We are devastated to announce that our loving Sue, Mom, Grandma Sue passed away peacefully in Victoria after a valiant battle with a severe, unexpected case of pancreatitis.

Pre-deceased by her parents, Sue is survived by her husband, Ray Johnson, son Matthew (Matt) Johnson (Alicia), daughter Kathryn (Kate) Scheeren (JR), two much loved grandchildren, Natalie and Alexandra Johnson, and her sister Mary Ann Martin.

Born in London, Ontario, to James Ross Martin and Mary Theo Katherine Martin (nee Byrne), her childhood and adolescent years were spent on various Canadian Air Force bases where her father was stationed. An active child, she loved playing sports growing up, especially fastball in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, and varsity hockey at Loyola College/Concordia University. After graduation with degrees in English Literature and Biophysical Education, she started her working career in Fredericton in 1975. Fortuitously for her husband, a chance meeting there led to an amazing 45 year marriage that produced two loving and caring children, a testimony to her incomparable parenting skills. From Fredericton, she moved with her husband to La Pocatiere and Montreal, Quebec, finally ending up in Sidney in 1980 where her children were raised and she resided until her death.

Sue was very supportive of her children’s activities, believed strongly in being there, and as a result became a coach, manager, or trainer with their ringette, hockey, and lacrosse teams. Remaining active to the end, she particularly enjoyed pickleball and swimming at Panorama pool.

A very special thank you for the loving care and kindness of the doctors, nurses, and staff in the Victoria General and Royal Jubilee ICUs. No service by request. A celebration of life is planned for a later date. No flowers by request. Tributes, if desired, may be made to the Victoria Hospital Foundation in her name.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Julia Ripley

    Dear Ray and family, so sorry for your loss. Susan held a special place at Cheffy and we loved her coming in and updating us on all the current family news and was always interested in ours too!! Lately seeing her at pickle ball was great and makes it more devastating to hear. We all at Chef on the Run send our condolences and will treasure the fun times we had you on our team, we were very lucky!! Love Julia and the Cheffy team xxx

  • Tracy and Brad Lowney

    We are at a loss of what to say. As Alicia’s parents and grandparents to our shared grandchildren, Natalie and Alexandra, this will be a loss we will feel forever.
    Please know that we are thinking of you and we hope you find comfort in the warm memories of Sue.

  • Lesley Scheeren

    I will always miss my friend, Sue, she was a very special lady. We were blessed when Kate and JR got married and we became extended family. My very sincere condolences to Ray, Matt and Kate. We are here for you anytime and love you all. Lesley Scheeren xo

  • Linda and Roger Young

    Ray and your family – we extend our deepest condolences and are very saddened to hear of Sue’s passing and difficult illness. We cannot imagine what you are going through but do offer any support that we can. Sending love, Linda and Roger Young

  • Ted Daly

    Dear Ray, Matt and Kate…I was devastated this morning to see the notice in the paper regarding Sue’s passing. I am just so so sorry for your loss, and deeply wish that I had any words at all that could bring you comfort at this difficult time. It was nice getting to know Sue over the years through lacrosse, seeing her at Panorama, and most recently on the Pickleball courts. I know in time your hearts will be full of wonderful memories that will make you smile and laugh, and I know friends and family are here to support you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all…Ray…please reach out when you are ready..god bless you all

  • Gail Latta

    So sorry for your loss Ray and family.
    I knew Sue through Dodie’s Nightingale Home Support Services.
    Sue was well liked by her colleagues ,
    and I as an excellent home support
    Sue will be missed.
    Kind bd Regards,
    Gail Latta

  • Dodie Eastaugh

    From Dodie Eastaugh,
    I was just devastated to hear that dear Sue has left us.
    She and I worked together at Nightingale Home Support
    for many years. She was the best at everything she did.
    She will be sadly missed. I will remember her fondly as a
    great friend.
    My condolences to Ray, Matt, Kate and the family at this
    sad time.

  • Lynn and Gordon Deere

    Our deepest, heartfelt sympathies to Raymond, Matthew, Kate and your loved ones at this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss. Though we are distanced by the miles, we hold you close in our thoughts and hearts. Love, Lynn and Gordon

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