Final farewell under stars

By TAMARA KEMP

ROSE petals scattered on to the Fitzroy River created a colourful garden in memory of Suzanne Standing last night.

More than 50 people gathered at Rockhampton's Riverside Park for the memorial service.

Two candles shone brightly, on each side of a picture of the popular flower-seller as tissues were passed around to wipe away tears.

Close friend Kathleen Ricks described the popular flowerseller as a bubbly, happy and cheerful person.

"She always had a big infectious smile on her face,'' she said.

"She was well loved by all.''

Ms Ricks said plaques had been made up to remember Ms Standing and would be mounted in the places she used to work in.

Ms Standing's body was found in the back yard of her Etna creek home just north of Rockhampton on August 6.

Her former partner, Scott Jobling, and university student Beau Ernest Hinschen have been charged with her murder and are in custody.



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