By NADINE FISHER
WORDS cannot describe the emotion surrounding the funeral service held for Gold Coast City Division 14 councillor Sue Robbins yesterday.
More than a thousand people gathered in the Elanora Uniting Church to bid farewell to the vibrant, spirited and respected councillor.
While it was a sad occasion, it was also a celebration of Sue's life and her achievements as a wife, mother, friend, colleague and councillor. The stories told were positive, at times humorous, but above all, inspiring.
Cr Robbins' daughter, Bree, spoke of her mother and best friend who had a great sense of humour and the driving force to accomplish anything - big or small.
Bree was followed by her father, Ken, who gave a short and reserved speech and still coming to terms with the loss of his wife,
Cr David Power spoke of Sue the councillor, who did not shy away from issues, who had an amazing personality and a determined will along with a wicked sense of humour.
The song You Are Amazing rang through the church and a slide show of photographs marking Sue's life was screened.
The service left you with a feeling of wanting to be a better person and do more with your life. To be passionate about what you believe in and make a difference.
Mong the mourners were present and former council colleagues, representatives from community organisations, friends and members of Division 14 which Sue had dutifully represented.
Cr Robbins, who is credited with the revamp of Coolangatta and surrounding area, tragically died of a heart condition last Saturday morning (November 13) at her Tallebudg- era home.