Suzanne Ellen Selby

30-Jul-1937 - 11-Dec-2020

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Suzanne Ellen Selby

Following a decade of living with Parkinson’s disease, and after a fall and hip fracture, Suzanne Selby died at Metropolitan Hospital on December 11th in her 83rd year. She was a truly good person, and is deeply mourned by her family and friends. Suzanne was loved by and was a loving wife to Stuart, and was a devoted mother to her children: Peter and his wife Janet, and her widowed daughter Rosemary. She was a dedicated grandmother to Isaac and Rachel and to Sylvia and Kyle, and they loved her in turn. She loved and was loved by her sister Victoria and her husband Dan, and by her brother Stephen and his wife Sheryl, and her nephews and nieces.

Suzanne was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island, and held a BSc and an MA from Columbia University, where she met and married Stuart when they were graduate students at Columbia. She taught Junior High School English in the inner city until she came to Saskatoon with Stuart in 1964. She was an instructor and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan until coming to Windsor in 1970 when Stuart was appointed to the faculty at the University of Windsor. Suzanne took up a social work career, and served at the Children’s Aid Society until studying for and receiving a BSW and an MSW from the University of Windsor. She served as a Faculty Field Instructor in the School of Social Work for several years, and then completed the last twenty years of her career as a talented child and family therapist at the Regional Children’s Centre at Windsor Western Hospital.

Suzanne developed many lasting friendships with the women she worked with and with the women from Windsor Jewish community; she will be much missed by her friends. She enjoyed reading and sharing in book clubs, and she also enjoyed birding at Point Pelee and Ojibway Park. The family did lots of tent camping in their early years, and often visited family in the USA. She liked living in South Windsor and being with her fine neighbors. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be a small private funeral to allow her family and friends to express their love and respect for her and to share their caring with each other. Suzanne was interred on Monday in a graveside ceremony at Windsor’s Jewish Cemetery with Rabbi Lynn Goldstein officiating. Attendance was restricted in accordance with the Covid requirements. To honour her memory, donations may be directed by to congregation Beth El, the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario, or to the charity of your choice.

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Posted by Lucia Mandziuk | 16-Dec-2020

Sincere sympathies from Lucia and Myron. We will keep our fond memory of Sue in our hearts.

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