WEARMOUTH, Sue-Anne

September 5, 1955 – December 23, 2021

Sue-Anne Wearmouth of Cochrane, Alberta died on December 23, 2021, with family at her side.

Sue-Anne was the eldest of six children and took on the role with confidence, a leadership quality that continued through her life. While raising her two children she obtained a Diploma in Business Administration and then Interior Design. She went on to a successful career and business in the Interior Design industry – a sharp contrast to growing up working with her dad and siblings in the family demolition business. Sue-Anne worked with a few design firms but shone as an entrepreneur with her company Sawbrand Designs. Her talents and contributions to the industry were recognized this year, receiving a fellowship in the Interior Designers of Alberta.

Sue-Anne and her mare, Tess were inseparable for the past 15 years. With Tess she excelled in horsemanship. The two of them worked endlessly to perfect their teamwork in the arena and on the range. This year while struggling with failing health she was still able enough to attain Stage 8 of the Glenn Stewart equine program, win a little money in some ranch rodeos over the summer and receive the Cowgirl Up Award at the Cochrane Ranch Rodeo. It was both heart-breaking and heart-warming when Sue-Anne’s health was failing, she took her last ride, and then graciously handed over the reins, ensuring Tess went to a good home where she can continue her work.

Sue-Anne volunteered for many different associations, schools and events including the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Committee for 15 years.  She was an avid skier and instructor for many years.

If you know the Wearmouth name, you know she has many loving siblings and cousins but of note, she was predeceased by her father and mentor, Bill in 1997. She is survived by her mom, Sue Robinson, children Jessica and Grant Belbin and grandchildren, Drew, Mara and Kai. With such a diverse set of interests, Sue-Anne had many friends in many circles, in particular the “B-55s”, her gang from high school who continue to be life-long friends.  

In lieu of flowers please consider Sue-Anne’s charities: The Josephine Wearmouth Memorial Doctorial Scholarship at the UofC, The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

A Virtual Celebration of Sue-Anne’s Life took place on Friday, January 14th.

Please find below the link to download the recording of the services for the late Sue-Anne Wearmouth. It will be available for download at this link until February 12, 2022. You must download the video, then watch it on your device.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wp33adfdvdsahkk/Funeral%20Service%20for%20the%20late%20Sue-Anne%20Wearmouth.mp4?dl=0

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

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

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  1. On 27/12/2021 at 7:17 pm Clay and Judy Sliger Said:

    To Jeff, Joanne and all extended family: We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of Sue-Anne. We know she will be sadly missed by all. Our sincere condolences.
    Clay and Judy Sliger

  2. On 28/12/2021 at 9:32 am Candice & Ron Tkachuk Said:

    Heartfelt condolonces to all Sue-Anne’s family and friends.
    We had the privilege of meeting Sue-Anne through Glenn Stewart and The Horse Ranch.
    I/we will miss her giving heart, her kindness, her love of Tess and her humor.

  3. On 28/12/2021 at 9:36 am Joanne and Ted Brown Said:

    Dear Jessica and Grant.
    Please accept my sincere condolences ! Sue Anne was the best of friends. She took me under her wing when I arrived in Calgary at age 15 and we meet at the bus stop going to St. Francis for my first day! Who would have known we would remain such good friends for 51 years! Your mom was One of a kind ! She left us with grace and such great memories!
    Love ❤️ you and may God Bless SueAnne as she rides unto the sunset! Ted and Joanne

  4. On 28/12/2021 at 10:24 am Heather Brosseau Said:

    To Sue-Anne’s family and friends. So sorry to hear of her passing she will be missed and her memories cherished by many. So glad I got to have a visit with her in August. RIP my cousin Heather and Miles Brosseau

  5. On 28/12/2021 at 10:27 am Louise hillman Said:

    So very sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Louise

  6. On 28/12/2021 at 11:44 am Arlene and Don Hepburn Said:

    We met Sue-Anne through our common love of horses. She was generous with her time and knowledge. A shining light whenever we came together. Our sincere condolences to Sue-Anne’s immediate and extended family. RIP Friend.

