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Issue #1909      March 30, 2020

VALE

SHEILA SUTTNER

It is with sadness we learnt of the passing of our WA Party branch member comrade Sheila Suttner. Originally from South Africa she was a stalwart fighter against apartheid and a campaigner for racial equality in WA.

Photo: Anna Pha

I met comrade Sheila at a CPA WA branch meeting hosted at her place in Dianella early in 1996. Always an inspiration and full of life, ready to help people in need. We just loved meeting at her place with plenty of wonderful food and much love around her beautiful garden.

Many party functions were held at her place and the Party branch grew considerably during those years in the struggle for peace, social justice, and socialism.

Sheila passed away short of 97 years of age. I had the opportunity to see her for International Women’s Day on 8th March this year at her aged care home. It made me happy to witnessed the love of a young worker who was caring for her. I pay tribute to Sheila and look forward, once the COVID-19 pandemic goes away, to organising a celebration of her life with her family, friends and comrades.

Vale comrade Sheila Suttner, a better world is possible!

Vinnie with Sheila on IWD, Sunday 8th March 2020.

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