WEARE – Susan “Sue” May, 62, of Caledonia, Queens Co. passed away on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.
Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Madora (Anthony) Keating.
Sue was a CCA at North Queens Nursing Home for over ten years. She was actively involved in the Kempt Baptist Church serving as a deacon and was a member of the Kempt WMS, Kempt WINS, the North Queens Fire Department Ladies Auxilliary and the North Queens Nursing Home Palliative Care Committee. Sue enjoyed playing wah-hooey and bingo, doing word games and trivia as well as crossword puzzles and lexicons. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and her family especially her grandchildren who lovingly called her “Ninny”. She will be fondly and lovingly remembered as a fun and crazy spirit.
She is survived by her daughters Candice Weare (Dwayne Cluett) of Beach Meadows; Melanie
(Graham) Jackson of Upper Branch; grandchildren Parker and Olivia Jackson; sisters Dorothy (Einar) Whynot of Liverpool; Yvonne (Charles) Greer of Greenfield; Margaret (Roger) Corkum of Eagle Head; Ann Kent of Halifax; Evelyn Patterson of Dartmouth; brothers Archie (Euna) of Halifax; Ronald (Janet Grezaud) of Milton; Daniel (Charlene) of Milton. Many nieces and nephews and her former spouse and good friend Brian.
She was predeceased by sisters Gertrude Kay, Greta Everett, brothers Vincent, Leonard “Mick”,
John and former mother-in-law Irene Weare.
Visitation will be Monday, July 23, 2018 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Kempt United Baptist Church. Pastor Royce Getson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Kempt. Reception to follow in the North Queens Fire Hall. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Kempt Baptist Church or North Queens Nursing Home Palliative Care Committee. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Leora Boutilier Cavanagh
I was shocked to hear of Sue’s passing . My condolences to all of her family ,
Murray & I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Sue’s family and to everyone she called a friend, and there was quite a few. We considered her a friend, and will miss seeing her smiling face, her stories, her jokes and her way of making us all laugh. RIP Sue
To all of Sue’s family. I am very sad to read this. You have lost a great person. My thoughts are with you
Melanie and Candice
There are no words to express how sorry I am that your Mom has passed. She was a wonderful, giving person. Hugs to you and your family. She will be missed
Brenda Lawrence .
To Susan’s Family . Sincere sympathy . Susan was such a kind hearted lady .
Her pain is over .RIP Susan Brenda Lawrence
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing My thoughts and prayers are with all the family
Anne Shay Kempton
My sincere condolences in the passing of Sue. She will be missed by so many that knew and loved her.
Rest in Peace.
Anne Shay Kempton
Wanda J Horton
Dear Candice I remember your mom when I would go and visit my Aunt Marg. I am very sorry to hear she passed away .
Very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a lovely lady.
Sincere sympathy to Candace and Melanie and family
My thoughts are with Sue’s family, she was so amazing. So sorry for your loss Melanie and Candice.
Jason and Erin Mansfield
I am so sorry for your loss; Melanie, Candace and familes. It was a pleasure to work with and know your mother. She was a wonderful woman who left beautiful memories with those who knew her.
Leigh and Cathy Merry
Dear Candice and Melanie thinking of you tonight and your Mum. Sue was one of those people that come along in life to spread happiness she had a heart of gold! May God bless you and may she RIP!!!
Lena and Gary
To all of sue’s family I am so sorry to hear of her passing.She was one of a kind with an amazing sense of humour.She will be missed by all that knew her.
Sue was a special person . We all loved her for the sweet gal she was . I know I will miss her . Thinķing of the family at this time of sorrpw .
So sorry to hesr of Sue’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
She was one of a kind!!! I loved this women to pieces,,She will never be forgotten Xo Hugs to all her family and friends… Rest easy Sue!!
Elaine & Raymond Kempton
Condolences to Candice, Melanie & family.
Cherish your memories.Find comfort in knowing Mom is in a better place.
Elaine & Raymond Kempton
Condolences to Candice, Melanie & family.
Cherish your memories.Find comfort in knowing Mom is in a better place.
I am so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. We childhood friends. my thoughts go out to her family and friends.May she rest in peace.
sending sympathy to all the family of a dear and sweet person. Sue was a person that you were proud to call your friend. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. The many memories she gave us through her poems and skits will keep her in our hearts forever. Rest in peace Earth Angel
I was so sorry to see this. Susan was a part of growing up in Milton – groups of kids walking to Milton school, and later sharing a bus stop for high school. I didn’t see her much after she moved to Caledonia, but the last time I saw her she was the same cheerful, funny Susan I knew. My condolences to her family and friends.
