We Remember

HOHNE, Susan Joy

January 30, 1954 — May 21, 2021

Susan passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on May 21, 2021, in Kelowna, British Columbia at the age of 67.

Susan was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend to many. She had a loving heart and always put others before herself. She moved to Kelowna in 1991 with her husband Manfred, son Chris and daughter Michelle. While raising her family she also served as a nurse at Cottonwoods Care Centre and later at Kelowna Hospice House until she retired.

She was kind, generous with her time, and made a gentle space for those who needed support. When her husband fell ill with cancer she put everything aside to care for him at home. He told everyone and anyone she was his “angel nurse”. Following Manfred’s death in 2006, she continued to extend that same compassionate care to the patients and their families at Kelowna Hospice House.

Family was a central part of Susan’s life; she was very close to her children. Her son Chris, also of Kelowna, was always there to lend her a helping hand. She cherished being Granny to Chris’ and his wife Allison’s children, Jackson and Callie. Susan also had daily conversations with her daughter Michelle of Vancouver, BC, the two never missed an opportunity to talk about their day. Susan and Michelle also shared many mother-daughter travel adventures across North America over the years.

Susan made friends everywhere, and she had a way of always making you laugh.

Susan will forever be in the hearts of her children Michelle (Jeff), Chris (Allison); grandchildren Callie and Jackson; sisters Deb (Gord) and Brenda; brothers Jamie and Frank; and many more extended family and friends. Susan was preceded in death by her brother Bill; mother Ruth; and father Frank.

A Funeral Service will be held to honour Susan, however, due to the current pandemic restrictions, it will be by invitation only. The family would like to invite all who want to pay their respects to join by Livestream on THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM PST (see below). A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

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Condolences

  • Shelley McConnell says:

    I am so so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. Whenever I came to visit it was always a joy to see and catchup with Susan. She sure loved Callie and Jackson. She was so proud of their accomplishments. Loved her laugh. Hugs and prayers for all if you.

  • Monika Kuschnir says:

    Allison and family, I am so sorry to read about your Mother-in-law’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Monika Kuschnir

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Wanda Gibson says:

    Michelle and Family,
    I just wanted to send my deepest condolences for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Danielle says:

    Michelle and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, Susan. I know how close you all were to her, and what a special person she was. Through all the stories, I felt like I knew her. I remember us talking about her volunteering at CAN because she was so proud of where you worked, Michelle. My heart is absolutely broken for all of you.
    Over time, the wound will heal but the memories will never fade. Keep talking about those stories, may her memory live on forever <3
    Take care,
    -Danielle

  • Kaitlyne MacPherson says:

    Michelle and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending my deepest condolences. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Diana Campbell says:

    Dear Michelle & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It is an overwhelming heartbreak to loose someone so dear and my thoughts are with you and your family during this time. There are no words to help ease the pain, but I hope you find some comfort in knowing that we are sending love, thoughts and strength to all of you. Please take care and know that we are here for you if there is anything you need.

  • Sabrina says:

    Michelle,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    All the best,
    Sabrina

  • Jackie Thorburn says:

    Michelle, Chris and families. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mum. It has been many years since I last saw her but my memories were always of a warm person full of softness and kindness. I’m sending my love and condolences to you all. X

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