Sunbury loses an ‘angel’

Saby Sebastian

Tributes continue to flow for Sunbury Rotary Club president Saby Sebastian described by his loved ones as “an angel who offered selfless service to the community”.

Mr Sebastian died last Wednesday when the vehicle he was in and a school bus carrying three children collided in Diggers Rest.

Mr Sebastian was a member of the Sunbury Rotary Club for the past 15 years and first served as president in 2007-08.

A Facebook page in honour of Mr Sebastian had to be shut down because of the sheer volume of tributes, messages of love and condolences to the family.

Club secretary Mani Seneviratne said Mr Sebastian’s death was a “huge loss”.

“Saby was an angel,” he said. “If you did something wrong by him, he would still hug you and love you anyway. That was the kind of person he was.”

Sunbury MP Josh Bull posted on social media that he was “very saddened” by the news.

“Saby was an outstanding community person who will be missed by many,” he wrote.

The community is invited to join Rotary club members for a function to honour Mr Sebastian’s contributions to the community. It will be held at The Nook Café and Wine Bar, 111 Evans Street, Sunbury, from 6.30pm on Tuesday October 20. Entry is $10.