In Memoriam.ca - Always in our hearts

  • Libby McKay lit a candle on 11/25/2018:
    "Thompson?McKay. I cannot tell you how many times over the years that I’ve thought, “Wait until I tell Sue this!” You are loved, remembered and cherished daily my friend. And missed more than you could know."

  • Chloe Pinsonneault lit a candle on 11/05/2019:
    "Finally found the courage to write out my thoughts about you. I miss you so much auntie Sue. I still have a photo of you and I in my room. I look at it every day. It's been 10 years since you've left us and I still haven't gotten over it. Why did you have to go ? I know your pain and suffering auntie. I to am dealing with a lot of it. But I know you're still around in spirit and in my heart and, I know you would of wanted me to keep my head up. I'm still fighting that pain not only for me but, for you too. I've changed so much since you've passed away. Lots of obstacles made me who I am today but I never gave up. I wish for the day I will be at peace with my passed and wish to do so for you. I miss you so much and I wish I could just hug you right now. I'll be getting a very important tattoo on Sunday. Something to remind me to never give up and is of great importance to me as it reminds me of you. I wish you were still with us. Christmas's have never been the same without you. I remember, I would be so anxious to see you each year and was looking forward to your arrival. I love you auntie Sue and I will never forget about you. xoxo"

  • Alexandra Mots lit a candle on 12/28/2009:
    "Each week I think of you Susan, since I heard the news. I can hear your cheerful voice. I can see your gorgeous smile. These are the days when regrets sneek in to my mind where I wish I had spent more time keeping in touch, writing you a note, planning a visit and sharing photo or a memory. There was always another day to do it. Until now. I write these words and know that you are still with us in spirit. Know that you are truly missed. Know that you are loved. Soar now, in peace and in joy and begin to love the Susan we all still do."

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 http://susanschangepurse.blogspot.com/. Susan's family can be contacted at susanschangepurse[at]gmail.com or through the site manager.