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SUZANNE MARJORY SIMPSON August 29, 1970 - July 12, 2016 Suzanne Marjory Simpson passed away in her home on July 12, 2016 in New York City due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. Suzanne was born on August 29, 1970 in Toronto, ON to her parents, Richard and Helen Simpson. She graduated from Queen's University with a bachelor degree in Sociology and from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition). Suzanne went on to become a Registered Dietitian and worked at the Hospital for Sick Children from 1997 - 2008. In 2008, she moved to New York City to become the Head of Nutrition for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. She enjoyed all the city had to offer and in the last number of years became a triathlete participating in a number of triathlons in both New York and Ontario. When she wasn't in New York, Suzanne could be found swinging a golf club with family in Florida or enjoying numerous outdoor activities at the family cottage in Muskoka. Suzanne is survived by her parents, Richard and Helen Simpson; her brother, Christopher Simpson; her partner, Christopher M. Berndt and several extended family members and friends. Despite having diabetes since she was seven years old, Suzanne did not allow it to stop her from living a full life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her - her resounding laugh, her love of family and her dedication to all that she put her mind to. There will be a memorial service held in New York City in September and a small family service at her beloved cottage in Muskoka later this summer. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Published in the Toronto Star on July 30, 2016
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