Kathi (Harding) Parlee
Candice and Melanie, your mom was truly a wonderful woman, I am honoured to have known her and worked with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sorry to see that your mom has passed, she was a beautiful person. Thinking of you Candice and Melanie, our hearts go out to you and your families. With sincere sympathy from Linda and Hector
Terry &Sheila DeLong
Sorry to hear of Sue’s passing.I remember when we would meet at her house for coffee & games. We would laugh until the tears run. Over yime people had children worked & although we drifted apart we never forgot each other. Rest in peace my good friend we will meet in heaven to play again. May you find peace in God’s garden of life.
I.m so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. we had a lot of good time’s togather; my heart goes out to the family’
may u RIP.my friend’.
To Margie and all of Sue’s Family
So sorry for your loss, Sue was a great person, we had a lot of laughs and lots of fun through high school. She will be missed by all that knew her.
To all the family, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
on behalf of the Greenfield and Liverpool Fire Departments.
Chaplain Norman Rafuse
Sorry for your loss.Thinking of u Melanie and family
Helen & David Fox
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing.Please except our condolences.
Thomas Veinot & Family
Our family’s deepest sympathy for your loss. I have many fond memories of Sunday School, VBS and Youth group and often smile when thinking about memorizing a “Sue poem” for the concert of the day. We will be thinking of you during this sad time and remembering her fondly.
So very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing.
Buddy & Arlene Greenough.
To all of Sue family So sorry to hear of Sue passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Deddie/ Gene Wamboldt
Ron and family
So sorry for your loss. you are in our prayers and thoughts
So sorry to hear about Sue’s passing hugs to all the family
Kevin and Marsha Freeman
Faith kept her strong and faith led her home! Sue will be missed by anyone who had the privilege to know her. God has a special angel who will watch over her family and friends and remain in our hearts forever. Sending thoughts and prayers to all! ❤️❤️
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She always had a smile and a friendly hello.
Vaughn & Kathy Rawding
So sad, Sue was truly a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary jo conwsy
I am very sorry for your loss she was a wonderful strong willed fun loving wonderful person
I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Sue was a wonderful person and friend, I enjoyed working with her and I missed her greatly when I left North Queens. A beautiful person, kind and generous she will be missed ❤️
Glenwood Diane Hirtle
Glenwood and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Sue’s family. I am really going to miss her sitting beside me in the choir loft. And she always had something nice to say.. Sue you will be missed
Sue was an angel here on earth, spreading her kindness, compassion,intelligence,and genuine spirit. It was a pleasure being a co worker with Sue and North Queens Nursing Home hit it big with you there, the residents were very fortunate to have you. To Candice, Melanie, and all who loved Sue my sincere condolences, she will be missed by so many.
Thinking of you Candice and Melanie at this sad time. Your mother and I had a great friendship when you were in school, which always involved laughter. I still have the poem she wrote for me on the last day of school. How clever she was! Take good care of each other and know your mother was dearly loved in our community. God bless.
So very sorry to hear about Sue. Sue was a wonderful caring and talented soul and she will surely be missed by many. Thinking of all of you. Take care.
Muriel and Raymond Whynot
So very sorry to hear of Sue,s passing My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Bruce and Linda DeLong and family
Bruce and I are sending love and prayers to family and friends of Sue. She was so special. Many great memories of our times together. Loved all her poems and her laughter!
So sorry for your loss. when i was young i was friends with her family members. R.I.P. Susan.
Barry and Bonnie Francis
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Sending prayers. Sue will be missed by many.
Sharon & Dennis Wills
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Sue was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven has just gained another beautiful angel and she will be watching over her family. Our thoughts and prayers to you all
Sharon & Dennis
Marg and Roger
Sorry to hear that your sister has passed. . Remember the good times you had with your sister it will help get you through the difficult days. . My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lynn Martin and family
A truly wonderful, kind and God fearing woman. She was so easy to like and anyone that knew her would be happy to call her a friend. She had such a joyful, loving spirit and that showed so obviously in all that she did in her community and with her family. I truly enjoyed Sue’s sense of humor and her kindness was always present. May God bless you all as you grieve your loss. Treasure those memories as I know you all have many. She is now safely abiding with her Father in heaven.
