March 14, 1929 — March 6, 2019
Vera, known by most as ‘Susie’ Price died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Smith Creek Retirement Home in West Kelowna, BC at the age of 89, just one week short of her 90th birthday. Susie was born March 14, 1929 in Madoc, Ontario, the fifth of seven children to John Gordon and Susan (Burkitt) Gordon. She is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, The Rev. Dr. W. Joseph Price, and survived by three children: Kathryn, Andrew and Peter; five granddaughters: Angela, Melissa, Amanda, Caitlin and Hannah; and three great-grandchildren: Margaux, Lucas and Mason. Joe and Susie were married September 17, 1948 in Madoc, Ontario.
Susie faithfully stood beside her husband Joe through a variety of careers, including launching the family restaurant/gas station business, The Price Brothers’ Log Cabin in Actinolite, Ontario. They served together in Christian ministry beginning in 1954 in an exciting and rewarding service that took them from Webb, Saskatchewan as student ministers to New York for further theological education, to Kingston, Ontario where they began a family, to Lindsay, Ontario and back to Kingston to serve there in administrative church leadership for several years. Joe and Susie moved to Victoria, BC and Fairfield United Church – the ministry years and city most fondly remembered by Susie. Following that, they served with the United Methodist Church in Jamaica, returning to Vancouver Island in BC and then a well deserved retirement in the Okanagan Valley.
Though she shunned the spotlight in preference to allowing her husband to regale the crowds with his powerful preaching voice and sense of humour, Susie will be remembered by all as the consummate Pastor’s wife with a soft voice and gentle spirit. She shone most brightly when doing a public Scripture reading or giving the children’s story. Whether welcoming you as a visitor at the door of one their churches, or as a guest in her home, you were made to feel like the most important person in the world.
Memorial service and celebration of life: Peachland United Church, March 14, 2019 at 11:00 am.
A huge thank you goes out from the family to “The Brown Team” care aides for making the Smith Creek Care Facility Susie’s home and providing two years of unbelievable tender, loving care.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:00 am
Peachland United Church
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The service for PRICE, Vera is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.