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29 comments on “Rosalind ‘Rossy’ Slootjes”

  1. Such a wonderful celebration of Ros’ action packed life. Her generosity of spirit shone through, even in the recent more difficult years.
    Sending heartfelt condolences to Con and to all of the family.

  2. What a beautiful service. My thoughts are with the Slootjes family during this time. Whilst I only met Ros once, I will never forget it. She welcomed a couple of Con’s accounting students into her home with a beaming smile and fed us cake whilst we revised for exams (back in 2004/5). It was so unusual to go to your teachers home on a weekend for a study session but it was clear that this was a normal gesture for Ros and Con. It really was the beginnings of setting my career path and I’ll be forever grateful to Con and Ros for their kindness and generosity of their time.

  3. My dear school friend, Rossy. It was so sad to hear that you had passed away. I´m so glad that we met when I was in Melbourne in 2019. It was the last time we saw each other. I love you, beautiful girl! You´ll always be in my heart.
    Gabby ❤️

  4. My dear school friend, Rossy, I was so saddened to hear that you had passed away. I´m so grateful that we met when I was in Melbourne in 2019. It was the last time we saw each other. I love you beautiful girl! You´ll always be in my heart.
    Gabby ❤️

  5. We were so sad to hear of Rossy’s passing from Meaghan & Pete. Such a bright, beautiful and caring soul, gatherings at the Burridge’s won’t be quite the same without her. Much love to Con and family, we know you’ll be feeling her loss intensely. I’ll always remember the fun times we had (Ros, Meaghan and Julie) cycling on the Great WA Bike Ride together several years ago. Farewell dear Rossy ❤️

  6. What a wonderful celebration of a very special woman. Such heart-warming stories, touching songs and beautiful images – what a smile! My sincere condolences for such a sad loss. Yet, it’s clear to see that Ros’ spirit lives on in everyone lucky enough to have been touched by her warmth and kindness. Much love, Fi Hendo

  7. Many many lovely memories of Rossy at school. Her generosity, sense of fun, loving nature, care for others and infectious smile and laughter will be remembered.

  8. I too am saddened by the news of Ros’s death. Ros was a wonderful person, her enthusiasm and commitment for supporting others was to be admired. She was a friend and Colleague. Thank you Ros for always thinking of us. Sending love to Con and the family.

  9. What a wonderful send-off. I have such fond memories of Rossy – as Mrs Slootjes, a wonderful teacher and as Hannah’s gorgeous Mum. Rest in peace.
    With deepest sympathy to the Slootjes family. .

  10. Lots of love from Joy Baxter. Special memories of beautiful Rossy, including minding the girls when Jahn was born. Love to Con and the family.

  11. I am so happy that I was in Ros’ friendship circle from Warragul days and was able to share in our early days of motherhood. She was such a blessing to me at the time and one of the most wonderful women I have had the opportunity to share part of my life with. I see my sentiments are broadly shared!

  12. What a fitting tribute to a wonderful, vivacious, caring woman. Amazing to witness so much love within one family – you all did her proud – Rest In Peace Rossy – you will be missed and fondly remembered.

  13. Feeling so fortunate to have met Rossie during my time at SHC. Rossie’s life is a testament to how one life, well lived, has such a wonderful and positive influence on so many others and makes our world a better place to be. Thank you dear Ros for your kindness, friendliness and boundless energy and enthusiasm. Shanti

  14. Lunchtimes at Monash were always a winner, Ros. A long time ago now, but great memories. Huge hugs to all your wonderful family.

  15. A beautiful family tribute for a very special lady. Love Carol & John from Phillip Island ( friends of Cathie) xo

  16. Beautiful Rossy, what a send off. I am so sorry I could not be with you in person, but I am in Queensland. I laughed and I cried with your family and friends, and your beloved Con. How lucky we have all been to have you in our lives. You are gone far too soon, but will always be loved, and never ever forgotten. I am going to buy myself a magnum and have it later on tonight with a glass of bubbles. Goodbye lovely Rossy and may you Rest In Peace. Much love, Jo

  17. What a wonderful send-off. I have such fond memories of Rossy – as Mrs Slootjes, a wonderful teacher and as Hannah’s gorgeous Mum. Rest in peace.
    With deepest sympathy to the Slootjes family. .

  18. That was a beautiful celebration of Rossy, that I’m sure she would be proud of. Thank you so much for including me in this. Sending love to you all. Love Cazz xx

  19. Thank you so much for all the wonderful stories describing the beautiful life, and the amazingly generous person that Rossy was. She will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Love to all her family.

  20. Rossy what a beautiful celebration of your amazing life. I will never forget all of the special moments we shared together. I will be forever grateful for the hard work and dedication you put into my schooling and career. For all of the laughs, the cuddles & hand holding on the train to Melbourne. For marrying me. For being Rossy. With love to Con, Hannah, Miky and Yann x

  21. Such an absolute privilege to celebrate Ros’s life with you all today. Oh my gosh, it was so wonderful to hear the stories, to watch her friends and beautiful family and children, to see photos and memories on the screen. She taught me in 1975 at Warragul High and I actually was at her wedding to Con with two other school mates. We reconnected again many years later through CECV Professional Development Days, and when Con was high up in the Flower & Garden Show organisation (I was from a flower farm background) The most beautiful lady – what an impact she had on me in so many ways. You must be so so proud but so so sad. I know that today is painful but hope that the beautiful memories shared will sustain you. big hugs to you Andy Donnelly (nee Rowse).

  22. I never met Mrs Slootjes but have the pleasure of working with her beautiful, energetic and smart daughter, Maryke. I know how much Maryke and her family will miss their wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. I send my sincere condolences and hope that all the memories carry you over the coming weeks and months. May she rest in peace.

  23. I have very fond memories of working alongside Ros in community programs and projects many years ago, then having the pleasure of singing with her in Pollyphonics Choir. A kind, engaged, interested and empathic soul. Farewell Ros ❤️

  24. Dear Maryke and family

    I have the utmost pleasure of working with Maryke, who is an absolute joy and bundle of energy. I have never met her mum Mrs Slootjes, but I have heard so many great stories from Maryke and I send my sincere condolences to Maryke, her dad and the family on the loss of your wife, mum and grandmother. I hope that the love that you all share will see you through the coming weeks and months as you grieve and hopefully heal and remember all the good times you had together.

    Much love

  25. Rossy’s love of life was infectious.
    We shared schooldays, university days and then early teaching days.
    She was always so positive, enthusiastic and just fun to be around.
    It is so sad that she has left so soon
    Helen Lightfoot

  26. I was incredibly saddened to hear the news of Mrs Slootjes passing. She was without doubt, one of my favourite teachers. Her knowledgeable, engaging and empathetic style of teaching has stayed with me all my life. Now, after twenty odd years of teaching, I can honestly say that it was teachers like Ros who inspired me to become a teacher. What an amazing legacy you have left. RIP Mrs Slootjes.

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