Susan Fay Barrette
December 29, 1943 ~ May 25, 2011
Susan Fay Barrette passed away after a six month battle with cancer on May 25, 2011 at the age of 67 years.
Susan was born to parents Tressa and Hartley Steward on December 29, 1943 in Prince Albert, SK. She married Norm Barrette on July 28, 1962 in Timmins, ON and continued living there to raise their three children for the next fifteen years. They moved to the Slocan Valley in 1977 after winning $10,000 in the Ontario Lottery. Susan worked mostly clerical jobs throughout her life and she also fostered thirteen children/teenagers in the Slocan Valley during a three year period. Susan and her family made Creston their home in the summer of 1981. She and Norm moved to Victoria in 1988 where she was employed with the BC Government; Ministry of Finance and then returned to Creston for early retirement in 1996.
Susan was a born-again believer of Jesus Christ since 1977 and her life was a testament of faith to all. She was a much involved member of Valley View Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly.
Susan loved knitting with a passion and bestowed many a gift on her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends. She also knit for charity and did special orders; she was an expert and flawless artisan in this area.
She held the position of secretary/treasurer for the Creston Valley Fall Fair for three years, enjoying it immensely. Garage saling and second hand store shopping with her daughters and grand-daughters was something she participated in with great fervor, teaching us all to be very practical in our spending.
Susan was predeceased by her parents Tressa and Hartley Steward and by her brother Sid Steward.
She will be dearly missed by her husband Norm Barrette; children Paul (Diana) Barrette of Victoria, BC, Terri-Lynn Barrette of Creston, BC and Laurie (Tom) Morris of Creston, BC; grandchildren Christi-Ann, Jilleen and Taylor of Calgary, AB, Nathan, Steven and David of Creston, BC and Nicole and Joel of Victoria, BC; great-grandchildren Aniah and Ryder; sister Linda (Barry) Steward of Creston, BC; brother Dinny (Mary) Steward of Toronto, ON.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeff Friesen officiating. Interment followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.