Susan Lee “Sue” Fenton

Susan Lee “Sue” Fenton

09/04/1958 - 05/10/2017


Koonung Heights Uniting Church, Cnr. Belmore and Winfield Roads Balwyn North

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 at 10:30 am

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FENTON Susan (Sue) 09.04.1958 - 05.10.2017 Aged 59 years Passed away peacefully after a short illness. Loving and devoted wife of Rob. Much loved mother to Melissa, Christine and Michelle and their partners Scott, Douglas and Michael. Loving sister to Lin and Michael, and cherished sister-in-law to Fraser, Mei, Conrad, Jeanette and Allan jnr. Adored aunty to Patricia, Steven, Gillian, Julia and Thomas. Her boundless enthusiasm, her positivity for life, her generous community spirit, and the love and dedication to family and her many friends will be greatly missed. Her faith carried her through and she is now in God's care.

To the wonderful lady that welcomed me to the church when I arrived ahead of the family in 2000. Thank you for the many meals, footy games, kindness shown to my wife and children (especially Earl), and the hand of comfort when needed, we thank you so much and pray for your wonderful Husband Rob, your amazing daughters and family

Dear Rob and girls We feel so blessed to have shared so many special times with Sue. We will all miss her dearly and we will cherish the lovely memories that remain. Such a loving, enthusiastic, warm and caring lady will always be remembered fondly and will forever remain a very special part of our lives.

To our beautiful Mum, thank you for everything and we miss you so much. We know you are in a better place watching over us. We love you and will see you again one day. Love from, your girls xxx

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and family, We are deeply saddened at the sudden death of Sue. Over the 29 years of our friendship, we have loved and valued Sue and been in awe of her great energy, her boundless enthusiasm and also her kindness and willingness to reach out to others. Sue will be very much missed but we are comforted that her deep faith gave her resilience to the end. Anne and David

Thank you for sharing your life with me, and for 35 years of wonderful marriage. It is hard to believe that you will no longer be with us, but I am sure you will be looking over us from heaven where you are now closer to God. So many people have been blessed to have such a very special person in their lives. I am particularly blessed to have been your husband, and to have had the shared joy of bringing up our three lovely daughters, who are now all grown up independent women. I am so glad we were able to share our wonderful holiday in Europe, to celebrate our 35 wedding anniversary year, so recently. Little did we know at the time that you would be taken ill so soon after our return. You are the most sincere, loving, caring person I have ever met. Your boundless enthusiasm for life and your compassion and interest in all around you, and your dedication to all the community groups, students, friends you are involved with has been inspiring to me. Your great love for me and your family will always be remembered. I will do my best to go on without you, as I know you will want me to. I will always love you, and I know you will always love me.

I will miss you immensely. You will always be on my mind everyday.

I t was a privilege to know Sue and to count her as my friend. Her energy and enthusiasm were inspirational, but what truly distinguished Sue was her warmth, sincerity and generosity. I shall miss her dearly. My love and deepest sympathy to Rob, the girls and all Sue's family.

Remembering a committed, passionate and encouraging woman who gave tirelessly to her family, community and faith. Sue you will be missed by many but by no one more than Rob, your daughters and their partners. Our condolences to you all, may you find strength daily in your faith, family or friends. Rest in peace Sue

The news of your passing came as a total shock to me . We were classmates in Sultan Ismail College in Kota Bharu. I now reside in Perth and have been trying to get in touch with you hopefully to meet up in Melbourne after so many years apart. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Rob and your 3 daughters. I will remember you as the boisterous happy funny person. You had a great sense of humour and a loud infectious laughter. Rest in peace Lee Siew San. Love Bee Choo

I am so sorry to hear of Sue's sudden passing. Although we have not seen you all for many years, Sue was one of those people you never forget. Her energy and enthusiasm for life was contagious. My thoughts are with you and the girls Rob and hope you can remember the good times and happy memories, in the midst of your sadness.

