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the weekends, selling fresh produce from Guy’s farm to the community before the complex was built.
Then the juggle between family life and business began. Lorna opened two successful fruit shops – one was on Fifth Avenue, Sandgate, and the other in Nudgee. Leonard had Sue Brothers, a furniture manufacturing factory that employed 100 staff and supplied to Super Amart. Leonard’s Uncle Jimmy Sue-Tin also owned Sue’s Korner in Boondall, making the family a popular household name.
Together with being a busy business owner and mother, Lorna cared for her parents and in-laws. She is grateful for that time and loved nursing them. Lorna and Leonard have lived
 Wtory Aleasha Bliss
hen Lorna began dating her now- husband Leonard at 16, she could not have imagined how instrumental
their business ventures would be within their community. Lorna Sue-Tin married into a family with many business goals, and became a crucial part of the family’s success.
As Lorna and Leonard’s relationship strengthened, they married in 1948 and started their own family. Leonard’s father Guy purchased a vacant block of land that is now home to Brighton Shopping Centre on Beaconsfield Terrace. It was there, in 1968, that the couple started a pop-up shop on
Lorna Sue-Tin

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