MENARD

MENARD It is with our deepest sorrow that we say goodbye to our dearly beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend, Susanne Kay (Evans) Menard of Red Deer, AB. Susanne passed away on Thursday March 29, 2007, after a 12-year battle with breast cancer. Born October 27, 1949 in Ontario, Oregon, U.S.A to Caroline and Martin Evans, Susie did most of her growing up in Oregon & Idaho before moving to Pendleton, Oregon where she graduated from Pendleton High in 1967. She then moved to Portland, Oregon in 1978 to attend Pacific Business College. Susie and her first husband then moved to Detroit, Michigan where Susanne became a lifetime member in the Woman of the Moose. They divorced in 1979 and she moved with her kids to Salt Lake City. Susanne then met her second husband Claude E. Menard, and they moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. Susanne and Claude married in July 1984. During Susanne’s 18 years in Lethbridge, she was proud to be a founding member of the Lethbridge Community Band where she played the clarinet. Susanne was also a lifetime Lioness Club member international and played a large role in both the Hockey Association and the Studio One dance studio parent board. Susanne and her husband Claude then transferred to Red Deer, AB in 1997. While living in Red Deer, Susanne continued her love for music by playing the clarinet in the Red Deer Symphonic Winds at the Red Deer College. During this past year Susanne joined the Red Deer Community Band, trying her hand at a new instrument … percussion. Susanne was also proud to be a PMAC member (Purchasing Management Association of Canada). Some of Susanne’s favorite things were; to camp with friends, skinny dip at Ridge Reservoir, listening and dancing to music, parasailing, quading, spending time with her grandchildren, playing board games with her children and husband, playing practical jokes and reading long obituaries. Surviving her is her husband Claude Menard, son Steve and wife Kerrie, grandchildren Dakota and Cayd from Red Deer, daughter Gidgett and husband Chris from Edmonton, mother Caroline and stepfather Joe Angotti, sister Judy Martin, and brother Mike Evens all from Oregon. Susanne’s wake will be held on Saturday April 7 from 2-4, at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton St. Red Deer, AB. Susanne requested that instead of flowers, she would like donations to be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Ave. Red Deer, AB, T4R 3S6, 403-309-4344 or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, 1-866-412-4222.