Sonia Marie Coorey, aged 84, passed away peacefully on 24 February 2023.

She was born on 14 April 1938, daughter of the late Albert and Selwa Coory.


Sonia was the mother of David, Phillip, Peter and Louise,

and wife of the late Brian Coorey.

She was a much loved Nana to Oliver, Lucy, Albert, and Rose

and sister to Denise, Margie, John, Farideh and Paul.

She is also survived by daughter-in-laws, Uli, Fleur and Daniela and son-in-law, Tim.


The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff

at St Andrews Private Hospital, Carlyle on the Cross and Lourdes Valley

for their compassionate care and understanding during Sonia’s stay.

They’d also like to thank all of their family and friends

for their support, prayers and wishes.

Requiescat in Pace

FAMILY and FRIENDS are invited to celebrate the life of


at Funeral Mass in St Paul of the Cross Catholic Church (The Monastery),

15 Cross Road, Urrbrae on FRIDAY, March 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.


The Funeral Service will be available by livestream.

Please use the link provided above.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated.

Envelopes will be available at the Church.


Message Board

Laurens West -

To all the family our sincere condolences from Laurens Jacquelyn and Myles from Perth

Ellen & Mark Jerrett -

What a garden it will be....our deep sympathy to all the family members for your loss of Sonia. Tender memories will remain for you Pete & Dee. Ellen, Mark & Mika

denise -

There is a very big hole in my heart that will take a long time to fill, if ever, i shall miss you dearly my sister.....

Helen Calderwood (Geelong) -

My deepest sympathy to Sonia's family and my love to you Denise, I know how much you loved her. Helen.

Rachael -

My memories of Sonia will always be filled with many cups of tea, kinds words, wisdom and wit. I feel privileged to have known her and her beautiful family. Thinking of everyone as always. x

Claudia -

David, my sincery condolences to you and your familia

Sue O'Toole -

Our sincere condolenses to the family. Sonia was a beautiful lady. I remember when we all visited her in her lovely home when Steve was still with us, she was so proud of her family showing us photos. We are very grateful to have known her. ???? Sue, Cameron and Lachlan O'Toole xxx

Phil and Jenni Francis -

Condolences to Denise,Marguerite,Johnathon and family. Farewell to our eldest cousin. We will be watching from Matakana Auckland.

Shelley Lush -

Always ready to lend a hand, warm and fun. Sonia and I shared duties at a State Theatre Company SA fund raiser one night quite some time ago. I'm not sure if she and I managed to raise any funds but we sure had a fun evening! I was there for work but Sonia was there volunteering out for sheer generosity of spirit. Vale Sonia

Tina Colosi -

Our deepest sympathy to Sonia's family especially David and Uli. We send our prayers and love from Melbourne, Connie, Tina, Nat, Alfie and Anthony. Rest in peace lovely Sonia.

Kirsty Black -

Sincere Condolences to all the Coorey Family. Due to caring for my Mother in Ashford unable to attend Sonia's Funeral. Sonia was a friend of family and like a second Mother to me at Adelaide Festival Centre for over 31 years. I thank her for all her support to me and our catchups at work when we worked together and also Sonia's compassion. GOD Bless Sonia and the Angels are shining on you today and you can be greeted by your friends and family passed. I know Dad will reserve a seat in the theatre in the sky and torches tonight will shine for you. Miss and LOVED ALWAYS A hug a day remember. Love Kirsty and Doreen Black and Dad Ian Black is awaiting your company with Angels. XKX

Jo Martin -

Sonia was always a sympathetic ear when times were tough at work. She always left you laughing at them by the end of the conversation. I really appreciated our talks, they got me through some rough times. I hope we see each other again in the next plane of existence.

nick -

My heartfelt condolences to the family. A beautiful lady with an unbelievable sense of humor. Sadly missed.

Jill Ritson -

Thank you, Sonia’s family, for the beautiful service. You did her proud. I just wish I could have been there, but am happy that I could watch and join in the prayers from my place in Northern NSW. God bless and keep my lovely friend. Jill.

Mel and Jason -

Today's mass was such a fitting tribute to the beautiful and witty Sonia. I love that she requested a delayed start to the proceedings; only an usher would know that would also buy valuable time for the flustered latecomers to take to their seats ???? Sending our love to the family. You all spoke wonderfully and contrary to Sonia's concerns, I don't think a single person would have tuned out during those heartfelt eulogies xx

Rebecca Keain -

Our kind, loving and beautiful Aunty Sonia. You will be missed beyond comprehension. Our hearts are full of your love, our minds full of your memory. Rest in peace dear Aunty xxxxx