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Fiche créée le : 2008-11-29
Père : Michael Waly
Mère : Jenny
Décès le : 2008-11-29
Parution : 2008-12-02
Conjoint(e) : Ron Suttie
Paru dans : The Guardian, Charlottetown, PEI

SUTTIE, Mary 2008-12-02 SUTTIE Mary (Marie) Suttie (nee: Waly) died on November 29th, 2008 at the age of 96 years. A resident of Thunder Bay her entire life, Marie died in St Joseph‘s Hospital after a lengthy hospital stay. The eldest of five children, Marie was born in Fort William on October 5, 1912 to Michael and Jenny Waly. Marie was raised in the family home on Southern Avenue where she was a great help to her parents in caring for her siblings and helping with the running of the household. She also attended Ogden School. Marie met Ron Suttie while working at the Victoria Hotel and then married in 1939. They were the proud parents of Carol (Dave Farrow), Richard (deceased) (Peggy Suikari), Jayne (John Agar) (deceased), Heather (Gerry Belanger), Tom (Celina Karbanik) and Ron (Susan Masters). Their lives on College Street were busy ones. Living first at 232 College and moving up the street where their family continued to grow. In spite of the hard work and business she always spoke fondly of those days on raising a large family so close in age. The house was fully of sporting equipment, especially skis, music, and as Mom said "too much commotion." She held the fort and Ron was able to build up the business of Red River Service. Marie was a wonderful mother, and she raised her family with a firm but loving manner. She was close to her mother-in-law, Margaret Suttie, and with her sisters Annie (Kens) (deceased), and Judy (Ostaff). She and Ron were involved in many community groups such as the Kiwanis Club. Marie was active at Lakeview Presbyterian Church with the Ladies Auxiliary, where she was noted for her lovely baking, prize casseroles and handiwork. She also volunteered as member of the General Hospital for many years. She enjoyed gardening and had a green thumb. Her home offered a warm welcome with tasty meals and baking. There was always a cup of tea and goodies. Marie enjoyed a good chat and was content to spend time at her home gardening, knitting or crocheting. As a cross-country skier she skied well into her seventies and could dance up a storm even into her nineties! In her later years she enjoyed reading and the visits from the library ladies. Marie traveled to Florida many times with Ron as the children got older and took trips to Hawaii, Ottawa, Prince Edward Island, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Windsor, Vancouver and Kingston with, or to be with her children and grandchildren. Marie’s final years were spent living in Glacier Ridge were she made new friends and reconnected with old ones. She kept busy with her walks and enjoyed outings especially to Kakabeka Falls where she would gamely use her walker to enjoy the walks and beauty. Bingo and concerts held her attention and she always seemed to enjoy the musical concerts and many sporting events on TV. She was a proud Leaf fan and followed the team with great loyalty throughout the hockey season. Her greatest achievement was her six children. She gave them a strong sense of family and community. She imposed upon them an excellent work ethic and commitment to doing a job well. The Suttie children have all excelled in their chosen fields with her encouragement and great pleasure. The family remembers their mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother with pride, as she was a woman of grace, inner strength, wisdom and wicked wit. Her life was not always and easy one but she met challenges with grace and internal courage. She may not have always spoken her love but her hugs held volumes and her care was always felt. Marie is survived by her daughters Carol Farrow (Dave) of Kingston ON, Jayne Agar of Thunder Bay, Heather Belanger (Gerry) of Windsor ON, Tom Suttie (Celina) of Thunder Bay, and Ron Suttie (Susan) of Calgary, AB. Grandchildren David Suttie (Jackie), John Suttie (Barbara), Mignonne Belanger of Thunder Bay, Michael Farrow, Susan Costa (Rob) of Kingston ON, Robyn Slater (Chip) of Mequon WI, Christa Sampson (Ryan) of Milton ON, Steven Suttie of Toronto ON, Daryl Suttie, Danielle Suttie (Rodrigo), Dallas Suttie of Calgary AB. Great grandchildren Amanda and Mitchell Suttie, Ashley Suttie, Jack Slater, Mercedes and Pearson Costa and Connor Faulkner also survive her as do many other nieces and nephews. The Suttie family want to extend their thanks for the wonderful care Mom received in her final months at the St. Joseph‘s Hospital Palliative Care Centre. The kindness, dedication and care of all the staff were exemplary. We would also like to thank Rev. Bert Vancook, Rev. Barb Fugelsang, Dr. J.D. Wyant and Dr. D.M. Leishman. A memorial service for Marie Suttie will be held at 7:00pm on December 3rd, 2008 at Lakeview Presbyterian Church (278 Camelot St, Thunder Bay ON) with a time for fellowship and visitation with the family to follow. In lieu of flowers, if friends and family desire donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice Palliative Care Centre. Online condolences may be made through


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