I trained as a nurse with Sue at The Royal Masonic Hospital in London and shared a house with her for several years during our time there.
Sue was funny, warm-hearted and just the most lovely person.
We met up again in London before last Christmas and had the most wonderful afternoon together over a long lunch reminiscing about our student days together.
I treasure the memory of that day and send my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends x
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Theilhard de Cardin
Thinking of Sue and all her family
Thinking of you Audrey and all the family.
Happy memories of Sue, bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.
Feeling privileged to have had Sue as my friend.
Thinking of you all family and friends at this sad time. When someone you love dies, you never get quite over it, you slowly learn how to go on without them, but always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. I will always remember all the crazy things we shared, especially our amazing holiday in South Africa
Genuine, warm and joyous , how I will miss you and Miss Molly.
Darling Susie, how I will miss you, your infectious laugh and your amazing sense of fun. I thank you for coming into my life and having the years we had.
How do we come to terms with our time being cut so short, you had the most beautiful soul, I raise your special rum punch .
Our love and prayers are with the entire Thomas family at this sad time. Such wonderful memories of college life and all the happy times spent together. Always in our hearts.
Thinking of you all at this sad time. I will always have happy memories of our nursing years in London... Sue was always such fun...happy days xxx
Sue walked life's path in Truth with Integrity & Honour.
She was that rare human being who left an instant impression on one as she was a powerful Soul, yet, conducted herself with humility. She loved life and my how we will miss her 'Curry Evenings' and cosy dinners
at Westbank. I will be thinking of you her family as you say your painful farewell. I feel privileged to have known her.
Stephen, Robert, Charles,
My deepest sorrow and condolence at the loss of your wonderful sister and our dear friend Susan. We go brazenly out into the world and take for granted our best and oldest friends. Then suddenly it is too late to speak again, or even say goodbye.
Some things we never forget. I remember the long conversations we shared on the beach at Phalmouth, with our heads propped on our elbows, and at the Hut where Colin and Audrey stayed.
I remember her smile as she spoke, so natural, so confident, so endearing, so like the sunshine.
But suddenly now we are without her, and it is to our loss. But despite our grief, she has gone to God, and she awaits us there.
She is with us still in our hearts, and we are the greater for her gifts of courage, compassion, and inspiration.
We must be comforted, those you love don't go away, they walk beside you every day.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sue; funny, generous and kind, beautiful and unique. But best of all my friend.
With love always.
A wonderful friend who always managed to make us smile. We feel fortunate to have shared her company and will greatly miss her., especially on our visits to Accra Beach! A warm loving person that was such a fun person to share a laugh with! I will truly miss her.
Sue and Richard Tryhane and family
We have lost a wonderful friend, who always made us laugh. I feel privileged to have known her. My love and thoughts are very much with the family at this sad time.
Deepest sympathy to all the family - our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. May she rest in peace in Gods loving arms.
From the Maher family.
Deepest condolences to the family. Prayers and blessings to all. Now she is with her Dad Colin in Heaven. May her soul rest in peace.
From the Ghany family
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. May her dear soul rest in peace.
The Harry McKinstry family.
Sue's untimely departure from this world has left us all the poorer. She was a talented, witty and dignified friend with an enormous sense of fun; a rare, one off. Her legacy as a kind and loving friend will live on forever. Much love to her family who she adored and all in Barbados as you say goodbye. Dids xxx
Susan trained with 30 others in set 74/2 at The Royal Masonic Hospital London as State Registered Nurses. An amazing training. All of us, first time away from home and family.We all bonded immediately and what a time we had. Following training, we all eventually left the hospital for other fields. Some managed to keep in touch. Many did not. Last year in April we had a reunion in London of 20 of us. Was just 40 years apart. Sue was there. No one stopped talking and the memories we shared. We are meeting at Westminster Abbey in London in May this year at a tribute to Florence Nightingale. Susan was coming. Her nurse colleagues and friends of 1974 will hold a personal tribute and sip a toast to dear Sue who we all miss but smile at her lovely memory.
I will treasure Sue's antics, jokes, and mimicry of school days, but most of all our mini class reunion weekend in Wales for our 60th birthdays. 'Fiat Lux' a bright light snuffed out far too soon.
My deepest condolences to all the family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you on 10th.