Margie and family,
So sorry to hear about Sue…..my thoughts are with you all.
Remembering Sue: Our childhood friendship, waiting for Sue at her home in the mornings and walking from Glenwood Street to the Milton school for eight years. The birthday parties, and walking home from school singing children songs. Her singing for me Yellow bandanna, a song I didn’t know but one she taught me. Our teenage antics, school dances, We did not see each other in the later years but I visited her in the hospital when her first child was born. It Did not matter how many years would go past, when we met, there was always a hug and a smile of the times we shared together. I wish that I could have seen and talked to her one more time but I did not know. Forever in my Memories. You deserve to rest.
Karen and Ralph
Dear Melanie, Candice and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of your Mom, she will be greatly missed. Please accept our condolence at this very sad time.
Ralph and Karen Lohnes
Rev. Terry brewer
On behalf of the Milton Baptist Church we wish to extend our prayers and condolences to Susan Weare’s family and friends during these moments. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and we pray Gods peace will sustain you. May the Lord bless you…Rev. Terry Brewer, Milton Baptist Church
Gord & Barb Cantlay
Our thoughts and prayers are with Candice & Melanie and families. Sue was a true friend to many and we will greatly miss her.
To Candice and family: We are very sorry for your loss. Sue was a truly special person filled with love. Our condolences at this sad time.
Michelle and Noah
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a great person to know and I’ve worked with her in church and W.I. Will miss her so much. She certainly had lots of faith and knew exactly where she was going. Now she is at peace and no pain. May God bless you and your family as you find comfort in Him during these difficult days.
I had not any contact with Susan over many years .However when I taught her in Grade One there was something that I remember so well. She was one of the best readers I ever had. She read so many little books that she was always prepared to read another story to the class. These would be books that she learned and read at home first. . Not many students you remember like I did with Susan. SO sorry I didn’t see her as of late but sending condolences to family who lost her at such an early age
To Sue’s Family,
Your mother was always a special person to spend some time with. I can remember stopping for gas at Wilfred’s on a Sunday afternoon not because I really needed gas but I was looking forward to a chat and a few laughs with Sue.
She really got it, was an exceptional volunteer and community supporter, and one of those people who gave you a boost every time you had the good fortune to spend a few minutes with her.
I can still hear you laughing Sue,
To the family,
I always loved the time spent with your mother. She was so sharp and full of life and laughter.
I would often stop at Wilfred’s on a Sunday afternoon for gas ,not so much because I needed gas but to have a a chat and a laugh.
An exceptional volunteer ,great mother and a value community member.
God rest your soul, Sue,and I can still hear your laughter.
Bonita Labrador & Jerry Mansfield
To Sue’s Family and Friends
We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bonnie Labrador & Jerry Mansfield
Mary and Rod Keirstead
Sue was such a bright light, so talented and warm-hearted. She added so much to the fabric of North Queens. Candice and Melanie, we send our best wishes.
Melanie and family…I am so very sorry to hear that you lost your mom. My sincerest condolences.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Sues Family and Friends.She Is going to be missed by all that knew her.
Jordan and Bella Oickle
To all of Susan’s family ,
So sorry to hear of Susans’ passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . R.I.P. SUSAN
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
So sorry to learn of Sue’s passing
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Melanie and Candace… Every so often a great all round wonderful, kindheated person comes along and touches everyone’s soul as Sue did as it is plain to see here by the many, many condolences! This lady was one of a kind! I knew Sue from highschool and had the pleasure of meeting up again in North Queen’s and working with her at the nursing home! Your memories of your mom must run so deep, she sure loved her girls and grandchildren! Gone from our lives but still lives on in us through her spirit! Rest easy Sue, I know you are at rest and free from pain, a guardian angel watching over all!
Barbara Merry _Selig
So sorry for your lost Candice and Melanie .May she rip and May God bless.
John & Peggy Whynot
We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Muriel, Richard & Joan Canning
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Sue Weare, Sue was a very special person, who was thoughtful, fun loving, caring, kindness to all her family and friends. She was loved by all. Her smiling face, her quick wit, her funny stories and jokes will be missed by all. The community will suffer a great loss in the passing of Sue. I know the little times we spent with Sue each summer playing cards, bingo, wahooee, three and thirteen were very special times for us. Her wit never ceased to amaze us, the laughter was always there and enjoyed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this sad time.
