembered.

    Our thoughts are with Norm, Nick, Dan, and their families.

    Andrew & Melissa McCallum December 28, 2023
  34. Dear Sue
    So brave and strong RIP
    Norm — you are the greatest example of caring that I’ve ever known.
    Pat G

    Pat Garner December 28, 2023
  35. Dear Sue, always so friendly, thoughtful, loving, kind and generous. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Norm, Nick and Daniel.

    John and Lee Clarke December 28, 2023
  36. Deepest sympathy to Norm, Dan, Nick and families. Sue will be missed greatly by everyone.
    Sue, I believe you are at peace, you may now rest xo

    Jess Kerr December 27, 2023
  37. Sue was our treasurer who we treasured. Such sad news from her friends at the Port Fairy Film Society

    Deb Digby December 27, 2023
  38. Sue,
    My heart is broken and my soul is shattered.I still cannot believe you are not with me anymore.I am waiting and hoping every hour and minute of the day that you will appear and talk to me.I must be strong and realise that will not occur personally but in my prayer we will have that conversation.I thank you for being my best friend and the wonderful mother of Nick and Dan and special friend of Claire and Jodie and treasured Granny of Isla.I will love you every day for the rest of my life,Norm.

    Norm Garner December 27, 2023
  39. Our deepest sympathy to Norm and family. Great memories of Sue and Marg together.The 15th Aril was a special day. Love Corinne and John Smith.

    Corinne Smith December 27, 2023
  40. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Norm and family at the loss of your beautiful wife.
    Love the Maloney families

    Katy Bray (Maloney) December 27, 2023
  41. Sue, my former Landlady.
    A nicer lady you would never meet.
    RIP Sue.
    Deepest Sympathy Norm, Nick and Dan.

    Ange and McHale Anderson December 27, 2023
  42. Short in stature

    So very tall in love, loyalty, compassion, sincerity, honesty, hard work, courage, kindness, conversation and the list goes on

    You were special

    “Time to go home Short Shanks!”

    Norm you have set an amazing example to all with your care, devotion and love of your beautiful Sue

    Bernie, Judy Garner and families

    Bernie Garner December 27, 2023
  43. So very saddened to lose dear Cousin Sue … such a vibrant little pocket rocket who just loved a chat !!
    Will be sorely missed from our family tree.
    Love dafx

    D.E Hester December 27, 2023
  44. Treasured memories of a very dear friend.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to Norm, Nick, Dan, Claire, Jodie and Isla.
    Thinking of you all and sending our love,
    Sally, Laurie and Family.

    I’ll miss my “little chats” with Sue.
    Sally xoxo

    Sally Weston December 27, 2023
  45. Big hugs to Norm and boys on the loss of dear Sue will be greatly missed.RIP Sue.
    Rose McNamara and girls,

    Rose McNamara December 27, 2023
  46. Sue you always had a smile and happy foe a chat kind hearted a pleasure to have known you .
    Thoughts and prays are with you Norm,and all your family.
    John and Carol McCosh

    Carol McCosh December 27, 2023
  47. Our condolences to Normie and family.Our love and thoughts are with you all on this sad occasion.Sue you will be missed by us all. Rest in peace.
    Bob and Di Murphy and family.

    Bob and Di Murphy December 27, 2023
  48. Deepest sympathy Norm,Nick and Dan.
    Remembering the good times with Sue.
    Rest peacefully

    Rose Molan December 26, 2023
  49. Deepest sympathy to Norm and family.
    It was great privilege to assist and get to know Sue .
    She always made me feel very welcomed into her home.
    Robyn (la bella )

    Robyn lumsden December 26, 2023
  50. Sending love to Norm, family and friends on the passing of Sue. A lovely, cheerful and chatty lady who was a great team player at Warrnambool Squash and Racquetball centre. Her infectious laugh and positivity influenced all who came into contact with her. A kind owner of Warrnambool Indoor Cricket and respected boss of Kevin. Stephen Williams, Ros and Kevin Doman.

    Ros Doman December 26, 2023
  51. Sue,our beautiful,kind,loving, caring friend. Your love & support to our family will never be forgotten. You will be missed dearly.
    Lyla,Winny and family xx

    Lyla Hinkley December 26, 2023
  52. Deepest Sympathy to Norm, Nick & Dan and family. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Andrea , Barry Smith and family
    Rest in Peace Sue

    Andrea SMITH December 26, 2023
  53. R.I. P. Sue . thoughts are with you Norm and boys .

    Claire gibbons December 26, 2023
  54. Sincere sympathy to Sue’s beloved family at this bitterly sad time. Sue’s courage, generosity and kindness were an inspiration.

    Anne Yule December 26, 2023
  55. Deepest sympathy to Normie, Nick, Dan and families. A lovely lady who I have fond memories of growing up at the Purnim CC with and also the Dennington milk bar. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Greg Bull and family.

    Greg Bull December 26, 2023
  56. To dear Norm and family
    Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing on Sue
    A wonderful lady with a heart of gold.always loved a chat.
    May she rest in peace her memories will always be yours to keep and never be taken away.
    It was my pleasure to know her and work for her.big hugs to you norm love barb barlow

    Barb Barlow December 24, 2023
  57. Special friend to Peg, Joan, Edna and Jenny.
    Sue, we will miss you at our Friday afternoon teas.
    Our condolences to Norm and Families. Sadly missed.

    Jenny Trenery December 24, 2023
  58. Fondly remembered during a visit to Australia by Michael and Ann Stockham in Newcastle UK. Sincerest condolences to cousin Norm, family and all the Garners.

    Michael Stockham December 24, 2023