We were saddened to hear about the passing away of Sue but we rejoice in the fact that she is now with the Lord. To Robert and the children we send you our condolences. We have many fond memories of our time together with Sue and yourselves during our family and Christmas celebrations. Sue you were such a great blessing in our lives. Your genuine love for all people, your enthusiasm and zeal for life and your help in making all of our family gatherings very special will never be forgotten. You were a great sister in law and we treasure all of our memories of our time spent with Robert and yourself and your family. You lived your life to the fullest and were a great blessing to many. You have left a great legacy from your life here on earth. We look forward to the time when we will once again in the future be reunited with you in heaven. To Robert, Melissa, Christine and Michelle our thoughts are with you at this time. God Bless Conrad and Marian <3

Dear Robert , Melissa, Michelle and Christine, I am an old friend of Siew San from Zainab School in our primary school day to form 5 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan , Malaysia. I am utterly saddened by the passing of your beloved wife and mother. I had had dinner with you Robert and Siew San at Chinatown Sydney a few years ago. Time had flown by. You have lost a wonderful energetic and caring wife and mother. We have lost a tremendous champion . Go bless you Siew San for being a part of my life and I will cherish and remember you forever. My sincere condolences to you Robert and your girls...Mary Geok Yong Choo

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and family We are so sad to know of Sue's death. It seems impossible that such a force for life, full of goodness and compassion for others, has been stilled. Yet Sue's memory will continue to be an inspiration to us and to so many others. We hope that you all find comfort in the faith that sustained and enriched her. We are so sorry that distance prevents us from being with you on Tuesday but you are in our hearts. With love, Harriet and Bruce

Deepest sympathy to Rob and your family on Sue’s untimely passing. Sue was an extremely interesting, vibrant and involved contributor to the whole community and her enthusiasm and expertise will be missed by many. However, her love for her family will never die.

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle & Family. My sincere condolences to all. I worked with Sue at TAFE and from the time I have known her she always had a very friendly personality. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

My heart breaks for Rob, Melissa ,Christine ,Michelle ,Lin and Michael The loss is unbearable . My cousin San will always be in my heart and mind forever .

We thank God for His grace to have blessed our family with you, our beloved niece. The exemplary life which you have led, your selflessness, your compassion, your righteousness and your love of life will always be remembered. Many whose lives you have touched would feel their loss but would also be grateful that you have journeyed with them on earth. We will miss you deeply and remember you fondly. Eternal rest grant unto her , O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her.

San, thank you for being a wonderful, caring and loving sister. You may not be at my side, but you are always in my heart. You are now reunited with Ma and Pa. Till we meet again. RIP San xxx

Sue thank you for being a wonderful sister-in-law and making me feel so welcome. The times I spent with you, Rob and the girls will stay with me forever. You are now in God’s care. Goodbye until we meet again.

Dear Rob , Melissa, Christine , Michelle and , Lin and Michael and their families. We wish to extend our sincere sympathies Sue was a special lady with boundless energy and enthusiasm based on her strong faith, and her desire to serve. Personally we very much enjoyed the company of you both. As a 60 year members of Koonung Height Uniting Church , thank you for all Sue and you, Rob have contributed. Love and strength to you all your extended family. We will very much miss this dear Lady. Keith and Joan

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine & Michelle: Our sincere condolences to all of you. It is still unbelievable to us about the untimely loss of our beloved cousin Siew San. The fond memories of the happy days growing up with Siew San in Malaysia will always be cherished by Bert. She will be remembered for her loving kindness and her big joyous heart. May the hope we have in the Lord Jesus gives you peace and comfort, that we will all be with her one day!

Our deepest sympathies to Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle, Lin & Michael. May God grant you all peace & comfort. We are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden passing of our niece Siew San. We will always remember your smiley face and big heart. We rejoiced that you are in heaven with my dear sister (your Mom) and your Dad. We love you always. 2nd Uncle & 2nd Auntie

Sue was a very special person. Her incredible enthusiasm and kindness is something I will always remember. She was extremely supportive of me when I worked in engineering at Box Hill Institute and was there for me on the last day when engineering closed down. I am deeply saddened we have lost Sue. I still remember her phone call telling me she was successful in getting onto the Box Hill Institute board, a very proud moment! RIP dear Sue, you will be missed deeply Adrian Shorland & family

We will always cherish the happy memories of family celebrations and holidays together. We will miss her warm, kind & bubbly personality and her special talent for connecting with people , making them feel valued and special. Our heart goes out to Rob, Melissa, Christine , Michelle, Scott, Doug and Michael during this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Rob and Family on the passing of your beloved wife and adored mother. She was a very generous person with her friendship and time that she had for others less fortunate than themselves. She is a lady who will be missed not only by family and friends but by the community at large on whose behalf she worked so diligently and tirelessly. May you rest in eternal peace Sue.