Muriel, Richard and Joan Canning
I was very surprised and saddened to learn of Susan’s death. My fond memories of her take me back to the 1965/66 school year, my first year of teaching, when I was so very fortunate to have this clever, talented little girl in my grade four class at the Milton school.( Sadly it burned the following year.) In more recent years I got to catch up with her a bit at the Kempt suppers where she was generously giving her time and energy to serve her community. I didn’t know that she was ill. To all her family, please know that am thinking of you all as you grieve the loss of your special loved one.
Bev (Mansfield) Stewart
Helen and Georgie Uhlman
To the Girls
Georgie and I want to express sincere sorrow and sympathy on Sue’s passing. We will miss our Wahooey games so much. She was a ray of sunshine who was so special. Her pride in you both was evident every time she spoke of you. Her deep and abiding faith was a comfort for her and I hope it continues for you now. She will be greatly missed by all our family , because we felt that she was our family too. Hugs to all of you
Chrissie & Normie Knock
We are saddened that we won’t have our Sue to talk and laugh with. Sue was a diamond in the rough and we are so very lucky that she was part of our life. We send prayers to her family.
Shirley & Paul Neals
Margie..So sorry to hear your sister passed away.
Gods comfort on you all!
Dear Candice and Melanie,
Sorry about your Mom,s passing ,she was a very careing and a very special lady . You have an angel watching over you .
My thoughts and prayers are with you . R.I. P. Sue Marilyn
Bob & Hazel Mansfield
It was with great sadness that we learned of Sue’s passing. She was a good friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our sincerest condolences to her family during this time of strife.
Candace & families,
Soo sorry for your loss take care. Xoxoxo
Julie & family
Belinda Wentzell Delong
To all of Susan’s family,sorry for your greatest loss.Knew Susan all of her life,we were 2nd. Cousins.What I remember and the fun had was when Brian was coming in to Milton with Clarke and the 4 of us doubled dated…We had lots of laughs.May you be RIP Susan,you’ll never be forgotten.
So sorry to hear this girls. My thoughts are with you and your families.
Karen Parnell Herrick
A beautiful soul, now resting in the loving arms of Jesus . You were a shining light to all that knew you, rest in peace Sue, I will miss you. Love and prayers to your entire family and I pray they find comfort in the fact that you had a true and personal relactioship with your lord.God Bless.
Lorena Wile Lohnes
I am one of the many who can say that they cared ever so much for Sue. She will be greatly missed in many ways. I am so sorry Melanie and Candice. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Lucille A Mailman
My thoughts and sincere condolences goes to Melanie, Candace, and family. Sue was unbelievable woman she touch so many lives young to old. She was a wise, caring, loving person. I so enjoyed our talks we had and the advice I ever received from her. Anyone who was blessed to have Sue in their lives was honored. I enjoyed working with your mom she was a great co-worker. She will be missed !!
With love and sympathy to Susan’s family,
Susan and I grew up and went to School together right here in Milton, N.S. and I always enjoyed being around her. She was a barrel of fun and a good friend. The years went by and before we knew it, I was married (and since Larry’s job meant that we moved around for several years, living in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia before finally moving back home to Milton once again Susan and I lost touch with each other.) That is until one day when we were driving home from our son Jonathan’s wedding in Church Point, Digby County and blew a tire on our car. This happened on a Sunday afternoon and there weren’t very many garages open. Thankfully, we were almost to Caledonia and Larry knew almost everyone there and so he was able to get us to a little garage and store, in order to borrow some tools that he needed to get the tire changed, while I waited for him inside the Store. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that Susan was working in the Store/Gas Bar that day! We had a wonderful time of catching up with each other’s lives. I was especially happy to hear that Susan had accepted the Lord and was actively involved in the Kempt Baptist Church. Larry and I had also accepted the Lord in 1976 and so we rejoiced together – and I know that when the Lord calls us home, we will rejoice once again with Susan. In the meantime, I realize that this is a big loss for Susan’s family and I would like you all to know that my love and prayers are with you. Sue won’t be forgotten – she made this old World a happier place with her kind ways and her great sense of humour. God be with each one of you at this sad time in your lives.
Sincerely, Larry and Lynn (Kempton) Lowe
Sue was a remarkable woman, so kind and caring. It was a privilege working with her at North Queens Nursing Home, and the residents were so fortunate to enjoy her selfless committed volunteering. She was passionate about all she did, whether here or in the community, always a smile on her face.
Melanie and Candace, I’m so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time. Sue has definitely touched the hearts of many.
