Susan Qayutinnuaq

Obituary of Susan Qayutinnuaq

April 28, 1959 – March 22, 2017

Sue Qayutinnuaq, 57, of Fairview, Alberta, died peacefully on March 22, 2017, at the Fairview Health Complex, after a 5 year battle with cancer. Born April 28, 1959 in Montreal, Quebec, she is predeceased by her parents, Laurence and Kathleen Perry, and her late husband of 31 years, Paul Qayutinnuaq of Fairview, Alberta.

Sue was an amazing Executive Director at the Northwest Peace Community Adult Learning Council, which allowed her to play an active part in the beloved community of her hometown of Fairview, Alberta. Between finding new adventures in her many travels, and singing to her favourite songs and guitar, Sue enjoyed the company of her children and many grandchildren, whom she loved deeply. She also loved the outdoors, whether it be camping, horseback riding, travelling to the ocean, or keeping her property beautifully landscaped. All her life, her faith in God gave her a most positive outlook on life, which she shared with everyone she met. One of her favourite scriptures had helped comfort her until the end:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4: 6-7

Survivors include her four daughters; Kim Caffyn of Banff, AB, Shelly Qayutinnuaq of Wembly, AB, Melanie Qayutinnuaq of Fairview, AB and Lindsay Qayutinnuaq of Clairmont, AB, as well as her 8 beautiful grandchildren; Jennifer, Nicholas, Tyya, Titus, Kathleen, Charlie, Mary and Becca; her fiancé, Marius and two pet cats: Coco and Sixtoes.

Sue was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Kathleen Perry, and her husband, Paul Qayutinnuaq in 2008.

Sue's Celebration of Life will be held at the Fairview Legion Hall on March 31, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Memorial donations will be made to the Edmonton Mennonite Home, 8304 117 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1R3 which was an integral part of her Cancer Clinic battles.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home (780) 830-7742

I Never Saw Your Wings

How is it that I never saw your wings

when you were here with me?

When you closed your eyes and soared

to the Heavens I could hear the

faint flutter of you wings as you left.

Your body no longer on this side

your spirit here eternally I see your halo shine.

I close my eyes and see the multi-colored wings

surround me in my saddest moments and my happiest times.

My angel God has given you your assignment

always and forever my angel.

You fly into my dreams and when I am asleep

I feel your wings brush against my face wiping away

the tears I shed since I can no longer hold

you in my arms but in my heart.

You earned those wings dear

and you will always be my angel eternal