Susan Merline McCulloch
July 17, 1952- January 12, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Susan McCulloch announces her peaceful passing from cancer, at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Susan was a beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Ken Blasius; daughters,
Lauren (John) and Malorie (David); adored grandsons, Declan, Owen and Bennett (her “mini men”); sister, Joyce (Bob) Davies of Victoria, BC; sister-in-law Betts Robinson of St. Albert; niece and nephews, Dana Davies, Brett Davies, Ben Robinson and Jacob Robinson.
Susan was born in Dauphin, Manitoba to William and Elsie McCulloch. The family eventually moved to Edmonton where Susan graduated from Bonnie Doon High School. She attended the University of Alberta obtaining a B.A and Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction. She then worked with the Provincial Government for 35 years, retiring in 2011.
Susan and Ken travelled the world with many fond memories of the “Happy Wanderers” and friends that accompanied them on such adventures. Susan was very grateful for the opportunity to have visited nearly every continent.
In the last 6 years, Susan and Ken enjoyed their place in Indian Wells, California during the winter months. Her “Happy Place” though was their cottage at Osprey Bay on Lake Wabamun where they shared many happy times with family and friends.
Susan loved gardening (had to, as she had 2 yards to look after) and was passionate about art and volunteered at the Edmonton Art Gallery. During her retirement, she finally had time to return to painting and her other artistic endeavours. She loved to be active, and in the last few years had taken up golf.
Above all, Susan cherished her family, especially her best friends, Lauren and Malorie and her beloved “mini-men”. She was particularly fond of both of her sons-in-law, David Nisbet and John Bell. She was blessed with many friends, and she and the family were overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness, generosity and love expressed since her diagnosis.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Nigel Flook for always being there, and Dr. Julie Price Hiller, and Vanessa Sauve from the Cross Cancer Institute for their compassion and care.
Cremation has taken place and due to current restrictions, a celebration of life will take place at a later date to remember and honour Susan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation, www.burrowingowl.com, or Animal Rescue Crew Society, www.aarcs.ca