WEISMILLER, Susie Elsie “Sue” (née de Jong)
August 29, 1928 — August 24, 2020
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the peaceful passing, into the presence of her Lord, of our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and true friend to many.
Born on August 29, 1928 in Beaverdell, BC, the youngest of 5 children, Sue grew up on the family dairy farm near Trail, BC. In Trail she met and fell in love with Ken Weismiller, and they married in 1952. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters and lived in Victoria, Courtenay, Campbell River and West Kelowna.
Sue was an avid gardener, great cook and baker, knitter, poet and artist. She loved commemorating events with one of her poems. She also enjoyed singing and playing the piano at home and at church. She dearly loved all her family and liked hosting meals and events for family and friends. Being a grandmother and doing activities with her grandchildren was one of her greatest joys. She was a good friend to many people.
Sue spent her last years at the Village at Smith Creek and the family is grateful to all who cared for Sue in her final years including Audrey, her personal caregiver. Thank you!!
Sue will be deeply missed by her 5 children: Suzanne (Gerald), Bill (Debbie), Paul (Joy), Miriam and Carmen; her 8 grandchildren: Stephanie (Scott), Paige (Cody), Danica, Theoren, Owen, Jasmine, Richenda and Rebecca (Michael); and her 9 great-grandchildren: Ezra, Judah, Aravis, Keziah, Corban, Ryder, Chase, Preston and Baby Watson. She will also be missed by her sister, Annie, her sister-in-law, Ida, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth, her parents, Reinder and Wijbrigjen de Jong and her siblings, Gertrude, John and Louis.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sue’s name to World Vision, a cause that Sue supported her entire adult life, www.worldvision.ca.
A graveside celebration of Sue’s life will be held at Westbank Cemetery, 3200 Elliott Road, West Kelowna, at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 31, 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited, if you wish to attend please click here to sign up.
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The service for WEISMILLER, Susie Elsie “Sue” (née de Jong) is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.