  7. On 28/12/2021 at 12:08 pm Moe Tynan Said:

    I’m saddened to hear of Sue-Anne’s passing.
    My heart breaks for you, her family.
    Jess & Grant, you’re in my prayers.
    Sue, you’re in my thoughts.
    Moe

  8. On 28/12/2021 at 12:44 pm Millie Atkinson Said:

    I am sad to hear of Sue-Anne’s passing. Over the years we had many business and personal events. She paid attention to every detail and always with a smile was able to execute even difficult projects. She was experienced, talented, and loving. My thoughts and prayers will go out to her and her family at this most difficult time. She will be missed and I asked my mom in Heaven to check in on her and make sure she’s ok and warm. God Bless you Sue-Anne. No longer is anything difficult – just peaceful. Eternal Rest Grant Unto You Sue-Anne.

  9. On 28/12/2021 at 1:01 pm Stephen Lamoureux Said:

    When Christy and I moved to Calgary 23 years ago, Sue-Anne was my first design boss and mentor. To this day I still follow many of the teachings and wisdom that she imparted on me, as a designer, a business owner but more importantly as a person. She truly was an important part of who I am and for that I am truly grateful. SAW will be missed but her legacy will carry on. Much love to Grant and Jessica.

  10. On 28/12/2021 at 1:02 pm Sean Crawford Said:

    I am very sad to hear of Sue-Anne’s passing. Sending my deep condolences to you Jess & Grant and to all your family.
    SAW was my first boss out of Design School and was a tremendous mentor, teacher and friend. From her I gleaned the importance of Professional relationships, continual learning and development, how to enjoy life (and a little scotch) and to pursue one’s passions. She will be missed. SC

  11. On 28/12/2021 at 2:01 pm Nicole Henson Said:

    My deepest condolences to Sue-Anne’s family and many friends. She was an incredible soul who’s joy for life and many talents shone bright for all to see. We met through horses at a Glenn Stewart clinic and then became friends as she helped me with numerous staging and design projects. I learned so much from Sue-Anne about business, design and creating beautiful spaces. I loved spending time with her and will miss her so much. May she rest in peace and may her legacy continue to inspire all who knew and loved her. ~Nicole

  12. On 28/12/2021 at 5:50 pm Judy MacKenzie Said:

    Sue-Anne will be remembered by all her Ranch Rodeo saddle pals, especially those who we were priveleged to ride with her on our Cowgirl Cattle Company Ranch Rodeo Team, out of Cochrane. We travelled all over Southern Ab for many years and she was our task master and rules interperetor extrodinaire! We thank her brother Jeff for hauling her and Tess to the last two, at Madden and lastly Cochrane, where she deservedly won the “Cowgirl Up” award. There wasn’t a dry eye in the arena as she proudly raced around the track gripping that award, while wired up to her oxygen bottles! What a Cowgirl! We loved her, admired her and will miss her dearly.

  13. On 29/12/2021 at 9:50 am Sandie Zobell Said:

    I am shocked and sadden to learn of the passing of Sue-Anne. She was such a kind person! She graduated the year before me from Interior Design Program and I had worked on a few projects with her over the years. She was such a professional. Sincere heartfelt condolences to her family.

  14. On 29/12/2021 at 10:43 am Laura Lee Ross Said:

    My deepest condolences to Sue-Anne’s family. She was a genuinely kind and caring person always quick to offer words of encouragement and share a good laugh. She will be missed by so many.

  15. On 29/12/2021 at 11:15 am Anne and Bruce Brander Said:

    To all of cousin Sue-Anne’s family we send loving thoughts. She was a very special lady and will be dearly missed. Love Anne & Bruce

  16. On 29/12/2021 at 3:17 pm Brian Reimer Said:

    Sue-Anne will be missed deeply by her friends from the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Committee. She embodied the best of us – making everyone from Drivers and Outriders to Advertisers and first-time guests feel welcome and a part of our Stampede family. Sue-Anne’s passion, hospitality and generosity epitomized the western way of life. Ride on.

