Susan was born in Rouyn Noranda, and grew up in mining camps in the Canadian north. She was
a long time registered nurse with the Canadian military, and served in Germany and across
Canada. On her retirement she settled in Haileybury, and lived there until her death. She said
“there is a beauty here in nature, in architecture, in local colour and history that is unique”.
Susan was an art patron and an artist whose artwork was noted for its vibrant colours and bold
stroke marks. She was a member and president of Temiskaming Palette and Brush Club, a
stalwart supporter of the Temiskaming Art Gallery where she volunteered many hours as member
and director, a friend of Haileybury Heritage Museum and Temiskaming Home Support.
On her death Susan shared her estate with her family, and made 9 charitable bequests in her Will.
As well as benefitting national charities such as Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes
Association, CNIB and the Arthritis Society, she remembered Temiskaming Art Gallery with a
donation of her artwork and a cash bequest. She also made bequests locally to Community
Cancer Care, Haileybury Heritage Museum, Northern Ontario Art Association, and Northern
Maureen Stewart, curator, Temiskaming Art Gallery, says: Susan had a sparkling personality, a
delicious sense of humour, and a lifelong love of art. She provided a critical infusion of funding
for educational and exhibition at the Gallery.
In addition, Susan’s estate received a tax benefit for her charitable gifts.
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