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Born: Apr 21, 1968

Date of Passing: Jul 09, 2015

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SUSAN HORODYSKA April 21, 1968 - July 9, 2015 After a courageous battle, she leaves her devoted husband, and love of her life, Laurie Todd. He was a most exceptional caregiver. She also leaves her loving stepdaughter Aiden Todd and granddaughter Ryleigh Todd Moore. Predeceased by her mother, Alma Horodyski, she leaves her father, William Horodyski, her six siblings Grace Grindean (Michael Grindean), Mary Horodyski (Sandy Shewchuk), Bernie Horodyski (Barb Bebee), Bill Horodyski (of Calgary), Donna Ellis (Jack Ellis) of Oakville, Ontario, and Sandy Lymycz (widow of Bill Lymycz). She leaves seven nieces and nephews, including godchild Alexis Hildalh (nee Lymycz), and four great-nieces and nephews, as well as friends and colleagues. Susan attained her BA in Art History from the University of Winnipeg, and while working full-time at the Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, achieved her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2013. As a student, she won a university level international competition in photography held in Toronto, and was in two group exhibitions in Toronto involving other emerging artists. Having just graduated, she was excited to work independently on her art. One of her greatest joys was to travel with her husband Laurie to see art exhibitions in Canada and the United States. She had looked forward to doing the same with him in Europe in the coming years. She loved all animals, especially her close canine companion, Luna (died in 2013 at the age of 15), adopted from the Winnipeg Humane Society. She also enjoyed yoga and walking, whether it be taking long strolls in the city or hiking on travels. Never one for public ceremony, Susan did not want a service. However, if donations were made in her memory to the Farm Animal Welfare Committee at the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3, where she volunteered, they would be deeply and graciously felt. Thank you to the exceptional doctors, nurses, Palliative Care team, support staff, and social worker - at CancerCare Manitoba and GD 3 at Health Sciences Centre that Susan met along the way. A special thank you to Dr. James Bolton at Health Sciences Centre, for walking the path with her. 204-586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2015

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was truly saddened by the news of Susan's passing. Susan was one of my first friends in school and although we didn't see each other much after graduation, I fondly remember the years of birthday parties and her love of animals. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Maureen Hancock (Childhood friend) on: Jul 14, 2015

  • When I first met Susan a number of years ago, it was through the Winnipeg Humane Society`s Quit Stalling Campaign (a campaign focused on ending the practice of confining female hogs in very small cages). As the coordinator of the campaign, I helped to train Susan. She was very passionate about this issue and about improving the welfare of all animals. She easily conveyed this passion to the many people she spoke with in this role and helped them to really understand the importance of the issue. I also live in the same neighborhood as her and Laurie and often ran into her and Luna on their daily walks. She was a very kind and gentle soul that will be greatly missed. Randy - Posted by: Randy Tonnellier (Fellow Winnipeg Humane Society Volunteer) on: Jul 12, 2015

  • Our hearts reach out to your whole family at this time of great loss. We know that Susan left many special memories and it is our prayer that they will help to ease your sorrow in moments of sadness. With love and condolences, cousins Josie and Henry Bohncke - Posted by: Josie and Henry Bohncke (Cousin) on: Jul 11, 2015

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