  17. On 29/12/2021 at 4:26 pm Chris Belan Said:

    To Sue Anne’s family. I am an acquaintance of Sue’s through the Chuckwagon She will be deeply missed as not only a dedicated volunteer on our committee but as a great friend whose company I always enjoyed sharing. Sue Anne was a true ambassador for Chuckwagon racing and western heritage. i will miss my friend.
    Condolences Chris and Linda Belan

  18. On 29/12/2021 at 5:12 pm Edith Wearmouth Said:

    To Grant, Jessica, Auntie Sue, Jeff, Patty, Dan, Greg, and Scott and families, my sympathy to you all. A few weeks ago Sueanne said “Why do all our “naughty” childhood stories involve the two of us?”. Indeed we shared much over the years. Sueanne always had class right to the end. She had a tenacity that carried her through life. Her love of anything horse related showed up as she became an excellent horse woman. I miss you so much cousin. I hope your ridin’ the wind now.
    Love you forever and beyond
    Edith and all of us at WineGlass Ranch

  19. On 29/12/2021 at 6:44 pm diane lee haas Said:

    so sad to here of sues passing as are paths crossed at mrc and numerous design functions..wow sue was so spirited and filled with passion in design and in people..will miss her and know she lived a full life filled with family and friends..god bless her!..(xoxo)..di

  20. On 29/12/2021 at 7:30 pm Kathleen Carbury Said:

    To Jessica, Grant and Wearmouth Clan.. we are all trying to process the loss of Sue-Anne. As one of the B55’s our many years of memories built will always bring a smile to my face. How lucky was I to call Sue-Anne my very good friend. She was non-judgemental with a courage for life that is hard to find. My life is now a little less bright without you in it. All future gatherings of the B55’s will have a place set for Sue-Anne. That I can promise.

  21. On 30/12/2021 at 9:51 am Dave Lantz Said:

    The Stampede Family will miss you Sue Anne. I am so happy I was able to meet and visit with you .
    R.I.P.

  22. On 30/12/2021 at 10:43 am Paul Van Ginkel Said:

    Sue-Anne was a long standing and cherished friend. Her warm and classy demeanour made every occasion better. Her personal and professional achievements were very impressive and inspiring. She will be missed by countless people.

  23. On 30/12/2021 at 10:49 am Maggie MacKenzie Boyes Said:

    Dear Wearmouth clan

    So deeply saddened to learn of Sue-Anne’s passing.Please accept my deepest condolences and may your loving memories comfort you all at this difficult time.

    Maggie Mackenzie Boyes

  24. On 30/12/2021 at 12:40 pm Nancy Lowery Said:

    So saddened to hear of Sue-Anne’s death. Our last conversation was about horses and her health. As with all her accomplishments in horsemanship and life she downplayed the gravity of her situation. She mostly talked about the wonderful help of family and friends to keep her in the saddle. Sue-Anne and I met on our horsemanship journeys so most of our conversations centered around that shared love. Sue-Anne became a valued member of my team and never failed to show up to help with a Stampede demonstration. Thanks for the ride Sue-Anne, my condolences to your family. Nancy & the whole herd

  25. On 30/12/2021 at 2:02 pm Marion Wearmouth Said:

    My condolences to all Sue-Anne’s family. My heart goes out to Jessica and Grant. A big thank you to her loving family for the care and love given in those last difficult weeks, to keep her as comfortable as possible.
    She strove for and achieved the best in all she attempted, and was a willing, gracious and loving mentor to so many of her friends.
    You will be missed Sue-Anne, and I know our fathers and uncles have welcomed you and you are riding the greatest trail rides in the sky.
    RIP
    Marion Wearmouth and Family

  26. On 30/12/2021 at 4:26 pm Cindy Remington Said:

    Sending deepest condolences to Sue-Anne’s family what a terrible loss for you all. I first met Sue-Anne through Doreen Koroluk and we became friends too. We trail rode together, did the Stars ride and as we are all Virgos the 3 of us met yearly to celebrate our birthdays either out on the trail or in Bragg Creek it was always so much fun!! Our last visit she came to have lunch with us both at the Barn to visit and hang out with the horses, never knew that would be out last in person visit. We congratulated her on all her successes this past year and I know she was especially proud of her Cowgirl Up Award at the Cochrane Ranch. She will be dearly missed. I will always remember her kindness, talent and love of her family and Tess. She was all Grit and no Quit!

