It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Latimer. Surrounded by love, Susan left us on February 2, 2015 at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her children Debbie (Doug), Richard (Karen), Curtis (Gwen), Michael and Kate (Brian) and her siblings Fiona, Robert (Cheryl) and Terry (David). Let’s not forget the grandchildren: Justin, Shaylee, Otto, Jenna, Liam, Aidan, Ashley, Jessee, Ty and Paxton along with four great grand kids.
Susan worked for the school district for close to 30 years. Besides her children, her job was her greatest achievement. Working as a certified education assistant and lunch hour supervisor allowed her to hold court and what better place to do that than in the hallway or cafeteria of a high school. The kids called her grandma Susan and she cherished being part of their lives.
Susan loved to shop – a lot! Family members tried to avoid at all cost, being dragged around on one of her excursions. She knew everyone and she stopped to talk to them all. She could spend an hour in Safeway and only buy a few items.
A strong union supporter, Susan served for many years on the local CUPE executive and attended many conferences as their representative. For many years, she was on the negotiating team for the CUPE collective agreement. She joked that the school board office management would hide under their desks when they saw her coming up the stairs.
If there was a cause, she’d be there – you could count on her. Susan lived to help people – in every aspect of her life. She loved her kids, her grand kids and great grand kids with all her heart. She was happiest in their presence.
Susan’s family would like to thank the 4th floor nursing staff and the staff at Bastion Place for their compassionate, loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations for a bursary for underprivileged kids in Susan’s name would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be sent to School District #83, Please include on cheque memo line “Susan Latimer Bursary”.
A celebration of life will be held at Salmon Arm Secondary School, Jackson Campus, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the gymnasium.
Courage, my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world…. Tommy Douglas
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Susan through her obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.