JENNINGS, Susan “Sue” Elizabeth

June 1, 1963 – August 7, 2021

Susan “Sue” Elizabeth Jennings, died peacefully at home, with her family by her bedside, on August 7, 2021 after a valiant battle against cancer. Born on June 1, 1963 to John and Jeannine Jennings in Sudbury, Ontario; she was raised in Ottawa, Ontario and fulfilled her dream of moving to Calgary, Alberta where she spent her final days with her family.

Self-described as a “woman of many hats,” she loved sharing her gifts and talents. She always had a project on the go, whether it was renovating something around her home, working in her garden, or creating restaurant worthy meals for family and friends. There wasn’t much time for relaxing around Sue; her brother always said she woke up with running shoes on, ready to start her day.

She will be remembered most for her amazing laugh, her joyful heart, and her generosity towards those in need. Her faith carried her through life’s challenges, and she found her strength in prayer until her final breath. Most of all she was extremely loving; she always placed family first and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Sue is predeceased by her father John and will be deeply missed by her mother Jeannine, daughter Chantal (Stewart), son Adam (Jolyne), siblings Kim, Pat (Via), and Charlene, her three grandchildren McKinley, Theodore, and Annabelle, along with her nieces and nephew Krista (Ian), Natasha, and Ryan, as well as all her extended family.

A Funeral Service was held at St Mary’s Parish in Cochrane, Alberta on August 12, 2021 at 10:00 am.

There will be a Celebration of Life held in Ottawa, Ontario at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations for a refugee family being sponsored by St. Mary’s Parish, Cochrane.  Donations may be made via phone and credit card (call St. Mary’s Parish Cochrane at 403-932-2944) or by e-transfer (accounting@stmaryscochrane.ca) ** Please note that the donation is to be directed to the Refugee Fund and please provide your name and address for tax receipts. 

You may view the photo tribute that was played at Susan’s funeral service here

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – email: cochrane@piersons.ca – Ph: 403-932-1039

  1. On 11/08/2021 at 2:24 am Christine Gray Said:

    My heart is crying, Sue was an amazing friend & very strong lady, her laugh was the best! So very sorry! Xoxo

  2. On 11/08/2021 at 6:40 am Jo & Harvey Byers Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a beacon of light always full of smiles with an infectious laugh! Our hearts go out to the family.

  3. On 11/08/2021 at 7:36 am Kim Lajeunesse Said:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. I’ve worked with Sue for over 23 years. Through many highs and lows. Sue was always the positive one and with the very unique Sue laugh, who could not laugh right long with her. She will be missed.

  4. On 11/08/2021 at 9:02 am Sylvie Paquette Lussier Said:

    Gone far too soon. What a loss for our family. May we all be comforted by our found memories of Sue, most uniquely, her brilliant laugh and smile. Sue was always so positive and happy. Her faith was so very strong right up until the end. I feel much sadness for you all. I was texting her in her final months and she was so kind, inspiring and loving. Her family is her greatest legacy. See you in Ottawa. Big big hug.

  5. On 11/08/2021 at 10:18 am Leona Yantha Said:

    To know Sue was to love her laugh and her beautiful smile, you couldn’t help but respond in kind. Rest with the angels, Sue.

  6. On 11/08/2021 at 10:47 am Rick, Nina & R4 kids Said:

    It was so nice being around Sue. Her dedication to her family and others was remarkable and enduring. I cannot think of her without seeing her smile and hearing her spontaneous and surprising laugh, which in turn would be reciprocated. It goes without saying how much her family meant to her as well as to us. Thank you Sue for the many fond memories. As much as we will miss you, I know that God has blessed you.

  7. On 11/08/2021 at 7:50 pm Steve and Lynda Kinnear Said:

    Our prayers to the family and friends..She will be watching us all.

  8. On 12/08/2021 at 10:04 am Marina usselman Said:

    So sorry for the loss of your mother Chantel. Thinking of you today in this difficult time

  9. On 12/08/2021 at 10:17 am Olivia Tutt and Jeff Wilson Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family today and everyday

  10. On 12/08/2021 at 11:24 am Nitin Dilawri Said:

    So sorry for everyone’s loss. Such a bright light.
    So glad she made it Calgary.

