Obituary of Susanne Law
January 29, 1927 – January 11, 2018
Mom died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband and our father Robin. She was the loving mother of Madeleine (Dan Welton), Graham and Jennifer (Bruce Fraser), and is survived by her adored four grandchildren: Jack, James, Roslaynd and Sophie.
Born and raised in Winnipeg with an adventurous spirit (and a bit of a temper), mom attended the University of Manitoba. In the summers she worked in the Victoria Dining Room of Chateau Lake Louise, making time to climb the south peak of the restaurant’s namesake Mount Victoria. Upon graduation from university she moved to Toronto, starting a career in the securities business where she met Robin. During her spare time in those early Toronto days she obtained her pilots license, flying out of the Toronto Islands.
Mom and dad started dating in earnest after meeting again at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, marrying in 1960. She continued with her career a few more years until the day came (somewhat reluctantly) to set it aside and refocus on starting a family.
Mom held various volunteer board positions and was an active member with the Garden Club of Toronto. One of the notable projects into which she devoted much time, effort and affection was the restoration of the Casa Loma Gardens. At home she passionately cultivated her own garden for over 50 years, the beauty of which enriched all our lives.
Mom and dad were both enthusiastic travelers. As a family we spent many summers visiting Minaki, mom’s childhood family cottage built by her grandmother in 1914. We also enjoyed ski vacations to various resorts in Canada and the US. As mom’s eyesight started to fail she became even more determined to see as much of the world as possible, and she and dad’s adventures took them extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China, Russia and the United States.
Mom will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
A funeral will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church - East Chapel, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. A reception will follow.
Special thanks to the wonderful team at The Claremont for making mom so comfortable, to Anne Deacon for her loving care, to the CCAC Palliative Care team and to Drs. Robert Devenyi and Graham Trope at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital for all their care over the years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada. Call 416-483-0200 or www.glaucomaresearch.ca. Cheques may be mailed directly to: Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215E, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.