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BAKOS – Susan Lyn (nee Tourangeau)

November 18, 1948 – May 15, 2010

Susan was taken suddenly on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at the age of 61 years.

She will be forever missed by; her loving husband Gabe Bakos; Mother-in-Law Mary Bakos; Sister Jennifer Verney; Daughters Laurie Stiles (Mark) and Bryanne Doyle (Kevin); Stepson Jonathon Bakos; and her Grandchildren Matthew, Spencer, Ryan, Isabelle and Adam.

Susan’s family was the cornerstone of her life, especially her grandchildren with whom she experienced her greatest happiness and joy. She was an exceptionally outgoing and socially gracious individual who became a successful and highly regarded business woman in her community. She was an intensely compassionate person concerned about and interested in the welfare of others, which manifested itself in genuine accepting warmth for everyone she met.

She enjoyed a variety of interests, including a love of literature, music, the arts, and travel. These interests culminated into a later-life wanderlust which kept Susan and Gabe cruising and camping whenever their busy schedule would allow.

At this time, Susan was actively supporting her Grandson’s and friend’s efforts to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy. To help Susan continue to support their philanthropic endeavours, her family believes that it would be Susan’s wish that donations be made in her honour to the Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association, 7015 MacLeod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6 Telephone: (403) 205-4935.

At this time, Susan’s family would like to recognize and give thanks to the caring and empathetic members of the Calgary Police, Fire and Paramedic response teams.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Susan Bakos, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Peter and Judy Beyeler :

    Dear Gabe, Jennifer, Laurie and Bryanne. I found this and thought of you at this time. We are deeply saddened by your loss.

    What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

  2. valerie conboy :

    Sorry for such a great loss. Susan will be truly missed. To let you know that we are thinking of you in your time of need.
    Marion Walker and family
    Ruth Jones and family
    Marion and Ruth Maud are cousins from Smiths Falls and Brockville, Ontario

  3. Laura Easterbrook :

    Susan was such an incredible person and I feel fortunate to have know her. I remember her huge heart and beautiful smile.
    My heart goes to Laurie, Bryanne and Gabe… and all her precious grandchildren, friends and family. I know how much you’ll miss her.

  4. Yvette Bodwin :

    To Laurie (Mark) and the rest of the family my prayers and condolences are extended to you and your entire family. May God comfort you in your time of grief.

    The Bodwin Family

  5. Bernice and Bob McKenna :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family Gabe, our heartfelt condolences to you all. God Bless.

  6. Rhonda Hartley :

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rhonda Hartley
    Baytown, TX

  7. Adam & Jasmine Avants :

    Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. We will be praying for your family as you pay tribute to your mother.

  8. Alex and Cathy Watts and family :

    Dear Laurie and Bryanne,

    We are saddened to hear of your Mom’s death. We have very fond memories of your Mom and our times together. We know that in time when you think of your Mom your heart will be filled with sweet memories rather than sadness.

    Love Alex, Cathy, Les (Lance) Sean (Lisa) Watts

  9. Rob and Kathy McAndrew :

    Dear Gabe and family
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. She was always a bright and welcoming light when we walked into your offices. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

  10. Amanda and Phil Wensley :

    Dear Gabe and Family,
    We were so sad to hear of Sue’s passing. She was such a wonderful person, who touched the lives of so many people. We feel very fortunate to have had her in ours. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  11. Dear Laurie and Bryanne
    We are so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She had enormous intelligence, wit and warmth. Tanis, Stephanie and I are so sorry to have lost touch with you all over the last years, but know that your Mom will be sadly missed.
    Love Liz, Tanis and Stephanie

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