Terje and Barb Rogers
Sue was a delight to know. She gave so much to her community and will be missed so much by so many. Our condolences to her family at this difficult time of loss.
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
I grew up on Glenwood St with Sue and her large family.I will always remember walking home from school and trying to keep up with her and her unique sense of humour.The world has lost a giving, wonderful person.Please accept our sincerest sympathies.
Sending condolences to the Keatings and all extended family – and to my good friend Brian Weare. The earth has said goodbye to a shining star. I have wonderful memories of my times with Sue, especially during our teens. RIP Susie. Heaven embraces you with open arms and takes all your pain away.
Sharron and Danny McMordie
To All Suzie’s family, please accept my deepest condolences at the death of your loved one. I am so sad to hear of her passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, always. It’s hard to believe that she was taken so soon, after just seeing her when I was down in March to visit Evelyn. My heart breaks for all of you. Danny and I are keeping you in are thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Love Sharron and Danny.
sending condolences to sues family she was one of a kind R.I.P SUE.
Holly and Philip Smith
To Susan’s family,
As you say goodbye to this wonderful, intelligent and caring woman, may all the kind thoughts of those whose lives she affected so positively, fill you with peace and help you to carry on without her.
I met Sue in 9th grade and it was evident from the beginning that she was a remarkable girl. So smart, such a quick wit, and a wonderful outlook on life. I only have seen her ocassionaly over the years,but she never changed. I was deeply saddened to read of her untimely passing.
Her work here is finished and it is obvious that she made life better for so many around her. What better tribute could any of us hope for.
Rest well Sue.
John & Debbie Veinot
Sue had a wonderful impact on our children’s lives. Her kindness and words of wisdom at Sunday school helped shaped their compassion towards other people. May it comfort you to know that many others share in your loss.
John & Debbie Veinot
So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
Bob and Marilyn Ellis
Family and friends of Sue:
We have known Sue for many years through the Kempt Church. We are from Yarmouth but have spent a week in June and 3 weeks in Sept/Oct at Keji for many years. We always attended the Kempt Church. We were welcomed with a smile and hug from Sue; she always seemed like a bubbly person. She had a lovely singing voice, adding to the choir. We extend our condolences to you all. May God bless you.
Wilma and Tom Shupe
To Sue’s family….We were very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing.I have fond memories of her from my teaching years when she was always there to help with any school activity.She always brought fun and laughter with her.I also remember her bringing a taste of fudge to us on her way to enter it in exhibition.She was a very special person who made a positive impact on all who knew her.
Sending our condolences to Melanie and Candice and family. Sue was one of those ladies that always left a warm spot every time you talked or seen her. She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Take care of yourselves and each other. Hold on to all your beautiful memeries. David, Marsha, Dalton and Vanessa.
Marion and Blair Baxter
To Sue’s family. We extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was an exceptional woman. She will be missed by so many people and the community of North Queens. Hugs to you all.
Marion and Blair Baxter
To all of Sue’s family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you !
I consider myself one of the lucky ones who got to know your mum while I have been volunteering at the nursing home..
Stay strong please because you know that is what she wants..
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Melanie ,Candace and family Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many. She was a great person to work with at the home.
Bonnie Gay Hartlen
To the family of Susan who I went to school with, so sorry to hear about her passing over. Susan was a laugh a minute and a lovely gal! I wish I had known of her illness as I would have liked to say that I was praying for her journey home. My deepest condolences to the family and may God Bless you Susan!
Bonnie Gay Hartlen
John and Nancy Leefe
Susan was a lovely person, dedicated to her family and community. Always with a smile, she was ready to lend a hand. She will be fondly remembered by her many friends whose lives she enriched.
Frank and Jane Croft
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Sue. She was always happy and smiling. We have the same birthdays which we used to celebrate together as kids. She will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
Frank and Jane
Darlene (Tufts) Wentzell
So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Melanie and Candace. Oh, my, the wonderful memories I have of your Mom, back when all you “kids” were little and us parents would be planning all the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School activities, programs and closings. She just had that way about her that made everyone feel at ease and have fun! I was so shocked and saddened to learn of her death. My heart goes out to you all. Know that I’m thinking of you and sending much love.
Darlene (Tufts) Wentzell
Sue was my Sunday school teacher. She came to my mind today and I just wanted her family to know how richly my life was blessed for having known her. She was so full of love for people and for God. Thank you Sue for everything you’ve done for me and the community you served so generously.