I have so many things to thank you for, Sue. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and family, for your blessing to marry your beautiful daughter, for your generosity, and for your compassion, understanding and willingness to listen to those who felt they were a little different. You changed my life and helped me become a better person and did so for many others I'm sure. It is hard to believe that you will no longer be here, but I take comfort in knowing you will always be with us.

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine & Michelle I was deeply saddened to hear of Sue's passing. I will miss chatting to her but will remember her warmth and friendliness. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Sue’s energy was amazing and she poured it into all parts of her life – family, work, church, and all those community involvements. But always there seemed to be time and energy left for one more individual conversation. With warmth and positivity she sought out people when they needed support, and provided care and encouragement. She kept up friendships new and old in an amazing network of relationships. She will be so greatly missed by so many people. My heart goes out to Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and all the family, where she will be missed most of all. Love to you all, Margaret Lord

My deepest sympathy to Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and extended family. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Sue’s passing. Sue’s presence would light up a room and her energy and love of life was contagious. Her warmth, compassion and generous heart touched so many people. I don’t think she realised the impact she made on so many lives – to students and work colleagues, community groups, friends or strangers that needed a helping hand. I feel blessed that our paths crossed and I will miss her friendship. Rest in peace Sue.

I am shocked and sad when I received news of your passing from your cousin, Choo Ai. We have been childhood friends, classmates and neighbour. We used to play together with your siblings, Siew Lim and Wee Kee. Your late mum used to visit us without fail when she came back to Malaysia.I always remember you as a friendly, helpful and cheerful friend. I will always keep you in my mind and heart. My heartfelt condolences to Rob and your girls, Lin and Michael Lee Wee Kee. May you rest in peace, Siew San. Love Kooi Hwa

To dear Rob, Melissa, Michelle and Christine, I knew Sue for 30 years - she had babies when I did, she had adolescents when I did, she had a career as I did - we all thought we had all the time in the world. her time in this place is over. It is a shock, a wrench, a disbelief but how lucky I was to have her as my friend and how lucky you are to have each other. Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's no one listening and live like it's heaven on earth. Go well, Stay well. M

To dear Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and all the family. We will always hold Sue close to our hearts for the special person she was. Her devotion to her family, her enthusiasm and energy for life and the special gift she had for motivating and encouraging the people she came into contact with to do the best in their life’s journeys. Sue had a passion and genuine love for people and received much pleasure in seeing the people in her life achieve their goals no matter how big or small they seemed. We have been privileged to have Sue as our dear sister-in-law and she will be greatly missed but we have comfort in knowing she is in the arms of Jesus and we will all meet again someday. You are all in our hearts during this sad time.

Dear Rob and family, Doris and Robin would like to express our deepest and sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved wife. We will never let go the memories we have with her. We are keeping you in our prayers.

As friends of the Fenton family for many years, we know that there is so much to celebrate in Sue's life. Sue had a strong, positive, energetic approach to life , a strong faith, and dedication to family, friends , her church, her work and her community. We will miss her greatly. Love and condolences to Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle, their partners, and families . Harvey Chieko Marek and Keenan Broadstock

Dear Siew San, I have so many fond memories of you whilst growing up and am deeply saddened at your passing. You will always be remembered for your generosity, positivity and energy. May you Rest In Peace. Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and family, Our deepest condolences. May your strength, courage and commitment to each other help you during this difficult period of time. Much love, Anthony, Elly & family.

Dear Rob ,Melissa,christine ,Michelle , I am deeply saddened and in a shock to hear about the passing away of my beloved niece,Siew San. Our condolences and love to all of you. We will miss you San Rest in eternal peace in the loving arms of Jesus ,San

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember.” Anonymous I am still in shock and I miss you Sue. As crazy as it may seem I thought of you somewhat as a big sister. As a woman, you seemed experienced, confident, wise and sincere. I admired you for finding time to give and do so much. I will forever treasure the perceptive comments you shared and the laughs. “They’re all turning vegans” I say, “We’ll just give them salad” she said with a devious laugh. Now all the words in the world are never enough and what may have been will never be. As your friend said, "we all thought we had all the time in the world". Now life must go on without you. How lucky am I to have your beautiful daughter as my daughter-in-law? I see so much of you in her and I'm sure as time passes I'll see much more. You have left a wonderful legacy. I will forever be grateful for the thoughtful gifts you have given me. You will forever be missed, by no-one more than Rob, your girls and your siblings. Your memory will remain but it is with love, respect and much sadness it is goodbye for now.

