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Susan Susie Lynne Gray (Purves)

October 15, 1948 - September 2, 2021

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Susan was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Lorne and Olive Purves along with her brother Steve. Sue had many happy years growing up in Toronto, loved her summers at the family cottage on Lake St. George, with family and friends. Sue’s family lived in the North York area and she attended Earl Haig Secondary. Sue loved to tell stories of her trips to Atlanta, Nashville and New Orleans with her dad on business trips and of her adventures growing up in the Toronto area. Many stories of “The Hawksnest” and other fun spots, in the entertainment part of the city.

Sue moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia along with her daughters Laura and Julie in 1993. She met George Gray in 1995 and they were married in 1999, on the beach, in Hawaii. With George’s three daughters, Jennifer, Robyn and Heather they were a wonderful blended family. Over the years there were six grandsons Ethan, Matthew, Sylas, Nicholas, Isaac and Alex-Iain and one granddaughter. Sue was ecstatic to be in Seattle with Laura and Mike for Ava’s birth, she finally had her granddaughter! Sue loved them all and was “really happy” when George bought the grandkids a full drum set to entertain themselves at family dinners. Sue loved to entertain the family with many special Christmas’s, Thanksgiving’s and fun times at the cabin at White lake.

Susan became a day one employee at YXX (Abbotsford) when the newly formed airline, WestJet, was barely a year old. Sue was both a customer service agent and rated for inflight. Being flight crew fulfilled a dream she had had since being a young girl. She loved the WestJet owners and co-workers who treated her like family and Sue became a second mother to many of them. Sue retired after 16 years’ service, to enjoy her family, friends, travel, and just be Sue.

Sue’s life and times could fill a book and all that knew Sue instantly loved her for the kind, generous, caring person she was.

Sue’s request was in lieu of flowers, a small donation to the S.P.C.A. or a cancer fund of your choice.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Nancy Mcleod
Relation: Worked with Sue at Westjet

Sue was a wonderful lady. We had many laughs and heard many stories. She will be missed.

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Sue’s request was in lieu of flowers, a small donation to the S.P.C.A. or a cancer fund of your choice.

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