Susanne Dale-Johnson
In Loving Memory of

Susanne Marie Dale-Johnson

1942 - 2018

Obituary of Susanne Marie Dale-Johnson

Dale-Johnson, Susanne (née Doucet)

Passed away peacefully in her home in Virgil, Ontario on Thursday, October 25, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister Laurette Grant, and will be lovingly remembered by her dear partner Joseph Pikul, daughters; Jean Fitzgerald, Allyson (Wade) Sutton, her grandchildren; brother Maurice Doucet, Step-sons; Mike (Donna), Rick (Jill), Frank (Janelle), step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Susanne was born in Lumby, British Columbia, but travelled extensively, and lived in Trail and Victoria B.C.; North Fort Meyers, Florida; Mexico City, Mexico; and Ottawa, Toronto, Fenelon Falls and Virgil, ON. Susanne was a passionate artist, always exploring new media and techniques, and will be remembered for her beautiful paintings. Her love of art lives on in her grandchildren, as they share the same gifts and talents as their grandmother. She was an avid bridge player, gardener and antiques collector. Susanne had an irreverent and lively sense of humour, and surrounded herself wherever she lived with a wide group friends. A celebration of Susanne’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Konzelmann Estate Winery, 1096 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Hospice Niagara- The Stabler Centre. Online condolence may be shared on Susanne’s tribute page found at

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Jean Fitzgerald
4 years ago

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Jean Fitzgerald
4 years ago

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Robert and Sara Grant
4 years ago

We will always remember Susanne as a woman with a big heart and a zest for life. She always had a sharp wit, gathered people to her with her warm and open personality, surrounded herself with art, and was a life-long and innovative artist herself! She dearly loved her family and spoke of them often with pride. She leaves a beautiful legacy in her extraordinary daughters and grandchildren.

Robert and Sara Grant
4 years ago

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diane tilley
4 years ago

What a wonderful picture of Su. She was so full of love and life and was very feisty! She was a terrific painter and she added so much fun to our art groups. I know that she was so proud of her two girls and grandchildren. Rest in Peace Dear Su.

Dawn McBride
4 years ago

Dear Jean and Allyson,

I am so glad to see this picture of your mom, or as I called her, “Aunty Susanne”. This amazing photo captures her radiant smile and her fondness for life. Great choice.

My memories of her are very much reflected in this photo. With ease I recall her great laugh and how she had so much fun. Gosh, she had so much energy that at times my youth introvert side would have me fade into the background, but I would watch her from a distance with great fascination at how exceptionally skilled she was at warmly engaging others no matter their beliefs, styles, or attitude. I She had such a welcoming spirit.

I also greatly admired her sense of fashion. I remember my mother and I going thru her closet in Rossland and in Montrose – Aunty Susanne had so many stories of what clothes she purchased and why. She could tell good stories! Without a doubt she was very entertaining and from what my mom shared, she was an also exceptional host. She was a very kind person.

I owe Aunty Susanne a huge thank you for accepting me … I was rather shy and felt very awkward in my youth and yet she still went out of her to make a connection with me. For instance, our family camping trips, she would make the effort to check’in on me, especially when I was sitting myself absorbed by nature. I liked her chatting with me. I think she knew I found her and her stories fascinating.

Overall, when I think of someone from my childhood who represents — living in the ‘now’, who was friendly and warm no matter one’s background, and who wanted to have fun –I will always think of Aunty Susanne. Thank you Aunty Susanne 🙂

Jean and Allyson … it was a blessing to know your Mom. I am sorry about your loss. You two are in held warmly in my thoughts.

May you be surrounded by support and offered whatever you need to help you through this time.

My most sincere condolences,

Dawn McBride
4 years ago

I really really enjoyed viewing the pictures of your Mom. Thank you for sharing these.

Lorraine Fitzgerald
4 years ago

A great mom, saw life hurdles as a challenge to overcome.
She could be mischievous & had a great laugh which could be contagious.

Tracy Perri
4 years ago

Dear Jean, Allyson and family. The sky shines brighter now with aunty Susan. So many happy memories – saunas, camping, warfield house across from highway , the first biscottis I ever tasted under duress and then loved ( still try to find the same recipe) and of course the horses in revelstoke. I’m so glad that I was lucky enough to have her as my godmother. Thoughts are with you love Tracy, Carlo, Hope and Chase.


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