Susan Kowalchuk

Susan Kowalchuk

Sunday, February 9th, 1947 Friday, October 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Susan Mary Kowalchuk

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Susan Kowalchuk, age 73 years announces her unexpected passing on Friday October 9th 2020 at home. Susan was born February 9th 1947 in Port Arthur, Ontario. Susan loved gardening, reading and traveling as well as camping out at Obonga Lake. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She attended Oliver Road Public School and Hammarskjold High School in Port Arthur. In 1965 Susan became an RNA and worked for 10 years on 2 North in St Joseph's Hospital. On December 7th ,1968 she married her soulmate Dave and together they were the proud business owners of Petals and Pots Flower Shops for over 25 years. She was a Sidesman at St Michael's and all Angels Church for many years as well as a member of St. George's Church. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Melissa( Brian) grandchildren Jorja, Austin and Dayton, daughter Sara (Shawn) and grandson Noah of Calgary, mother Mary Anderson, sisters Carolyn Anderson, Judie (Gord)Bradshaw, Christine Parker, brother David Anderson (Ren) all of Thunder Bay, as well as other family throughout Canada, England, Spain and Scotland. Susan was pre deceased by the love of her life Dave, father John Anderson, grandparents Manasse(Hilji) Anderson and Walter(Edith) Miller, Uncle Wallie (Janie) Miller, father in law David(Mary) Kowalchuk, sister-in-law Julie Smigiel, brother-in-law Ronald Parker, niece Michelle Parker and fiance Daniel Brooks, cousin Lorne Cambell. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in the chapel of Sargent and Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court St., with Rev. Gordon Holroyd officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. As directed by the Province of Ontario and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the attendance at the funeral/visitation is restricted to 30% capacity or less and a record of attendance must be maintained. Wearing of masks or face coverings by everyone and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet is mandatory for those attending the services. Should friends so desire, donations in Susan’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Online condolences may be made at

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    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
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    Thursday, October 15th, 2020
    Rev. Gordon Holroyd

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Love, Rob, Nicole & your McDonald's family sent flowers to the family of Susan Mary Kowalchuk.
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Love, Rob, Nicole & your McDonald's family sent flowers to the family of Susan Mary Kowalchuk.
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Cy Zurba

To Susan Kowalchuk's Family . When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you all take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over your family’s now. Betty & I extend our most sincere condolences to the Anderson & Kowalchuk Family. We were close neighbours in 1970. Delivered Flowers at peak holidays for Dave & Susan and enjoyed fishing with Dave and his brother Ken. Great memories to look back on. Regards Cy & Betty Zurba.
Comment | Posted at 02:46pm via Condolence

Love, Rob, Nicole & your McDonald's family

Melissa and family, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Melissa condolences with the passing of your mother.
I have good memories dealing with you and your mother, when you owned Petals and pots
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you, and your family,from Herman Vanduyn (Hillsgreenshouses)
Comment | Posted at 01:18pm via Condolence

Elizabeth Budiselic

Susan was a wonderful co- worker@ St Joseph’s hospital she was loved by staff pts A beautiful person all around condolences to her Mother Mary sisters rest of family she will be missed Bless you all Sincerely Elizabeth Budiselic
Comment | Posted at 10:00am via Condolence

Donna lavoie

So sorry for your loss. Sue & Dave were great to work for. I always thought bout when I worked at petals’n pots. Having to pick up the delivery van at their house & being welcomed by their dobermanns ! My thoughts & prayers are with you . Sincerely, donna kibiuk-lavoie
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