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SUCHE – Robin Andrea

October 3, 1964 – November 26, 2009

Robin Suche died, aged 45, the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2009 as a result of complications from diabetes and renal failure. She had been in failing health for the past few years.

Born in Montreal in 1964, Robin moved to Connecticut, aged five days and subsequently to Calgary in 1967 where, except for some schooling in the U.S., she lived for the rest of her life.

Robin was a “one-off” and highly individualistic. She was cooperative, uncooperative, stubborn, funny, exasperating, friendly, and gregarious, a mimic, impossible to live with, brave, and always loving to her family and friends. Most of Robin’s working career was at Wal-Mart where she made many friends and enjoyed the community. For the past three years, Robin was a resident at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre where she was well known and much liked, making many friends with the other residents and the caring staff.

Robin leaves behind her parents, Anne and Tony; her sister Camilla in Sydney, Australia; brother Stephen; sister-in-law Monica; nephew Nicholas; nieces, Zoë and Cassandra; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Robin was predeceased by, among others, her beloved three-legged cat Gizmo and, in September, by her grandmother, Berenice Lucas, aged 97.

A Gathering for family and friends will be held at the residence of Stephen and Monica Suche, on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m, with a tribute to Robin at 4:30 p.m.. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, 722 – 16th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6V7, 403-230-6900. Robin’s family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Fanning for looking after Robin so well. The family offers special thanks to Dr. Samuel Schorr, who gave so much of his time, and to the nurses and staff of Unit 37 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their care and thoughtfulness to the entire Suche family throughout Robin’s illness.

In living memory of Robin Suche, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of The Bells, 2720 Centre Street North (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Ellen Valovich (Newman) :

    Tony, Anne, Cammy, Stephen, Monica and family. I was saddened to hear of Robin’s passing. Athough she was with us for a short time, she will live on in our hearts forever. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    Ellen and Darcy

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  2. Darlene Miller :

    I have missed Robin over the past couple of years wondering where she was and how she was doing. I was saddened to read of her passing.

    I knew Robin as a very hard working employee of Walmart and had some very fun conversations with her any time I shopped there.

    One story; When I was buying wrapping paper that had ‘Andrea’ stamped all over it (my daughter’s name is Andrea) …Robin said ‘my name is Andrea too’ and I said ‘ why are you wearing a name tag that says Robin’…..I called her Andrea from that day on and she would just giggle!

    My most sincere sympathy to all of you. She will be dearly missed.

    Darlene Miller

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  3. Carol and Joel Prager :

    Dear Anne, Tony and Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. In not knowing Robin, we are sure we missed getting to know a very worthwhile, unique person. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. We wanted to be with you all to participate in the celebration Of Robin’s life but Joel developed an serious allergic reaction that required emergency medical attention. Take comfort in the
    fact that death has no dominion over the people we love and lose – they continue to be ever-present in our lives in ssos many ways.
    Fondly,
    Joel and Carol Prager

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  4. Kevin Thorvaldson :

    I was so saddened to read of your daughter’s passing last week. Though I did not have the privilege of meeting Robin, the description from the obituary said it all…. my thoughts and prayers are with you both. I’m sure it’s been five years or so, since wine Fridays at Western Living with Connie Leidal and the girls, but I’ve thought of you frequently since….

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  5. I knew Robin from her days at Wendy’s. There were many times she would come to my place so I could do her hair and make-up before we went out. I have missed these gossip days, and have been searching for Robin for the last few years. I am very saddened to read of her passing.

    My heart felt condolences go out to her family.

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  6. I met Robin in Denver Colorado when we were both just turning teenagers!! It saddens me that all these years I missed the chance to see and talk to her. I will always remember her as a valued friend!!!! my heart goes out to her family.

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  7. michelle kraemer (nee Bennett) :

    I grew up with Robin in Mount Royal and attended her birthday parties as a child. I just recently found out about her passing. I would have been at her sevice had I known. My sincere condolences to the Suche family, albeit late. I found her to be quite fascinating and will remember her fondly. Regards, Michelle Bennett Kraemer

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  8. Robin my long time friend! I am sorry I never got to talk to you before you had to leave us all! I’ve searched for you off and on and never had luck. Brittney found this article last night and I am very saddened to see it! I think of you often and miss you so much! My condolences go out to your family. Love her much!
    Renee Metter/Ewing

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