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Thomson, Susan Elizabeth (nee Keenan)

Susan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 20th, 1937 to the late Terrance Patrick Keenan and Susan Elizabeth Doyle. She passed away in Sudbury, ON, on Sunday, April 15, 2018 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Susan grew up in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1967. She joined the Copper Cliff Curling Club in 1967, where she was an enthusiastic member for more than 40 years and was well known for her bonspiel skits. She also played Bocce ball in the league at the Copper Cliff Italian Club in later years. Susan drove a school bus for many years and dedicated much of her time to raising her children and spoiling her grandchildren. She loved her dogs and cats too. A long-time summer resident at Centennial park where she enjoyed fishing, swimming and windy nights by the fire. All the kids in the park called her “Grandma Sue”. Susan was sister to William (Billy), Patrick Keenan, both predeceased and sister-in-law to Mary (predeceased) and Sheila who was her best friend. She was married to Jim Thomson and then her beloved Bernard (Teedy) Leclair, both predeceased. Susan remained close to Bola Thomson, Jim's second wife. She was a loving mother to Susan, Patricia, Jim (predeceased), Brenda (predeceased) and Janet (Jenny). Susan was a loving Grandma to Alex, Grace, Keenan and Braedan. Mother-in-Law to Ruth and Jodie. She was step-mother to Joanne (predeceased) and Susan (Wayne), grandmother to Stephanie, Brad, Leah, Michael, Jeffery, and Jessica and great-grandmother to their children. Susan was Aunt to Terry (predeceased), Gary and Bradley (spouse Jim). Please join us at the Copper Cliff Curling Club, 39 Veterans Road, Copper Cliff on Sunday April 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m. for a Celebration of Susan’s Life. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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  1. My deepest sympathies to Susan, Patricia, Janet and families.
    I played bocce with Sue, but I go back to having lunches with her when she worked for the insurance company located at the Credit Union building in Copper Cliff. I enjoyed her company and we had a good time. She will be missed at Bocce. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Posted by:Dianne Falcioni
    April 20, 2018
  2. My deepest condolences, Sue, Pat & Jenny your mom was a great lady that was always a big part of the curling club. I can’t think of a bonspiel without laughing about her”talents”. She embodied what curling is all about, fun and friendship on and off the ice. Personally she was a confidant when my mother passed and provided unlimited dog knowledge when I needed my dogs the most. She will be missed.

    Posted by:Sandra LahtI
    April 19, 2018

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