Lion Susan was born, raised and educated in the east end of Toronto and Scarborough. She worked in business as a secretary for 10 years, before becoming a ‘stay-at-home Mom’. After the children were in school, Lion Susan returned to school herself, and in l988, she was ordained as an Anglican Priest. Lion Susan did parish ministry in West Hill, Fenelon Falls and Woodbridge before retiring to Fenelon Falls 11 years ago.
Lion Susan was inducted into Lionism in 2003, in the Woodbridge and District Lions Club in District A711, although she had been active in Lions since 1991 along with Lion Barry. She served as Tail Twister with the Woodbridge Club and then, on retirement, transferred to Fenelon Falls in 2004 where she served three terms as Club Secretary and two terms as Club President. She has also been various Committee Chairs, Zone Chair of 52S and Region Chair for Region 52 and served as part of the Global Membership Team.
Lions Susan and Barry have been married for 47 years and have 2 sons, Ian and Graham. They very much enjoy their 7 grandchildren.
In her ‘spare’ time, Lion Susan enjoys the family cottage on Lake Simcoe, travelling, reading and handicrafts.
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