Keskinen, Susan Lynn

It is with heavy hearts we wish to announce the passing of Susan Lynn Keskinen (nee Turner) on Friday, May 19, 2023 at the age of 70.  Susan is predeceased by her husband Risto and by her parents William and Jean Turner. She is survived by her daughter Saralee Keskinen (Shawn). Dear sister of Pam Bishop, Bev Turner (Chris), Tanya Laine (Ari), and Greg Turner (Rina). Susan also leaves behind brothers-in-law, sisters-in- law and extended family in Finland as well as nieces and nephews here in Canada.  After almost 20 years of battling and conquering 4 different cancers and numerous other ailments, Susan has shown us all an unmatched will and determination to live. Her fur babies Barney and Vixen helped her stay positive and gave her a reason to keep fighting. Susan spent her working years as a Social Services Worker at the Genevra House, Children's Aid Society, and the Canadian Red Cross. After retirement, she continued to volunteer at the Red Cross and enjoyed her trips to Cuba where she made many friends who will also miss her dearly. Susan was deeply dedicated to her faith and was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Well known and much loved for her kind heart, she will be truly missed by all who knew her.  She was resilient, strong and refused to lose hope. A Celebration of Susan’s Life will take place at a later date.  


18 Condolences

  1. I have been off of Facebook for a couple years , was shocked to see Susan had passed.
    My sincerest condolences to the family.

    By: Clyde Pedersen
    March 26, 2024
  2. My sincere condolences goes out to Susan’s family and friends.

    By: Karen Giroux
    June 18, 2023
  3. Sincere condolences to Susan’s family and friends.

    By: Blaine and Susan Eddy
    June 4, 2023
  4. Dear Pam, Bev, Greg, Tanya & Saralee: I am so very sorry to hear of this great loss for your family and Susan’s friends. I do remember her for her quiet kindness and shy smile. It has been many years since I saw her last and it sounds as though she had a very fulfilling life. She left a legacy to be remembered by those she touched with her compassion and empathy. May she rest in peace.

    By: Julia Sauvé (Swartz)
    June 3, 2023
  5. We send our condolences from Finland. We are saddened and shocked to hear of Susan’s passing. She will be missed.

    By: Susan´s Extended Family from Finland
    May 31, 2023
  6. Deepest sympathies to Susan’s family and friends.
    We had the pleasure of being her upstairs neighbour for the last 3 years. We sure will miss her and her fur babies Barney and Vixen.

    By: Amy & Christopher
    May 26, 2023
  7. I am so sorry to learn of Susan’s passing. I have loving memories of her as a baby and
    small child.
    I babysat her and Pam and was very close to their parents, Jean & Bill.
    My sincere condolences to,
    Saralee and the rest of her family.

    By: Gloria Cybolsky Berlinghoff
    May 25, 2023
  8. My heartfelt sympathies to Saralee, Pam, Bev, Tanya, and Greg.

    By: Carol (Porter) Guay
    May 25, 2023
  9. My condolences to Saralee and to all who loved her. I met Susan through her advocacy for people with cancer. We had renewed our friendship just prior to COVID. I was looking forward to one more cup of tea with you, Sue. May your light continue to burn bright.

    By: Susan Boyko
    May 24, 2023
  10. Thinking if you all during this difficult time. She sure will be missed but surely not forgotten.
    Love Wendy, Ron, Ryan and his daughter Summer. Mallerie and Rocky Nault
    Lincoln and Thor hugs and kisses.

    By: Wendy Roy
    May 24, 2023
  11. Growing up in Iroquois Falls, Susan and I were next door neighbours and good friends. She was Maid of Honour at my wedding. Although we had not been in touch for many years, when my mother was dying, Susan phoned and offered support. I feel privileged to have known Susan. I will miss her.

    By: Gail McQueen
    May 24, 2023
  12. Saralee and Family
    Offering my sincere condolences to you,
    Susan was very kind, and always had a positive demeanor.
    We were neighbours and I always admired her braveness and her sense of adventure.

    Suzanne Auld (Pentti Pajala)
    Donovan Street

    By: Suzanne Auld
    May 24, 2023
  13. My parents were good friends of Susan’s parents. Back then my Mom and Jean and Susan did lots of visiting back and forth. I have fond memories of Susan and I am so sad at her passing. Rest in peace Susan

    By: Jane Cybolsky Joseph
    May 24, 2023
  14. My sincere condolences to Susan’s family and friends. So very sorry for your loss.

    By: Sue Stack Plummer
    May 24, 2023
  15. Pam, Bev, Greg, Tanya & Saralee;
    I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. My sincere condolences go out to you all.

    By: Lynn Porter
    May 24, 2023
  16. So sorry to hear about your sisters passing, Bev. I never met her, but knew her from your stories.
    I wish you strength and love during this difficult time.

    By: Vera Doling
    May 23, 2023
  17. We are shocked and saddened to read of Susan’s passing!
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    By: Ruth & Chris Swartz
    May 23, 2023
  18. Saralee and family.
    Hugs and prayers sent up.
    Love ya Sue. Godspeed

    By: Peggy
    May 23, 2023

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