Jeff and Pat Sheather have lived a good life, surrounded by success, love, family, and a community of people who have helped them on their journey. To celebrate their lives, one of their daughter’s reached out to their friends and family and asked them to share some of their favourite stories. The result is Coomooroo—Our Legacy, a collection of shared memories—but not necessarily truths.
Drawn from colleagues, friends, and family, these memories document the journey of the Sheathers. Moving from the rough beginnings of their early years to their nationwide successes and then retirement, this is their story, as told by those who love them the most.
Jeff endured hardship as a young child, but took control of his life in his early teens. He left school, landed a dream job, and met Pat, the love of his life. Eleven children and four properties later, they had established their position in the Angus Stud community. For more than a decade, Jeff and Pat were at the top of their game. They achieved the highest accolades possible within their industry and made many lifelong friends along the way.
Their lives have been remarkable, and they have touched many over the years. It was those friendships that made this project a possibility, and in these words, Sue brings her father’s advice to life: “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”
And theirs is a very good story.