Susan Elizabeth Schiller

June 28, 1946 – February 18, 2015

Susan and Heinz were married for 47 1/2 years – just newlyweds! Her early years were spent in Vancouver where she grew up with her sister, Winkie. Susan met Heinz while working at Super Valu. After high school, she attended UBC to become a teacher. Susan was passionate about teaching from the very beginning. She received top marks during her teacher practicum in Osoyoos, and went on to teach at Queen Alexandra Elementary in Vancouver for six years, and at Coquihalla Elementary in Hope. Some of her closest lifetime friendships were formed during her university and teaching years. In 1974, July 22, on their anniversary date, Susan and Heinz bought the Super Valu in Hope which they ran as a Super Valu for 20 years and as a Buy and Save for 19 1/2 years. During the 39 1/2 years of operating the store, Susan and Heinz were very privileged and honored to have such supportive, long-term employees. Susan had an inner beauty of high intellect, love, fairness, kindness and interest for human and animal life. Her mind was sharp as a razor, and her memory like that of Sherlock Holmes. She had a keen interest in all people and their families. Whenever Heinz disagreed with her, he also always found out that she was 99.9% right. Susan always, always, always had Heinz’s best interests at heart. It is said that the true wealth of a woman or man is the good he or she does in the world. Heinz is so very proud that his wife, Susan has fulfilled this obligation. He was honored to be Susan’s husband. Susan was very, very, very much loved by Heinz and Winkie.

Final Thoughts For Susan

Heinz and her loving and supporting friends formed a circle around Susan’s bed while in the hospital. The idea came from the following quote:

“Draw a circle not a heart around the one you love because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever”

– Author Unknown

Susan also enjoyed this poem

“I Shall not Live in Vain”

by Emily Dickson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain.

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

Susan was a loving inspiration to all and did not live in vain.

Thank you to all for attending the special service on Friday, February 27, 2015 for my dear, dear, dear

wife Susan.


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