While out on a walk with her husband Daniel and her dog Abigail, Susan collapsed suddenly and was taken to Mackenzie Hospital on July 12th, 2020. She never regained consciousness. Susan passed away the next day at the age of 61. She will be forever remembered and mourned by her husband Daniel, her mother Flora, and her brother John. Susan was also the loving mother of three dogs, Abigail, Jenni, and Missy, all of whom will always wonder where their mommy went.
Susan suffered greatly for decades with chronic migraine and other ailments. Despite this she created a Facebook group to help those in pain. Through this, she brought together many sufferers and helped them through their pain and the effects it had on their lives. The group now has over 1,500 members and helped connect Susan to cousins and other relatives in places like Scotland and New Zealand. Those relatives will also forever miss Susan's presence.
Susan was a talented artist and spent many years working as a graphic designer, most recently at IBM in Markham, Ontario. While at IBM she spearheaded what was called the International Butterfly Migration project, or IBMp. The idea was to create suitable habitats on IBM properties along the path of the Monarch butterfly migration every year, ensuring in some small way that they had a safe place to land on their journey.
Susan was also an extremely creative fine artist, having painted in the past, and more recently developed her own style of wire and bead art. She created necklaces, baskets, abstract shapes, pendants, etc. entirely by hand. They are all beautiful one of a kind pieces of art.
Susan was an avid gardener and environmentalist and would spend hours in a day tending her gardens and talking to the bees and the birds. This was when she was at her happiest.
Susan will be missed the most by her husband Daniel, with whom she spent 26 years doing everything together. He is utterly heartbroken and will never ever be the same person he was.
Elgin Mills Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres
1591 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON, CANADA, L4S 1M9
Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Info: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the visitation is limited to a maximum of 50 people without rotation of guests. Thank you for the support during this difficult time.