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Susanna Moffat

October 28, 1946 - April 16, 2022

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It is with deep heartache and profound sadness that the family of Sue Moffat announce her passing.  Sue commenced her journey peacefully, at a time of her choosing, surrounded by her loving family.

Sue was born in 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. She fled Hungary with her parents and younger brother during the 1956 revolution, an arduous journey hiking through the mountains at night to reach Austria.  Sue and her family eventually settled in Canada.

In 1977 Sue married Mike and they went on to experience many adventures together, including living in Cambridge Bay, NU and Inuvik, NT before moving to Nelson in 1993. Together they travelled the world and made many good friends along the way.

Family meant everything to Sue and she was thrilled when both of her daughters followed her and Mike to Nelson. She cherished every moment she had with her daughters, grandchildren, and the recent bright light in her life, her two year old great-grandson. She was exceedingly generous and loved to cook delicious Hungarian meals for her family and friends. She was always willing to lend a hand to others.

Mike and Sue eventually retired from work and travel and settled into life with their French Bulldog Holly. During this time Sue rediscovered her love of bridge, spending many hours at the Seniors Centre with her friends.

Sue was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Eva Sommers, and her younger brother Mike Sommers Jr.  She will be dearly missed by her husband of 45 years Mike, daughters Bryna and Shawna (Richard), stepdaughter Lisa (Lyall), grandchildren Alyssa (Dotan), Dane, Colton and Ty, great-grandson Benjamin, and many friends and family members.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mieske and the wonderful nursing staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. McBride and Shannon Perger, who were so caring in Sue’s final moments.

By request there will be no service.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

Sue will be greatly missed and forever loved.

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From: Peter Clement
Relation: Neighbour

My deepest sympathies to Sue’s family on this sad occasion. I was fortunate to know Sue as a neighbour for the past 5 years. She was genuinely friendly and always greeted me with a warm smile and chuckle. I learned that she had been a very successful businesswoman before retirement and I also got to experience first hand some her legendary cooking skills. I took the chance of having her taste some of my own very amateur cooking and baking, and she was always forthright and frank, in a kind way, about letting me know specifically how to improve them…and then coaxed me to learn from her coaching. She was exceedingly proud of her daughters and grandkids and was very close with them until her passing. Her youngest grandson’s first words included “Gigi” as he affectionately called her and she was thrilled to have forged a strong bond with him over numerous visits and real time video calls even at his young age. She bravely accepted her diagnosis about 6 months ago, and lived the last months of her life with the same humour and love and dignity as she always had. She will be missed. May her family and those close to her find comfort in remembering, before long. A good and decent human who lived a full life. May her memory be a blessing.

From: Denise Seguin & Yvon Gauthier
Relation: Sue will always be a dear friend

Dear Mike,
Our hearts reach out to you for what you’re going through. We think of you frequently and praying for you too. If there’s something we can do, anything at all, think of us thinking of you and don’t hesitate to call.

We are so fortunate to have had Sue in our lives – playing bridge and Wizard, going to the movies, enjoying sushi, hungarian food, a good beer – such great memories. Sue will be truly missed and forever cherished in our hearts. All our love, Denise & Yvon
(A donation was made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation)

From: Andy & Elizabeth Komar
Relation: Friends

With great sorrow we heard of Sue’s passing and regret , that we didn’t get to see her recently. She was a very good friend and we shared lot of great memories together. We send our condolences to Sue’s family and hope the pain will be replaced with remembrance of the great memories shared with Sue. Andy & Zsoka Komar.

From: John and Heather Chapman
Relation: friend

So very sorry to hear that Sue has passed. Condolences to all the family. We have many special memories over the years we worked together and became friends.

From: Gloria Germaine Currie
Relation: A fellow Bridge player at the Seniors Center

My condolences to all the family. I knew Sue through Bridge at the Seniors Center. She was a whizz at the game and taught me a great deal. During her last stint playing bridge I was honored to have her invite me to sit with her during coffee break where she shared her feelings at the time.

From: Louise and Roger Benner and family
Relation: Sister to Shawna’s husband, Richard

Dear Shawna, Bryna and all your family – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We hope you have the chance to enjoy reminiscing about your many good heartfelt memories you have of her and your lives together. We did not know her well but can tell from her obituary she was well loved and will be truly missed by many. We will make a donation to KLH Foundation in her name as a remembrance. Best wishes to you all through your grieving process

From: Patti Smithson
Relation: Daughter of Sue's good friend.

Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. I am grateful for Sue’s treasured friendship with my Mom. I hope you and your family are finding solace in Sue ‘s extraordinary experiences and accomplishments. My condolences to you all.

From: Gail Littlewood
Relation: We are friends and sometimes walk our dogs together along Lakeside Park or John's Walk.

Hello Mike, We are so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gail, Alan and Murphy

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