Van Aarsen, Susan Gail

Van Aarsen, Susan Gail

October 4th, 2019

Peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, October 4, 2019 in her 67th year. Susan was predeceased by her loving husband John, who died October 2, 2019. Loving mother of Jennifer Beatty and Steven (Michelle) Beatty, along with her stepchildren Tiana (Graeme) Baker, Krista Van Aarsen and Alicia (Bryan) Sodawater. Susan will be missed by her grandchildren, who she loved to spoil, Ana Branco, Olivia and Violet Baker, Addison Sodawater, Ryker Beatty-Wolters and Natalie and Evan Beatty. Survived by her siblings Bonnie (Jim) Boland, John (Fatima) Little, Deb (Dave) Pfeiffer and Scott Little. Susan will be missed by her nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Susan was predeceased by her parents Bertha and Duncan Little, her siblings Gary Little, Terry Little, Dennis Little, Sharon Little and Wendy Waldie. A funeral service will be conducted in conjunction with John’s service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada. 

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shawn and PatriciaDear sweet Jennifer and Ryker, what an absolute heart breaking experience. It was an honour getting to meet your mom and John and falling in love with them. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Patricia
PaulinaAlicia, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your step-mom Susan. Please accept my deepest condolences. I will never forget her kindness and beautiful piano playing at the Ed Centre. May she rest with your dad eternally and the family have the strength to bear the great pain.
Kimberly MorleyMy deepest sympathy to you and your family. I worked with Susan many years ago at Beal. She was a wonderful, caring lady. She will be missed.
Nancy MoultonMy deepest sympathies to all of you at this very sad time. Susan was such a special person, always thinking of everyone else and doing special deeds to those around her. She made going to work a pleasure and we became partners in many adventures that I will remember with fondness in the days to come. Susan loved her family so much and it warmed my heart to watch this loving couple share so many good times with their children, grandchildren and siblings and we all benefited from her storytelling at work and when sharing a meal. John and Susan will be greatly missed, And my heart weeps for all their families - but I’m glad that they are still together and forever. Love you both Susan and John - Rest In Peace.
Steve and Tania LewisJennifer, Steven, Michelle and children. It is with heavy hearts we wish to convey our deepest sympathy on your mother’s and grand mother’s passing. She was a very special lady who loved you all very much. She is now in heaven with the love of her life, her beloved husband John, free of all pain! Cherish all those wonderful memories in your hearts forever! She will be sorely missed!
Sherry HillAlicia, my deepest sympathy to you and your family with the loss of your dad and Susan this week. They were truly soulmates and by pictures Susan shared had some amazing holidays together and loved you all dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that knowing that they are together forever in heaven will allow you and your family to heal and remember the wonderful memories you share.
Bert & Barb Middegaal Dear Steve & Michelle. Our condolences are with you at this time of painful loss of both parents. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. When two are taken, love saves their place. Please know that we are with you in thought, in prayer and in love. Tight hugs. Barb & Bert & Girls.
Heather SnowI will always remember Sue’s hearty laugh around the kitchen table at my mom and dads house. I admired her volunteerism and her wonderful skills of persuasive creative writing. She had a gift in many areas. I hope the memories of Sue help ease the heartache. She is so loved xx
Gloria PheatonOur condolences and prayers are with Susan's children and siblings at this time.I am a cousin,one of Reg's daughters.
Christina and Dan PellarinSteve and Michelle, Jen and families. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you through this very difficult time. Susan was a kind soul who adored her family and especially her children and grandchildren. I will never forget her generosity, which will continue to be an inspiration to us all. Wishing you much grace and peace as you battle through this time of loss and transition. Xoxo Christina, Dan and family
Kim ChanI am so sad to read about John and Susan this week. My deepest sympathy to all the family. I worked with Susan at College Avenue S.S. So many fond memories. Susan and John were such wonderful people. They were so loving and giving and loved their family deeply. They will be missed so much! xoxo and prayers, Kim
Rick & Pat Witherspoon We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to Susan and John’s family 🙏. (Reg’s daughter)
PamAlicia I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Dave and Wendy GrunsellWe are so sad to hear of the loss of John and Susan. Two wonderful people with big hearts who will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Jennifer and Steven and family members. Fond memories are a wonderful thing as you transition forward. Peace be with you. xoxo
Harry & Ginnie BakerDear family and friends of Susan ... It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of Susan, quickly following the passing of John, and with foresight we pray that these two indelible spirits are together in the next dimension of living. Our prayers are with each of you as you travel separate as well as collection journey's of grieving your immense losses. May you find the strength and acceptance to be the shoulder for each other to make this adjustment lighter. Remember the gifts of Susan that were a part of each of your lives to carry forward and lived for your own path and the paths of your children. With sincerity and love we remain. CYH
LiaMy heartfelt condoleces I am thinking of you
anne mckillopMy deepest sympathies to the families of Susan and John
Susan HustonI am so sorry to read about the loss of both your parents (and grandparents). I had the pleasure of working with Susan at Woodland Heights P.S. and loved her sense of humour and kindness. I remember her borrowing some things of mine to throw a friend a "tea party" -- just one of her many thoughtful gestures. May good memories sustain you during this most difficult time. My sincere condolences.
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