Susan Margaret Howson
Susan Margaret Howson peacefully slipped free of the bonds of Alzheimer’s disease and into the loving arms of Jesus, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, with family by her side.
Born on May 23,1944, Susan was the beloved wife for 57 years of Bill Howson and the loving mother of Julie (Peter) Chang and Rick (Shari) Howson. She was the cherished grandmother of Brianna Chang, Jordan Chang, Elizabeth Howson and William Howson. Susan will be lovingly remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law, Stan Hiseler, Jim and Esther Howson, Doug and Barbara Howson, Ann and Bob Crawford, Bruce and Candice Howson, Mary Arthur and Margaret and Brian Craig.
Susan was predeceased by her parents Leslie and Mary Wightman, sisters Eleanor Hiseler, and Joan Crawford, infant brother Billie, brother-in-law Ken Crawford and sisters-in-law Mary Ann Howson and Barbara Laing-Hiseler.
Born in Wingham and growing up on a farm in East Wawanosh, Susan was the baby of the family with doting older sisters, a fact that she always loved sharing. They moved to Blyth when she was 11, and there she went on to make several lifelong friends. It was at high school where she met the man she fell in love with, Bill, and they built a devoted life together.
She was a Grade 1 teacher in Goderich and Londesborough for five years before retiring to be a full-time mom. Years later, she discovered a new passion as grandma. She adored her four grandchildren and showered unending love on them with her time, activities, play, and cookies. Bill and Susan loved time at their Muskoka home, where they spent almost every summer weekend relaxing, repairing, entertaining and rejuvenating.
Over the years, they also loved to travel, spending regular time in Florida and at southern gospel music concerts at Pigeon Forge and Branson. They also ventured, through work or personal trips, to many different countries.
Family and friends stayed central in her life. She made it a priority to remember birthdays and anniversaries with a stack of greeting cards for the mail every month. She also dedicated countless hours to church and community groups, with coffee break Bible study being a favourite.
We would like to thank the many healthcare professionals, and faithful friends and family who helped Susan through her challenging last couple years.
Susan’s family received friends and relatives at Falconer Funeral Homes - Bluewater Chapel, Goderich on Thursday, Dec. 8 and and will receive them on Friday, Dec. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service. Pastor Ernest Dow and Pastor Mike Stanley will officiate. Interment is at Blyth Union Cemetery, followed by a reception at Huron Chapel Evangelical Missionary Church, Auburn.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Huron County, Huron Chapel Evangelical Missionary Church, or a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence for the Howson family are welcome at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com.