PERETZ, Susan (nee Schaffer)
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Sue passed away peacefully under the gentle care of the staff at Lions Gate Hospital on the morning of Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born on May 27, 1932 in Hungary. At the age of 6, Sue and her family made their way to London just as the Nazi's were about to take over the country. She was sent to a girl's boarding school in the countryside for her safety, while London was being bombed. Two years later, Sue and her family were granted the right to live in Canada by way of a Special Order in Parliament. Her father was a Chemical Engineer who helped the Allies during the war by designing parts of the Mosquito Bomber. Sue grew up on Minto Crescent in Vancouver, and attended Prince of Wales High School, where she made many lifelong friends. She then went to The University of British Columbia and became a Bio-Chemist. This is where she met Dwight, in English 100 (or so the story goes). They were married, had two sons, and soon after spent two adventurous years in Montreal as Dwight attended McGill. Upon return, they settled in West Vancouver and enjoyed 58 wonderful years together. Above all Sue adored her family. She had a love for travel, and was very committed to the Art community in Vancouver where she enjoyed being a member of the Contemporary Art Society and volunteered as a docent at the Vancouver Art Gallery for many years. She will be missed greatly, but we know she is in a better place, as her last years were difficult. Sue is lovingly survived by her husband Dwight, sons Geoff (Margo) and Alan (Lianne), grandchildren Megan, Natalie, Tara, Lindsay and Matthew. She is specially remembered by her devoted cousin Andrew Saxton (Sophie). She is predeceased by her parents Leslie and Kathleen Schaffer and her sister Mary. A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 2pm at the Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 1 to May 3, 2014