Susan Ann Smith
Passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2019 in the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital
Susan is survived by her husband, John A. Smith; her 5 sons, Andrew (Sharon), Richard (Cheryl), David (Tanya), Stephen (Zandra), and Geoffrey (Tara); her 15 grandchildren, Jonathan, Danielle, Owen, Nigel, Ava, Alex, Madelyn, Olivia, Zachary, Sadie, Zoey, Simon, Stephanie, Mackenzie, and Ben; and her siblings Roger, Stephen, and Joey.
Susan was born to Harry and Frieda Stroud in Hamstead Marshall, Berkshire, England, on October 7, 1939. She trained as a nurse at Salisbury Infirmary, England, and then embarked on an adventure to Canada with her lifelong friend Judy in 1963. She met John Smith, married, and together they built a family and a great Canadian life at the corner of Fourth and Prospect Streets in Bowmanville. She worked as a nurse at Oshawa General and later Strathaven Nursing Home for many years, distinguishing herself as a compassionate caregiver. She enjoyed gardening, travel, and spending time with friends and family. Her ability to connect with all people was her special gift. Stray animals were also embraced and welcomed into her home and her heart. Susan had a deep appreciation for all the beautiful little things in the world. Happiness was her kitchen where she would sing her wisdom and where family and friends were served with love. Her greatest joy was her growing family, of which she was the epicenter.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring teams at Lakeridge (Oshawa) and Sunnybrook Hospitals.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 127 Liberty St. S. Bowmanville on Tuesday August 13th, 2019 at 11 am. Interment will follow at Bowmanville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Conference or the Charity of your Choice.