Susan Barton

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Susan April (Sue) Barton at her home in Victoria on February 25, 2015.

Susan was born in Kitimat, B.C. on April 24, 1957 in the old Hospital Beach hospital. She attended school in Terrace. She was a graduate of the University of Victoria (BA) and the University of Manitoba (MA).

Susan made her home in a number of different places in her relatively short life, including Campbell River; Winnipeg; the northern California coast; Bend, Oregon; San Francisco; Williams Lake; Quesnel Lake and Victoria.

Susan operated a youth counselling practice in Bend for eleven years and later bought and managed Elysia Resort, a sports fishing lodge on Quesnel Lake in B.C.’s central interior from 1998-2009.

She had a special place in her heart for her many dogs (and every other animal on this earth) from her first dog Mitts at age five to her last dog, Mitsi. Mitsi now lives where she was born, with Paul Stafford on his ranch.

In the last few years of her life, Susan battled with the debilitating symptoms of terminal Multiple Systems Atrophy.

She is survived by her brother Doug McClary (Denise) of Delta,nephews Stephen (Alexa), Paul (Emily), Mark and Andrew, and sister Betty Barton (Grant Piffer) of Terrace.