In - Always in our hearts

  • Judith Thompson lit a candle on 10/14/2009:
    "I miss you"

  • Scott Ford lit a candle on 10/01/2009:
    "Loved, missed and remembered ..."

  • Richard Pinsonneault lit a candle on 09/19/2014:
    "There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart. Ghandi I remember and hold dear the good and positive things of our life together"

About her

Susan Pinsonneault

Susan Pinsonneault

Born: May 29th, 1959

Passed on: September 19th, 2009

Susan Elizabeth Pinsonneault lost her long battle with anxiety and depression on Saturday, September 19, 2009. She was 50 years old.

Susan was married to the love of her life Richard Pinsonneault for eighteen years, and shared an unbreakable bond with her two sisters, Pat and Judith Thompson. Her brother-in-law John Brewin was her trusted advisor on all matters except politics. Richard's large and loving family in Montreal was a bottomless source of affection and fun for her. Susan also enjoyed a close relationship with aunt Barbara and uncle Murray Emmons, cousins Cathy Emmons, David and Cathy (Rinaldo) Emmons, and their children Danielle and Mitchell. For more than 15 years, she quietly and deeply grieved the loss of her beloved mother, Betty Thompson Bauman, who died from cancer at 60 years of age.

Susan adored her tightly-knit community of friends (and their children,) many of whom she had known for over 30 years. A graduate of Eastwood Collegiate Institute in Kitchener and the University of Western Ontario in London, she was at her best in the classroom working one-on-one with children or at her drafting table working up interior design plans. Her years spent working at Kitchener City Hall in the Mayor's Office were among her happiest.

Beautiful, clever, gentle, sensitive, and so much more. We love and miss our sweet Sue beyond measure. We are also grateful that her suffering has ended and that she is at peace. In her memory, we will continue to search for ways to reduce the risks associated with anxiety and depression -- and to raise awareness about how they are life-threatening diseases that can resist treatment just like cancer.

We hope to make a lasting contribution to the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo -- the place that Susan thought of as home -- through a new initiative called Susan's Change Purse. For more information, go to The Small Change Fund or check out Susan's family can be contacted at susanschangepurse[at] or through the site manager.