  27. On 31/12/2021 at 9:44 am Jane Lawson Said:

    My deepest sympathy to Sue-Anne’s family. I will always remember her quick smile and her ability to connect instantly with everyone she met! Please give Tess an extra treat…she will be missing her deeply as well.

  28. On 31/12/2021 at 9:47 am Donna & Peter Doucet Said:

    Sue-Anne our friend, you will be missed & never forgotten. Our condolences to your mom, daughter, son, siblings & so many family and friends. We enjoyed so much our time together & your many tales of your life & accomplishments & you were so excited when you reached Stage 8 of the Glenn Stewart equine! I will never forget the joy in your eyes! Ride oxygen free amiga xo

    Your in my thoughts, my heart & when we close our eyes at night in our dreams

  29. On 31/12/2021 at 12:55 pm Katherine and Norm Breadner Said:

    Deepest sympathy to the Belbin and Wearmouth families. Sueanne was a talented designer and was involved in many of our projects. When you ride horseback with someone for hundreds of miles you get to know them well. She was a good friend and we will miss her.
    Katherine and Norm Breadner.

  30. On 02/01/2022 at 11:01 am Shannon Maureen Simmonds Said:

    I met Sue-Anne many years ago through horses. I had the great opportunity to connect with Sue-Anne many years later. I was able to ride with Sue-Anne and her beloved Tess as we reconnected. She was the epitomy of Cowgirl. She was quick to share her knowledge and was a great friend. Woodrow and I will miss you as will many people. I was so fortunate to know such a committed and caring person. We had lots of laughs that won’t be forgotten. Always a cowgirl.

  31. On 02/01/2022 at 12:43 pm Heather MacKay Said:

    I was so sad to hear of Sue-Anne’s passing. We meet through RODEO and CHUCKS as her Uncle Bobbing and my dad Bob MacKay were Rodeo friends and kept in touch for years. Sue-Anne and I connect instantly and she always had a smile, hugs and talked about her design company. Her horsemanship was great and she was proud of TESS. Sue-Anne will be missed by many. Hugs to the children and grandchildren. Blessings and light. Heather

  32. On 02/01/2022 at 9:19 pm Linda Petryshen Said:

    My heartfelt condolences to all of Sue-Anne’s family. I cherished her friendship for the past 30 years and will miss her greatly. She was an amazing woman, a great roommate and a professional always. I have many wonderful memories of the times we spent together.
    Rest in peace sweetie.
    Linda

  33. On 03/01/2022 at 3:38 pm Natasha Jalbert Said:

    Jessica and Grant, your mom was such a wonderful mentor in the interior design community.
    She was so patient and always positive with us new inexperienced designers. A true teacher, she saw interior designers as ‘ambassadors of change’ and was a change maker herself. She will be missed.
    My sincere condolences, Natasha

  34. On 06/01/2022 at 3:29 am Danita and John Brogan Said:

    We met Sue-Anne through horses, but quickly realised her talents were in so many areas: music, art, design, athleticism and friendship. We greatly admired her wit, her worldliness and skills and were envious of her ability to do anything and relish everything. She was encouraging and positive to all and was ever fun, diplomatic and wise.

    We are so sad at her passing. She grabbed her life here with both hands and ran indeed. What a legacy is that!

