Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Hillsburgh Community Centre
95 Main Street
Hillsburgh, Ontario, Canada
(519) 855-4417

Words of Remembrance

3:30 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Hillsburgh Community Centre
95 Main Street
Hillsburgh, Ontario, Canada
(519) 855-4417

Obituary of Susan Merie PEAVOY

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May 10, 1951 - March 1, 2024


Today we celebrate the life of our beautiful Susan, beloved wife and best friend of husband Jim, cherished mother of Jamie (Laura) and Darrell, dearest Grandma of Ali and Maya, Jamie and Dayron, who brought her so much joy.


Susan is much loved and sadly missed by her parents Betty and Fred Curran of Grande Prairie, Alberta. She will be forever missed by her loving siblings, brother Rick (Audrey) and her sisters Katherine, Laura (Alec), Margaret (Terry)Sylvia (Vern) and Christine. She will be fondly remembered by all her nephews and nieces, who thought the world of her. She touched everyone in her special way.


Born at home near Truro, Nova Scotia, Sue moved with the family to Ontario at an early age. She grew up in Erin, attending Erin Public School and Erin District High school. Her education continued at Business School, her working career beginning at a construction company and in the offices of the City of Guelph.  She held many interesting jobs over her working life until retiring as office manager at a local grocery chain, after 20 years.


Sue’s strong organizational skills provided a valuable background for her community activities and involvement in local organizations and charitable groups which spanned her entire adult life in Hillsburgh. Her volunteer work ranged from “hotdog days” at Ross R McKay elementary school, to Girl Guiding (Brown Owl), to Meals on Wheels, to becoming president of Junior Women’s Institute, to name just a few. Sue has left a lasting impression on her community and those she supported. Quick to volunteer, she was dedicated to helping the world to be a better place, starting with her own community, proving to be a tireless leader and a role model for others.


As a long term resident of Hillsburgh she was always passionate about local sports and never stopped supporting Hillsburgh Minor Ball, Hillsburgh Minor Hockey, not only in the stands cheering on her boys and other local players, but also participating on the boards of organizations to help steer them towards success.


The beautiful library in Hillsburgh was a second home to Sue. She loved reading and consumed books at an amazing rate, sometimes one a day.


Susan was creative, embracing every season with style and grace. She loved to collect vintage décor which was proudly put on display each holiday and with every change of season. Her home reflected her love of collecting and decor. Sue dearly loved researching ways to engage her young grandchildren with arts and crafts and spent precious hours crafting with them. This artistic legacy is reflected in her son’s homes and will stay with her grandkids as warm memories.


Susan was a loyal, loving and inspirational force. Her strong sense of family meant she was always there to “step up”, no matter what the situation was. She gave freely of her advice, strength and never-ending support. She will be sorely missed as advisor, mentor, stalwart supporter, as well as a beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister.


When it came to friends, Sue’s circle was wide and diverse. She was true and steadfast, leaving an indelible impression with all. Her energy, playfulness, and love of life will live on in her family and friend’s memories forever.


Donations in memory of Susan can be mailed to Special Friends – PO Box 248 Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0, or Hillsburgh Firefighters Association located at PO BOX 589 - 29 George Street, Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0


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In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. has been given the honour to serve the Peavoy family.



The Dash by Linda Ellis


I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own --
the cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more,
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
with your life's actions to rehash,
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

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