Susan travelled 2.5 miles by horse and buggy to school. At 12, at VBS in Gimli, Man., she accepted Jesus. Susan taught in Wingham, Friedensruh, and finally, Winkler, Man., where she lived on the top floor of the schoolhouse, lit the woodstove, and did the cleaning. While teaching in Friedensruh, Susan met John, a Winkler baker, and after their marriage, added her talents for cake decorating and flower design to the bakery. Susan and John moved to Abbotsford, B.C., in 1975, and purchased a flower shop with Susan as head florist. After selling the business, she worked at Safeway until retirement in 2000. Not content to sit at home, Susan became manager for MCC Clothing, Etc., Abbotsford for 5 years. She led Clearbrook MB Church’s catering and decorating committees. Susan did everything without complaint, volunteering and sewing even after her stroke. She cheered on her children, made their favourite meals, and cared for their pets. She took pride in her grandsons.