Rest peacefully Susan . Thanks for all of your great contributions to your workplace You will be missed.

I worked with Sue at Boxhill Institute and Sue was always there for the students and the staff. Sue was a wonderful person who had more passion in her little finger than most people do in their whole body. Her smile and her enthusiasm will be missed and she will always be in our memories. May Sue rest in peace

I'm so sadness to hear about the loss of Sue. Sue was a warm and welcoming person who took the time to listen and understand. A treasured asset that will be deeply missed. My condolences go out to all Sue's family and friends

Susan came to me wanting to know why I am unhappy. Susan, you are so kind to me. You are always there willing to listen and advise. Thank you for being there for me. Susan, Rest in peace in heaven

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine, Michelle and family, We are very deeply saddened by the loss of Siew, one of our oldest and best friends. Her energy, enthusiasm and jolly outlook on life seemed to be limitless. She was always a generous intelligent person and achieved amazing things in so many different walks of life. We will forever miss her. We cannot imagine the loss you feel. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and love.

Sue has inspired me a lot and whenever she saw me, she used to have a short conversation about my wellbeing and the work and made me comfortable of what I am doing and always happy to hear my success stories. It was a shock to hear her dismiss. I am in overseas and would not be able to attend the funeral. Please accept my deepest sympathise and may she rest in peace! Chavan

Dear Robert, Michelle, Christine and Melissa Sue was a wonderful, warm person and we are very grateful to have shared time with her. Our thoughts and love are with you.

Dear Sue, Waking in the middle of the night, I still find it hard to believe that you have left. Being the supportive and caring friend, you were often the one who had encouraged me. You were like an elder sister to me, always being by my side, staying cheerful, bringing a smile to my face. Sue, you were our guardian angel, being mindful of the feelings of everyone around you. Cheerful, diligent, caring, they were the words people use to describe you. Remember the vase and flowers you gave me before Mother's Day, I have filled the vase with some daisies. It accompanies me in my kitchen and reminds me of you. Sue, every time I see the vase, I feel as though you are still by my side. My friend, may you rest in peace. May our angel rest in heaven. Sue, we miss you. Cynthia and Wendy

Dear Rob, Melissa, Christine and Michelle, A light has gone out in this world but a new one is bright in heaven. Sue gave us so much joy and friendship in good times and bad. We will cherish our times together and be forever grateful for the times we spent together.

It saddens my heart and quite a shock to hear of Sue's passing. It only felt like yesterday that we could have a chat and a good laugh. To me, Sue was always a kind genuine soul who would always take time to say hello and cared about everyone. My deepest condolences goes out to Sue's family during this sad moment. Sue will surely be missed. RIP

To our colleague and friend, your enthusiastic, generous, kind and supporting friendship will always be valued and much missed. In God's care. The Holmesglen BEP group.

Sue was a kind, generous and caring woman. She always had the time to talk and help people. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Sue's family.

Dearest Uncle Robert, Melissa, Christine and Michelle, Sending our thoughts, love and prayers to you during this time. We were so shocked and saddened to hear the news of Aunty Sues passing. We will always remember her love and enthuasiam, and cherish the times we got to share together. Lots of love, Trish and Josh

Today is November 16 & it is still just unbelievable to think of Sue as having passed. I fear it will feel this way for a very long time. The depth of my personal feelings of profound loss and sadness is, I think, bound up in the dilemma of reconciling the passing of a friend so completely full of life, friendship and generosity. That reconciliation is still beyond me. I can still feel Sue's energy in the community work we shared at Blackburn lake (she did so much!). Sue's generosity came to me in many ways and at many times, none more so than when she could sense I was going through a deep trough, at which time she went out of her way to be kind, constructive and supportive. Sue was compassionate, intelligent, competent, and knew how to patiently listen, and how to take one seriously and make one feel that what they had to say was worthwhile. Sue was a natural born pastoral carer. I will forever treasure memories of her kindness and friendship. Rest In Peace, Sue, it was a blessing to have crossed paths with you.

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