  11. On 12/08/2021 at 11:33 am Marlene McKenna Said:

    My heartfelt condolences to you Kim, your dear mom, Chantal and all of your family. It was a beautiful service and the photo montage was very touching. Your loss is great and God’s heart is greater still. May He continue to comfort you all and to help you in your grief and healing. I am so sorry for your loss and the sadness it brings. Thank you for live streaming the funeral so we, who could not be there in person, were able to be with you still. Love and prayers, Marlene McKenna

  12. On 12/08/2021 at 11:34 am Christine McClymont Said:

    You’ve touched all of us in so many ways. I am forever grateful for our friendship. You live on in each and every one of us. Until we meet again my friend ..

  13. On 12/08/2021 at 11:34 am Tami Viner Said:

    Bye Sue, sorry we didn’t get to meet in person again but it was so nice to hear your voice and laugh again and that despite your health you remained so optimistic and happy. RIP

    Condolences to all of Sue’s family from all the Viner’s.

  14. On 12/08/2021 at 11:41 am John Putinski Said:

    My wife Sue Lepine was a very good friend of Sues. She will be missed by her and I am sorry I never had a chance to meet Sue. May she Rest In Peace.

  15. On 12/08/2021 at 11:45 am Travis Dowd Said:

    I’ll remember Sue as having a positive presence and brilliance to those around her. It was always a joy to walk into the configuration area and there always being a sense of joy and celebration going on.

  16. On 12/08/2021 at 11:48 am Susan Cox Said:

    Dear Jeannine, Charlene and Family: At a time like this, I find it very difficult to put my feelings into words. However, I do believe that you will be able to keep Susan close to you through the wonderful memories that you all created together. Hang on to those memories!
    My thoughts and feelings are with you through this most difficult time.

    Love, Susan Cox

  17. On 12/08/2021 at 12:07 pm Carole, Donald, Annick, Camille and Andrew Said:

    You always felt happy when you were around Sue. A positive energy radiated from her. And don’t get me started on her laugh. It was the best. My best memory of Sue was at the cousin reunion a few years ago on the French River(girls only). It was a time I will never forget. It just reminded me how the Paquette bond was very strong. We laughed all weekend. Even though it would be the last time I would see Sue, it is forever in my heart. Our deepest sympathies to the family and especially to my godmother, tante Jeannine. Love you all.

  18. On 12/08/2021 at 4:26 pm Karen Edmonds Said:

    Her smile…made you smile. Her laugh…. Made you laugh. When she listened…she listened wholeheartedly.
    She will be forever remembered and deeply missed.
    My condolences to her dear family and friends.

  19. On 13/08/2021 at 7:25 am Lourdes Kelly Said:

    Sue was a beautiful person. She was wise, generous , warm and open; with her beautiful smile and her wonderful laugh!
    I learned so much about life ,faith, courage and serenity from Sue . Sue has left an incredible mark on my soul,
    God bless you Sue.
    With love and admiration , your friend, Lourdes

  20. On 18/08/2021 at 3:31 pm Roberta Farrell Said:

    Sue was such a lovely beautiful person. She had an unlimited amount of energy which she shared with anyone who needed a helping hand. Her radiant smile and laugh lit up every room she walked in. We all loved Sue and will miss her dearly. Sue is now in a happy place. /sincere condolences to the family.

  21. On 20/08/2021 at 2:52 pm Johanne Desrochers Hachem Said:

    Condoléances à toute la famille : Kim, Charlene,Patrick et ma tante Jeannine que j’embrasse très très fort. Voir notre soeur, notre fille, notre cousine, notre amie, etc… partir pour une autre vie est très douloureux. Il nous reste à se rappeler des bons moments vécus en sa présence et cela nous donnera la Force de poursuivre notre chemin. C’est en 1976 à Ottawa que j’ai vu Susan , cette cousine que j’aurais aimé connaître davantage. Aussi mon mari Hassan, et mes 3 enfants ( Sammy, Billy et Élisa) vous disent leurs sympathies.
    Johanne ( fille de Georgette Paquette et Ulric Desrochers).

  22. On 03/09/2021 at 12:09 am Michelle G Said:

    My most profuse sympathies to the Jennings family. Sue and I were teen-agers together and she grew up into an amazing woman. The term that comes to mind can’t be printed here, but so many people succumb to this disease that you just want to yell it at the top of your voice.

    Sue will always have a light in my heart where my most fondest memories of growing up live. Be well Sue on your next journey.

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