Susie Marie Esser (nee Janzen)

Dec 10, 1942 – Jan 30, 2018
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Sue Esser on January 30th, 2018 at the age of 75 Years. She was born in Coaldale, Alberta on December 10th, 1942 to Martin and Annie Janzen. Following graduation, Sue enrolled in the Galt School of Nursing where she became an RN. She was a proud graduate of the Class of 1963. On September 14th of that same year, she married her beloved husband Robert Esser. They enjoyed 51 wonderful years together before Robert’s passing on March 26th, 2015.

Sue loved caring for all things whether it be people, animals or plants. She took great pride in her yard and garden. She also enjoyed reading, sewing and cross stitch. When she and Robert retired, they had the opportunity to travel extensively. Above all, she cherished time spent with her granddaughters. She was most happy when she was surrounded by the love and laughter of her family.

Sue is survived by her son Michael (Lori); daughter Michelle (Phil); her granddaughters Amanda, Megan and Ashley. Also left to mourn her passing, are her sisters Tena (Jac) Enns, Elsie Regier, Nell (Peter) Heier; her brother Bob Janzen; sister-in-law Ruth (Howard) McKeeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sue was predeceased by her parents; loving husband Robert; and brother-in-law Bill Regier.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Sue’s honor may do so to the: STARS Foundation, 1441 – Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7, or the: Parkinson Society of British Columbia, #600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1J9, or to the: East Kootenay S.P.C.A., PO Box 2, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4H6.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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