BLAKEWAY: Susan Ann (MacNicol) was born on May 16,1955 in Trail and passed away suddenly on Dec. 23, 2013 at age 58.
Sue is predeceased by her parents Nellie MacNicol, Bruce MacNicol, and brother Larry MacNicol. She is survived by her husband Jim, daughters Elizabeth and Emily, sons-in-law Darren and Jordan, and baby granddaughter Eliette.
Sue was born and raised in Trail and left in her early 20’s to travel and work in Victoria and Calgary. She returned to Trail where she met the love of her life and best friend, married, and began a long and rewarding, 34-year career at Selkirk College. Sue worked with and for a number of departments and schools across the Trail and Castlegar campuses. She approached her work (and family life) with dedication, humor and compassion. She was more than a colleague to those whom she worked most closely with; she was a valued member of the Selkirk community and a dear, dear friend to many.
Sue was perhaps best known for the immense love and pride she had for her family. She was thrilled with the recent arrival of her first grandbaby – the light of her life. She approached her family with a gentle patience, strong moral compass and sense of adventure. Together with her husband and family, Sue traveled to Australia, South America and New York.
She wanted nothing more than for her friends and family to be happy. She was generous in her giving to others, whether it be lending an ear or rallying around friends in need. From the day-to-day interactions to the major milestones, Sue will forever be missed and always in the hearts and minds of family and friends. She would remind us all “don’t sweat the small stuff” and “treat others as we ourselves would like to be treated”.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on January 4th, 2013 at Selkirk College, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sue Blakeway Memorial Scholarship at Selkirk College.
The family of Jim Blakeway wishes to thank the incredible support of family, friends and neighbors, as well as the dedicated community at Selkirk College, the medical team at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and the efforts of the first responders.