Dr Susan Hendler

OBITUARY DR. SUSAN HENDLER Sue Hendler died on September 14, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario. She was forty-nine years old. Her death is a tremendous loss to her family, one that is shared by her many friends, students, colleagues and the Kingston community. Born in Montreal and raised in Quebec City, Sue was many things to many people. She was an accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator at Queen's University in both Urban Planning and Women's Studies. She was a columnist for the Kingston Whig Standard who used humour and honesty to guide readers through the maze of her cancer journey. She was treasured as a loving, wise and empathetic friend. And she was an avid environmentalist, community volunteer and a great lover of animals, children and beautiful gardens. Sue is survived by her father, Mortimer Hendler and her mother Lewina Hendler (Gillman), both of Montreal. She is predeceased by her sister Celia Hendler. Sue's family and friends are grateful for the excellent medical care that she received. In particular, thanks are given to Dr. Yolanda Madaras, Dr. Ivan Stuart and Nurse Carol Northcott who all went above and beyond expectations and to the compassionate and professional staff at the Cancer Centre. Great thanks are also in order for Sue's Care Team, the more than two dozen friends, some old and some new, who joined with Sue's family to grant her wish to stay at home for as long as possible. Memorial service details will follow at a later date. As an expression of your sympathy and respect, you may make donations to the Kingston Humane Society or to members of 'Sue's Care Team' in the upcoming Run for the Cure. Also, as a true testament to Sue, please do something nice for someone else. www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

Published in Montreal Gazette on Sept. 18, 2009