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Susan Kathleen Hunter

Susan Kathleen Hunter

June 22nd, 1960 – November 6th, 2023 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan on Monday, November 6th. She was taken from us after a brief but courageous battle with PML, a rare brain disease. The world lost a kind and caring woman. Susan was an amazing friend to many, as well as the most loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister anyone could ask for.

Susan was born in Winnipeg and spent her early years growing up on Martin Avenue in Elmwood. Summers were spent at the Bird family cottage in Matlock.  During the school year she would take piano and swimming lessons. Susan was an experienced swimmer and lifeguard instructor. She attended Elmwood High school, where she was an active member in the school, band, and yearbook editor in her final year.  

After graduating high school in 1978, Susan entered the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Manitoba, where she specialized in Clothing and Textiles. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 1982 with Honours and began her career in the textile industry.

During university, Susan started dating Charlie, even though they had known each other for years. They were married on June 4th ,1983, and moved to Ottawa shortly thereafter to start their new life together. While in Ottawa she worked as a designer for a clothing store.  Each winter they enjoyed skating on the Rideau Canal and stopping to have a Beavertail. 

In 1986 they relocated for Charlie’s work to Belleville, Ontario.  It was here where her first child Kerri was born in February 1987.  The family grew again in 1990, with the birth of Tyler in November.  Susan was a full-time stay at home Mom. She volunteered at the children’s schools and was very involved in their extracurricular activities. Susan cherished every day she spent raising her kids and those memories remain fondly in the hearts of her children. 

The family then spent four wonderful years in North Bay, Ontario before settling in Winnipeg. They resided here for the remainder of her years. During this time, she supported her children as they grew up, graduated, and eventually started careers in science and medicine.

Susan’s days were filled with sewing, baking, gardening, and travelling with Charlie. Volunteering was also very important to her, and she was involved with Seven Oaks Hospital for 20 years. For the past 9 years she also doted daily on her ‘grand puppy’, Maxi. 

She is predeceased by her father Richard. She is survived by her husband of over 40 years Charlie, her two children Kerri and Tyler (Kristina), Mother Bevis, sister Maureen, and brother Michael (Rhonda). She is also remembered by numerous (brother and sister) in-laws, (great) nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life in honour of Susan, at 11:00am on Mon. Nov 27th, at Voyage Funeral Home (220 Hespeler Ave).

In lieu of Flowers the family has established a donation page with CancerCare Manitoba, as Susan was also a cancer survivor.

Click on the link below to donate.

2023 Memorials: In Memory of Susan Hunter – CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (cancercarefdn.mb.ca)

Susan, we love you and miss you. You are now at Peace.

7 thoughts on “Susan Kathleen Hunter”

  1. I grew up with Susan and have known Charlie since Jr. High School. Both top notch people. Susan was always kind and caring. My condolences to Charlie and the whole family. A terrible loss.

  2. Dear Charlie, Kerri, Tyler/Kristina and families,
    For the time we were neighbours on James Carleton Drive, we will always cheeish the loving, friendly person Susan was! Our condolences to all!
    – Keith, Jan Middleton & families

  3. Charles I am very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Chris and I met both of you at prenatal class in Belleville Ontario . We both were on maternity floor at the same time . We used to go to each others homes in Belleville until you moved to Manitoba.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We remember Susan as a friendly person then when she became a Mother was a devoted Mother.

    Sincerely, Anne Marie REATH

  4. I meet Susan and Charlie when our boys played hockey and went to school together. We enjoyed hours of friendship at the hockey arena and celebrating our Anniversaries together. Susan you were an amazing and special friend and will be truly missed.
    One of your many hockey moms
    Debbie Bento

  5. Our thoughts & prayer are with you Charlie and entire family in this difficult time. I just formally met Susan & Charlie a few months ago but have know them for years. A wonderful couple who devote their time to giving back to all in need. I will miss our conversations with her. Thank you for being a devoted volunteer at Seven Oaks Hospital. May she RIP and perpetual light shine upon her.
    Walter Carranza

  6. You will be missed beautiful Susan. Our condolences to Charlie, Kerri and Tyler; you were indeed blessed with a lovely wife and mother. Thinking of you.
    The Soares family

  7. We are very sad that Susan passed away. Susan was a wonderful next door neighbour, very friendly and so good natured. We admired Susan for how much she supported her children as they grew up. We will miss her very much.

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