Susan’s Funeral Service will be held

in the Heysen Chapel, Jubilee Complex, Centennial Park,

760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena on

FRIDAY August 19, 2022 at 1.30pm.


please bring a garden bloom

to decorate Susan’s Woven Coffin

(nothing purchased, please)



Born in Broken Hill, NSW on February 19th, 1958

to Patricia and Richard (both deceased).


Passed away peacefully surrounded by family

in Adelaide on August 6th, 2022,

from ovarian cancer.

Aged 64 years.


Dearly loved and loving wife of Steve.

Wonderful mother to Chris and Eva,

and mother-in-law to Adam.

Adored Nana of Claire, Sarah and Arthur.

Birth mother to, and recently reunited with,

Liz and her beautiful family.

Cherished and much loved big sister to:

Catherine, Lawrence, Frances, Judith,

Andrew, Jocelyn, Phillip and Brendan.

Smiling to the end with the occasional tear

for things not yet seen or done.

Unfamiliar world without her,

dearly missed by everyone.

Message Board

Sunita Ramesh -

Dear Steve, Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Sue was a beautiful, warm, caring person, always with a smile. She will be dearly missed. Our thoughts with you all during this difficult time.

Brian and Alison Loveys -

Dear Steve, Alison and I were so sad to learn of Sue's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy at what must be a very difficult time for you. With best regards, Brian and Alison

Stewart Von Itzstein -

Dear Steve, Chris and Eva. I wanted to pass on my condolences, and tell you that Sue had an impact on my life as first my teacher, then later as a colleague at UniSA. She was always a friendly face that made the campus feel like a family more than a workplace. I will always remember our chats and the advice she gave on teaching and learning.

Gabrielle Yacoumis -

Sue Tyerman we have known for 20 years. Sue is our son’s mother in law. What a generous person who belongs to a generous family. I know what she means to her family and we have always considered them family too. An extraordinary person who had her finger on every pulse and loved to share her knowledge. Her passion for gardening means her plants are spread far and wide. What I see in her I see in her children and in her grandchildren. It’s too short a time for Sue to be in their world but know inherently she will be there everyday one way or another. We will treasure those 20 years and the memories we keep in our hearts. To Steve and Sue what a partnership you have that lives on in your family. Love always Nick and Gabrielle always the in laws and out laws as our WhatsApp group name.

Kate Gridley -

To Steve, Chris and Eva, I have so many fond memories of Sue and spending time with you all on holiday trips, dinners, fishing and many school holiday activities and adventures over the years. Sue was a truly wonderful person, amazing Mum, talented knitter, knowledgeable gardener, fantastic cook and a person who I felt very privileged to have known over so many years. I still make her Honey Chicken to this day and will cherish this recipe forever! As a young woman, I looked up to her as a women with a career in science which made me realize that this was a possibility for myself. I will forever keep the book she gave me when I started university; she made an unbelievable impact on my life. Love to you all.

Lyn & Roger Gridley -

Dear Steve, Chris and Eva. Sue was one in a million and we will miss her greatly. Our Families have been Friends since our children went to kindergarten at Reynella a few years ago now and from the beginning Sue was always the shining light helping at the kindy in many ways leading the way for us who weren’t quite sure what to do in many ways. We remember the Christmas Dinners we shared as our own Families were far away, what times we had . Sue was always ready to share her recipes and her cuttings as she had a very generous and outgoing nature with a very special smile. Sue never changed always seeing the best in everyone and everything. We have been richer by just having her in our lives.

Delia Gridley -

Dear Steve, Chris and Eva, I was so deeply saddened when I heard the news about Sue. Sue had such an impact on people, always welcoming, generous and full of knowledge…. Her smile and laugh were infectious. I will always remember the times that our families spent together, camping trips, dinners and just that absolute feeling of warmth as I entered your home… I always felt I was part of your family, as Sue would always welcome me with open arms and great food! I will always cherish these memories, her love and spirit has touched so many, and will live on in your hearts forever.

Julie-Anne Downie -

Thoughts and prayers for you all. What a send off with the family together. So happy Sue got to enjoy the send off before the final farewell. Love to you all xx

Peter Spice -

Susan & family, You will be sorely missed and god bless you Susan on your next journey.

Andrea Duff -

Dear Sue What a lateral thinker; tenacious worker; creative and all round good person you were. Sincere condolences to Steve and your family. Love Andrea

Andrea Duff -

Dear Sue What a lateral thinker; tenacious worker; creative and all round good person you were. Sincere condolences to Steve, Chris, Eva and family. Love Andrea

Matthew Spice -

To Susan’s immediate family, our condolences for the death of my Beautiful cousin. Thoughts and prayers go out you all . Please take comfort knowing that she is with the beloved mother and father and our lord . Your darling mother has been sent for you to prepare your place in heaven for when your time is called. That is our belief anyway ;-) ❤️????

Beverley Kirkegaard -

My thoughts are with you all on this very sad day.

Ron and Jane West -

Such a sad time. Sue was one of our dear friends during the university years, with many great memories of dinners together and life in the inner suburbs around Sydney. First house purchases, renovations and nights out. As life happened we lost close contact for some of the intervening periods but have more recently renewed the friendship. It was wonderful to catch up a few months ago and relive some memories. Our thoughts now are with Steve, Chris, Eva and family.