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It is with heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Susan Simpson, nee Portelance, at the young age of 63, on May 16, 2024 with her family by her side, at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

Susan was born December 24th, 1960 in Thunder Bay, ON. She was warm and kind and will be remembered as someone who made everyone feel like a part of her family. Her laugh was contagious and everyone couldn’t help but join in.

Susan was a very hard worker and served as a Deli Writer at Safeway Canada for 25 years. She had many hobbies including gardening, crafting, and cooking/baking for her family. Often enjoying the outdoors in the sunshine, she enjoyed spending time watching the hummingbirds and monarch butterflies. She had a love for the ocean, travelling, for music and dancing.

Susan and Jeff cherished their time raising their family together. Susan’s favourite thing do to was be a great mom. She loved her girls more than anything. She later found so much joy again in becoming a grandmother. ‘Gma’ was proud to spend time with her grandkids and would show up and cheer them on in their activities at every opportunity. She would also look forward to spending some quiet time with her husband Jeff playing bingo or betting on a horse race. 

Susan is survived by her beloved husband of 35 years Jeff Simpson. Daughters Natasha (Kevin), Carissa (Chris), and Tabatha. Grandchildren Loxley, Tilian, Corbin, Atlee and Blayne. Siblings, Shelly (Mark), Lori, Tracey, Shawn (Tina), Doris (Len). In-laws Gordon & Joyce Simpson, Debbie, Glenn (Maggie) and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Susan is predeceased by her parents Donald & Patsy Portelance.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Emergency and ICU staff for their kindness, support, and care shown to Susan.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday May 25th, 2024 from 11am-3 pm in the Marco Polo Room at the DaVinci Centre. Cremation has taken place.

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