1974 - 2024
Susan was born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran. Our family left Iran when she was 9 and spent a year in England, 2 years in Paris and 2 years in Corner Brook, Newfoundland before arriving in Toronto. Susan attended Georges Vanier Secondary School and was the valedictorian of her graduating class. She completed her bachelor’s degree at McMaster University in Social work and Political Science and a Master’s in Adult Education at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto. She had a successful career in Human Resources. She began her work answering employee assistance phone calls, then moved to Price Waterhouse Coopers and took on an assignment in London, England. There she strengthened relationships with family who lived in England and met new friends. She returned to Toronto and gradually moved from pre-departure and expat human resources work to compensation. She enjoyed her time at The Four Seasons Hotel, which came with perks of additional travel. Her last position was as a Senior Manager in HR at CIBC. Wherever she went, Susan made lifelong friends. Susan was kind, caring, bright and interested in travel and trying new things. She enjoyed swimming, yoga, taking pictures and the outdoors. She welcomed Jasper into her home in 2020, he continues to bring countless hours of love, enjoyment and distraction. Our family is grateful for the support Susan received from her friends over the course of her illness. Susan is predeceased by her father, Hossein, and survived by mother, Shirin, and brothers, Abbas (Raymond) and Hassan. Memorial donations can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.