    ‘Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light’

    Our sincere condolences to her children, grandchildren, mum, siblings and cousins.
    We all mourn her passing, Danita and John Brogan

  35. On 06/01/2022 at 9:01 am Joy & Lindsay Eklund Said:

    We are so sad for all the family, and send our love to each of them. Sue-Anne was a great friend to us through many joys and challenges. She spent many hours in the saddle with us, helping gather and move cattle or just enjoying a day on her beloved horse and sharing a story in the tack room after a days’s adventures.. Sue-Anne’s passion in designing was a gift to us in rebuilding our home, and in the expertise she so willingly shared with so many. We admired her sense of style in all things, her determination and her kind heart. What a gal! We miss you Sue-Anne but we know that your journey continues in the love you have shared. Love Joy & Lindsay

  36. On 06/01/2022 at 8:05 pm Robyn Kurbel Said:

    Sue-Anne was a phenomenal woman and someone I will always admire. I was fortunate enough to ride many times with her on our ranch rodeo team. Her and I would often come up with a plan for the event and then we would always joke afterwards that as usual no one followed the plan!! It was because of Sue-Anne I began my path to learn more about horsemanship and challenge myself to do better with my horses. I loved spending time with her at Glenn Stewart clinics when he came to Cochrane. I am forever thankful to her and my teammates for taking me under their wing and inviting me to ride with them. Sue-Anne will always hold a special place in my heart. My condolences to your family on the loss of a great woman.

    Robyn, Brian, Quinn and Paige

  37. On 06/01/2022 at 8:10 pm Kathy Hiebert Said:

    My heartfelt condolences, prayers and thoughts for all of Sue-Anne’s family. Sue-Anne leaves a bountiful legacy with her family she so loved, horsemanship, design, volunteering, all her kindness, love, wit and humour. I met Sue-Anne and Tess at CCC and she took me under her wing. We shared many CS events, the Browns, and ranch rodeos events with our steeds! I’ll miss more eventful stories with laughter in the saddle and around chuckwagon campfires to which we solved all the worldly events with some wine. My heart will hold all the memories and friendship we had. A Cowgirl Angel Rider in the sky – Giddy Up, Rope em up and Happy Trails my friend until we meet again!

  38. On 07/01/2022 at 12:03 pm Madalyn Bentley Said:

    Deepest condolences to Jessica, Grant, and all of Sue-Anne’s family. She was a dear friend for many years. With love and prayers.
    Madalyn and family.

  39. On 07/01/2022 at 3:22 pm Carol Gardener Said:

    Sending my deep and heartfelt condolences to Jessica and Grant, to Sue Anne’s mother, Sue Robinson, to her siblings Dan, Patti, Jeff and Greg and her entire family. I met Sue Anne in grade one and have many memories of us growing up as young girls in Parkdale. Our friendship spanned the course of our lives and Sue was the friend that any girl could ever hope to have. Remembering her big, talented, admirable life, her kind and gracious heart, and all the memories and good times with our beautiful B55 sister.
    I’ll miss her and am grateful beyond measure…
    In Gods Light and Peace, shine on, my friend
    Carol ❤️

  40. On 08/01/2022 at 9:23 am Jennifer Rattigan (Steinbach) Said:

    Sue-Anne was the first friend I had in Parkdale Community kindergarten. We went to St.Peter’s School together and then reconnected at St.Francis High School in 10th grade. I remember her as a kind, generous, fun loving person and will treasure forever the memories I have of time spent with her. Heartfelt condolences to the Wearmouth family.
    Rest In Peace dear friend.

  41. On 09/01/2022 at 11:50 am Kirk Said:

    I am heartbroken, Sue-Anne was a shining light that I leaned on and I will miss her kindness. Working with her at Stampede was always a highlight. My condolences to the Wearmouth family.

  42. On 09/01/2022 at 7:16 pm Diane Chomik Said:

    My condolences to Sue-Anne’s family. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that you all have many sweet memories to comfort you at this difficult time. I met Sue-Anne through the horse world and know how passionate and accomplished she was. Sending hugs and prayers. ❤️

  43. On 10/01/2022 at 12:13 pm Gordon Ross and Richard Cote Said:

    Sue-Anne was a force to be reckoned with, everyone who knew her loved her passion for life and her love of horses. We met Sue-Anne through the Calgary Polo Club 17 years ago and made many fun memorable memories over those years. We will miss our one of a kind friend dearly. Our deepest condolences to Sue-Anne’s family and friends. With much love, Gordon Ross and Richard Cote

