ENGELBRACHT, Susan Eleanor
1944 - 2013
Susan Engelbracht passed away peacefully with family by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, September 20, 2013, Invermere, BC, at the age of 69. Sue was born April 7, 1944 in Vancouver, BC. She was well known by many people in the valley as a long-time school teacher. Sue came to Invermere when she was 19 to pursue her first teaching job. After more than 30 years, she retired from her love of teaching to follow her many passions that included skiing, hiking, curling and travelling. She was also an avid volunteer in the community. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and all the trips they made to Nana's house to appreciate her pancakes, the park across from her house and all her silly games! Sue is remembered and forever loved by her family and many special friends, especially her skiing, curling, hiking and teacher groups. She is survived by her long-time loving companion, Henry "Hank" Newcomen, her son Ahren (Cynthia), daughter Megan (Jeff), her four grandchildren Daniella and Miley Engelbracht and Harrison and Griffin Hubert, and her three brothers Rex, Ted and Ron Buckle. She is predeceased by her father and mother Percy and Eleanor Buckle. Ahren and Megan would like to thank all her friends for their love and support as well as the doctors, nurses and staff at the Invermere and District Hospital. Sue's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the Invermere Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Ovarian Cancer Canada, Pacific - Yukon Regional Office, No. 330, 470 - Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1V5. Arrangements entrusted to McPHERSON FUNERAL SERVICE. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Sept. 24, 2013