Foster King, Susan

1952 - 2017

It is with heavy hearts we announce the  sudden passing of  our beloved

Susan King, née Foster

She passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the age of 64.

She was well loved by her two children, grand-children, loving family and friends.  The wife of Paul King who passed away on January 3rd 2009, mother of Leigh-Anne and Adam, mother-in-law to Brian, grandmother to Nate and Charlotte, sister of Diane and sister-in-law to Mark Wainwright, sister-in-law to Gayle Dudeck, Garry Dudeck, Elaine Bird, Alan King and John Bird.  

She was born in Oshawa and raised in Whitby, Ontario; she graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Paul and Sue opened Food for Thought Books in 1981 in Ottawa' Byward Market; she was a passionate gardener, lover of the outdoors, books, old movies and her family gave her tremendous joy.  Within the last two years, Susan spent time working at South Hull Elementary School as a day-care educator; she enjoyed and had great patience working with children.  She had a wonderful group working together as a team; she valued and took great pleasure with her fellow staff.  She will be remembered for her patience, joy, kindness and gentle strength by her many relatives and friends.

A visitation will be help at Christ Church, 101 rue Symmes, Aylmer at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6th to be followed by the funeral service in the Church.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

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Leigh Ann

We are so sorry she will be missed at south hull.. She was always smiling and was always happy! She was an amazing teacher and educator... we are sorry for your loss...Love: the Morriss Family... She will be missed dearly

Belle Morriss, May 2, 2017

Sue's family & friends

She was well loved and cherished by all who were graced by her presence. We will forever miss her at South Hull Elementary ❤❤❤

Tammy Lavallee, May 2, 2017

Leigh Anne, Brian, Nate and Charlotte

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your adored mother and grandmother. We can only hope that with the loss and sadness knowing that she was loved so deeply will bring you some peace.

Monica, Mike, Emma, Aidan & Paige, May 2, 2017

Leigh-Anne King

I was really shocked and saddened to see this news. Your mother was a sweet and wonderful person to know and to work with. She'll certainly be missed.

Robert Craig, May 2, 2017

Leigh-anne,Adam and Family

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Leigh-Anne,Adam and family at this difficult time. I was blessed to have had Sue as a friend and Co-worker. Her positive,kind, and loving spirit will be greatly missed.

Tammy Hodgins, May 2, 2017

Family and Friends of Sue

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will miss Sue terribly! She was not only my partner at South Hull, I was blessed to have her as my friend. She was so kind, intelligent, funny and always had a smile! She will be missed and her memory cherished.

Heather Clark-Bender , May 2, 2017

Leigh-Anne and family

It is with great sadness that we learn of your beloved mom's passing. She was a great friend and grandmother to you and the kids, I know she will be dearly missed. Hoping she is at peace and leaves behind memories you will cherish for years to come.

Julie, Dal, Keira and Kiley, May 2, 2017

Foster King family

Our daughter attended south hull school and had the privilege of spending time with Susan. She was very upset to hear of the passing of Susan. It is with out deepest sympathies that we offer our condolences to the family and friends of such a wonderful woman. Our daughter will miss her.

Julie Foucher, May 2, 2017

Leigh-Anne and Adam

I worked when with your Mom at St Marks/ Aylmer Elementary and remember her kindness and gentleness. My sympathy to you and your family.

Heather Beresford, May 2, 2017

Leighanne and Family

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a lovely lady, and clearly loved by so many people. Sending you big hugs.

Raquel Sabo, May 2, 2017

Leigh-Anne and family

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Leigh-Anne. it was so sudden and she was still young. Thankfully she was blessed by having you and Brian and her dear grandchildren, Nate and Charlotte. Your mother will live forever in your hearts. You will talk to her everyday and she will hear you. You, your family, and your brother are in my prayers. Peace to you all.

Vivian Young, May 3, 2017

Leigh-Anne, Adam, Brian, Nate and Charlotte

Terribly saddened to hear of the passing of my aunt Sue. She had such a powerful and kind loving spirit. She brightened all the days where we happened to meet. May she rest in peace.

Christopher King, May 3, 2017

Leigh Ann, Adam and the King Family

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Sue. She was such a pleasant, calm and kind person. She and Paul had a special bond. You are in our thoughts at this time.

Carol and Eric Wheeler (Walker cousins), May 3, 2017

Sue's Family

So sudden, so unexpected, so shocking. Sue was bubbly and fun. I will miss our chats and laughter. Don't worry Sue, your group is in good hands. You rest and put your feet up. You deserve it. Miss you. Leigh Ann sending you and your family love and light during this sad time.

Carolyn Beaucaire, May 4, 2017

Leigh-Anne and Adam

Jim and I are so sad to hear of your Mom's passing. May your family and friends bring you strength comfort during this time.

Although we cannot make the trip to Ottawa to be with you, please know that our thoughts and memories of times together are foremost in our minds. There were many occasion's when our families spent time together either in Halliburton at the cottage; Sand Banks Provincial Park or at your Mom and Dad's home. And, before you were around there were many high school parties where good times were had. You Mom was a kind, gentle soul and will be missed by many. Take care.

Bev and Jim Aikenhead, May 4, 2017

Foster King Family

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this very sad time. Love Karin and Jim MacMillan

Karin and Jim MacMillan, May 4, 2017

Leigh-Anne,Paul and family circle

Philip has such fond memories of happy times spent with Sue and Paul when he first came to Canada. Our heartfelt condolences to Leigh-Anne,Adam and all the family.
Philip,Jane, Rachel and June, Nova Scotia.

Philip and Jane Mills , May 4, 2017

Leigh-Anne, Adam, Brian, Nate and Charlotte

We are so sorry for your loss. Sue was a great friend for more than 35 years. We had lots of wonderful and crazy times together in the early years when we both had young families - shared meals, birthday celebrations and so much more. We were so happy when Sue and Paul found a great home in Aylmer, just up the street from where we were at the time. We were in awe of the work that she and Paul did to create Food For Thought - a book store that was so much more than that for so many authors and lovers of books in the area. Sue jumped in to look after our daughter, Rachael, when our caregiver had to leave the area. We were so grateful to her. Her knowledge and talent as a gardener was quite something. I expect Sue drew on her all the traits mentioned above when she became a day-care educator at South Hull - patience, kindness, joy and gentle strength - to do a wonderful job. She will be missed by so many.

Billy and Patty Dolan, May 5, 2017

Sue's family

We are shocked and saddened by Sue' death. We've only known Sue for a few years as a colleague at school...such a kind, caring soul...always a smile and kind words. She spoke of her family proudly and with love. Sue will be remembered fondly..she will be missed by many. Take care of yourselves as Sue would want you to.

Yvonne and Bob Mondor, May 5, 2017

Leigh-Anne King and Familly

Mes sincères codoléances. Courage et amour au cours de cette période difficile. Je suis en pensée avec vous.

Sylvie-Andrée LeBlanc, May 6, 2017

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