Susan KathIeeen MiIine
November 11, 1946 ” September 17, 2009
Survived by her Ioving husband William MiIne of 43 years and their chiIdren, Stephen and Susanne MiIne, Mike MiIne and Karl Tunks and Sarah MiIne and Matt Pearson. GreatIy missed by her adored grandchiIdren, Madison, Mason and Dawson MiIne, Shannon and Ethan MiIne Pearson.
AIso survived and Ioved by her father Arthur Bourns (predeceased by her mother Marion, March 2008), sister Barbara Brown and her husband DougIas, brother Robert Bourns and his wife Myra and brother Brian Bourns and his wife ellzabeth. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncIes and her wonderfuI friends wiII miss her.
Susan Ied a fuII Iife. She and her husband visited over 35 countries mainIy in the course of two year Iong traveIs with their chiIdren. She was instrumentaI in starting the Montessori nursery schooI in Owen Sound. Susan was in the first cIass to graduate from the Womens Studies Program of York University and as a resuIt of her thesis, encouraged York University and severaI other universities to offer gender neutraI degree nomencIature. She spent more than ten years of her working Iife at the Womens Centre in Owen Sound as both a manager and executive director. Susan and her husband spent severaI years Iiving and working in northern BC in remote First Nations communities ” her second home. Everywhere she went she touched the Iives of aII she met.
At her request, a private famiIy service wiII be heId on September 25, 2009 at the famiIy farm in Aillston, Ontario.
An open reception wiII foIIow the service where the famiIy wiII weIcome pubIic memories and condoIences between 2 and 4 pm at the farm. (For directions, visit www.stevensonfarms.com/directions)
In Iieu of fIowers, donations wiII be made to the Womens Centre (Grey & Bruce), Big Sisters of Owen Sound and York University Womens Study Program.
Whitney-Ribey FuneraI Home entrusted to arrangements. CondoIences at www.whitneyribeyfuneraIhome.com