Born Sept 29, 1927 – passed away March 19, 2004.
Predeceased by her husband Ken and daughter Barbara. Grandchildren – Kenny, Ricky & Shelly.
Susie is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter Esther (Jim) McMillan and grandson’s Patrick (Gina) Coon; Kevin (Melanie) Coon; great grandchildren Alyssa and Kenny as well as many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on March 24, 2004 in Spences Bridge. At her request Susie was cremated. Burial to follow at Cook’s Ferry Indian Band Cemetery at a later date.
Susie loved to travel and the following is a poem written by Raymond Phillips in her memory:
From the earth
It is spring time now
Longer days, shorter nights.
A time of birth, rebirth and of new beginnings.
The warm sun on her cheek
The wind at her back
A restlessness in her soul
Where will she go?
The clouds gather, rain will fall,
Shtuckem flowers begin to bloom
The salmon will arrive soon
A cycle that never ends and never dies.
The children, grandchildren,
The family and friends.
It is from the earth that she arrived
It is to the earth that she returns
Susie’s travels continue
In the hearts and minds of the people that remember.
Susie’s family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and comfort. We are humbled by your support and generosity.