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The Funeral & Memorial Service was held at
Karrakatta on Tuesday 3 June starting at 1.30pm
and the wake at 30 Camelia Ave, Mt Claremont at 3.30pm.
Download Readings from the Funeral Service
Sarah tribute from John and
& Diane; Neil & Sam
Duncan & Debra
Sarah's Niece Livy
Tribute and Poem
from Steve's Dad
Pete, Jan, Lucy &
Videos from the Funeral Service
Slideshow Part 1
Slideshow Part 2
Sarah's funeral was a marvellous, moving and very personal event
- and a tour de force by you and both families. A fitting tribute
I have just got home from picking the kids up after Sarah’s
wonderful service today.
I wish I could have come back to your home for a drink but unfortunately
my motherly duties didn’t allow it.
But I just wanted to let you know what an amazing service it was today
and how very pleased I think
Sarah would have been with it. You really did her proud - well done.
Thank you for allowing us to part of it, I truly feel privileged to
have been there today.
We’ll see you soon
Suzanne & Neil McGrechan
Thanks for a lovely afternoon in such sad circumstances yesterday.
I am sure that the afternoon's events made everyone who was present
appreciate Sarah in memoriam even more.
It was a beautiful service Cartledge, you and your family must be
commended for honoring her in that manner.
She is an amazing women. I mentioned to your dad that people like
me spend a lot of my time searching for
people like her as that is the sort of person I want to associate
with – in my experience, people like her are
far and few between …….she sure was stoked on her wedding
day, jumping out of her skin happy
(alas, little did she know at the time, that your promises of a life
of leisure resulting from your earnings
as a professional golfer, would not eventuate J), loved her wedding
dress and that shot of her stepping
out of the car is a beautiful shot indeed – quite inspiring
Tuesday was a tremendous and beautiful celebration of Sarah and her
life and your lives together,
everyone did a fantastic job, a truly fitting service. We both really
appreciated being there.
Philip and Helen
Hi Steve, thank you for welcoming us all in your home last Tuesday.
Sarah's funeral was a very important event for us and you organised
beautiful tribute for a beautiful person.
Dear Steve, thank you for allowing me to be part of the most memorable
‘Levee de Deuil’ celebration of a life.
You and your family did a wonderful job and I have no doubt that Sarah
smiled broadly all day.
Let us carry on with the burdening privilege of our fortunate lives,
stronger for having crossed
or shared paths with supremely decent people. I look forward to our
All the best,
Steve, last Tuesday was the most memorable day I have had ever had
and will remain with me forever.
It was a wonderful tribute to Sarah’s life and I thought that
your speech was excellent.
How you got through that, I don’t know; you amazed me and you
certainly did Sarah proud.
I am sure she would have approved of everything you did. I wish you
all the very best and good luck for the future.
Love Aunt Doreen
Steve, I was awake at exactly 6.30am here last Tuesday, and spent
the day clock watching,
imaging how your day was going. I’ve read all the Readings made
during the service – brilliant every last one.
Sarah would have been so proud of you, and Livi. The website is also
a wonderful tribute to Sarah
– I’ve looked at it every single day since she left and
read the condolences over and over.
I assume you’ll stay in Perth – it’s yours and Sarah’s
home. I wish you well Steve, they say that with time….
All good wishes,
Erica, Pete & Maddie
Dear Steve, just to let you know that Ryan
and I watched Sarah's DVD last night and we
both thought that it was absolutely beautiful.
I can not even put into words how incredible it was and I have no
idea how you found the
courage and time to plan and prepare such an amazing service. It certainly
did Sarah's life justice
- your speech, the music, photos, guitar playing....everything was
You did Sarah proud and she will know it and be smiling!
I aways knew that Sarah was a very popular, caring person with so
but the numerous tributes she received still overwhelmed me, as did
the amount of people who came
(proof also of how many people genuinely care about you).
I wish of course that I could've been there to support you but to
be able to be
part of the service and to now see it meant so much to me so thanks
for doing that.
I'm sure everyone else who see it and couldn't be there will feel
I know you have wonderful friends over there, helping you through
difficult period in your life but if there is anything I can do to
help you in any way just let me know.
We really hope to be able to visit you again soon.
Look after yourself and again, an amazing service!
Lots of love and speak soon.
Stephen, I was thrilled to receive the DVD of Sarah's funeral service.
You did such a fabulous job and
what a beautiful memory. I know things will be a lot different for
you without Sarah but life goes on and
your Dad tells me you have some wonderful friends to help you through.
Sarah's life was cut short far too early but she managed to accomplish
so much in the years she had.
I know you are very proud of her as we all are.
Thanks again Stephen for thinking of us over here so we could share
in Sarah's memories.
Love Sheilah & Paul
Dear Steve, we were devastated to hear that
Sarah had lost her brave fight against cancer.
Of course we knew when we last saw you that it was going to be too
much for her, but it was still a shock.
Thank you so much for sending us the DVD of her Memorial Service.
What an amazing send-off. Sally and I sat down and watched it together.
What an amazing send-off! It was a beautiful occasion and the photographs,
music and spoken memories painted a true picture of a fantastic life
full of experiences.
We were taken back to happy memories of Sydney, your wedding,
Perth and the 40th Birthday Celebrations.
Hopefully our paths will cross again soon in Sheffield or Perth. You
are always welcome.
Love Steve, Sally, Tom and Meg
Iris has her new glasses, so she can see again!
We watched the DVD of the funeral over Friday and Saturday evenings.
It was everything you said it would be. Although it was a dreadfully
we found the whole event inspirational and uplifting and a magnificent
tribute to our dear Sarah.
Our thanks to so many people and above all to yourself for giving
Sarah such a fitting secular but spiritual send-off.
With our love
Iris and DenysXXX
Steve...and of course Sarah!
We finally watched the dvd last night. I'm sorry
it took so long but I think we were waiting for the
"right" moment and of course that never came.
We had the luxury of choosing when to see Sarah's service. You didn't
have that choice.
So well done both of you in the planning and very well done you,
Steve in carrying it out.
We both sat mesmerized throughout the service, it was a tremendous
I felt mostly such warmth and love and only a little sadness and
I think that's what Sarah would have wanted.
I can't believe what Sarah achieved even up to her last weeks and
days. You spoke so well,
Steve- you did Sarah proud. Livy was very brave- beyond her years.
Thinking of you and thank you for sending the dvd- I'm glad I've
Samantha and Neil
just wanted to drop you a line to see how you are getting on.
We have been thinking about you a lot. How are things? Knowing you
I expect you have been keeping busy,
but it must still be really hard for you. I am ashamed to confess
that it took us quite a while
before we felt able to watch Sarah's memorial DVD. It was a wonderful
tribute to a wonderful lady,
and a fantastic way to celebrate her life and say goodbye. We especially
enjoyed the video of her wedding speech.
It was a great reminder of her terrific sense of humour and how mercilessly
she used to tease you.
How you found the strength to organise it, and how you got through
the service with such dignity,
I will never know. You should be really proud.
We will speak to you soon.
All our love
Diane, Richard, Alex and Lucy