  44. On 11/01/2022 at 10:20 am Dixie Stewart Said:

    My Dear Friend.
    What to say.
    I first met Sue Anne through a mutual love of horses, and to simply say that throughout the years we shared many amazing and wonderful times together, is an understatement of so many important placemarkers in time she enriched by having being there.
    I think the first time we met was in Calgary at a Parelli Tour stop, my girls were both little. I remember she had come to say goodbye at the end of the day, and I said you better stick around a little longer, theres going to be a draw for a free trip to the Parelli Study Center in Pagosa Springs CO and you have to be here when your name is called. She stayed, and I’ll never forget. Pat drew a name; said the the winner is from Calgary. She is a lady. And her first name is two names!! SUE ANNE WEARMOUTH! So of course she went, fearlessly all that way, with her little truck and trailer and a beautiful palamino mare named Bella.
    And so began a friendship and more shared experiences than I could ever recount. Hours and days in the saddle or a grandstand together. Glorious moments and not so glorious moments, where you look over and we’ed both be sunburnt, covered in sweat caked dust and exhausted, us and our horses sides heaving, still having not accomplished quite what we’ed had in mind. Or soaking wet and freezing our asses off feeling sorry for our ponies thinking we’ed just as soon have a do over. That shared recognition that tomorrow was another day, or holy christ what just happened, we’ed try again, and in the meantime there was a glass of Pino Grigio to have a cheers with and maybe a catnap.
    But more often than not, there were victory cheers of something mastered, or the thrill of something extraordinary witnessed together. Sue Anne was a big part of my girls Carson and Keilys lives growing up, she was always a cheerleader for them and watched everything from skating to dance to Calgary Stampede Crownings.
    Her energy and relentless pursuit of knowledge was something else. You would get a glimpse of movement and there would be Sue Anne, riding in the dusk when the rest of us were done, and up early practicing in the morning mist. She was an inspiration, in her sense of adventure, class, independence, dedication, deadly sense of style and humour. No matter what the occasion or circumstance, Sue Anne brought a perspective of graciousness and appreciation, both of which were contagious. From Brazil to the Mountains, from Tennessee and Kentuckys’ Road to the Horse, from Calgary Stampede buckles and crownings, to Extreme Horsemanship and Chili Cook offs, didn’t matter what it was; it was better with Sue Anne there.
    Heaven will be no different. Till I see you again my friend, it was an honour. It damn sure was.
    My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of Sue Annes family and friends.
    With Love,
    Dixie.

  45. On 11/01/2022 at 8:10 pm Megan Kozminski & Kyle Fargey Said:

    We will miss Sue-Anne’s zest for life! She was such an energetic and talented individual. Sue-Anne was also a loyal, compassionate and understanding friend. Her love of horses, commitment to many different disciplines, and excitement for all things horse-related lives on in all of us who were lucky enough to share that passion with her. Love you long time Sue-Anne! And you know it ❤️ RIP friend

  46. On 14/01/2022 at 3:08 pm Minette Stante Said:

    What a beautiful service! Sue-Anne will truly be missed. My heart goes out to friends and family.
    Minette

  47. On 14/01/2022 at 3:26 pm Rene & Arvid Aasen Said:

    Our thoughts are with Sue-Anne’s family. Sue-Anne was one of a kind and she will be thoroughly missed by everyone she touched. She was always laughing and telling stories which we all enjoyed. We were very fortunate to have a great visit with her in September. RIP dear cousin. Love you.

  48. On 08/02/2022 at 9:50 pm Laura and Ron Read Said:

    Deepest condolences to all Sue-Anne’s friends and family.
    Sue-Anne was my lifelong friend. We met at the Holy Cross hospital when we were born and our mothers kept the friendship going through much of our childhood.
    As we aged and life got busy, we still found time to celebrate our September birthdays and swap each year’s stories.
    I will deeply miss her.

  49. On 13/02/2022 at 4:39 pm Bruce Schultz Said:

    A shock to hear of the loss of such a good friend, from times gone by 30 years ago ! We will meet again up there and share all the stories to get caught up on ! Biggest Hugs ever❤️❤️❤️