She is survived by daughter Natalie and step‑daughter Marni Sheppard (Nasahn). She is pre‑deceased by parents Bernice and Harry Howey, husband Colin (2001), and brother John Howey (1999).
Susan triumphed over addiction in the 70s and was a leader and mentor for many years in a 12‑step program, a second chance at life that she never took for granted.
Later, with her husband Colin, she would move to the town of Peachland, where she distinguished herself first as a staff member at the BC Women’s Enterprise Society, then on the Board of the Peachland Wellness Centre, and finally as the Founder and CEO of the natural skincare company SBT Seabuckthorn.
Susan was a loving daughter and sister, a supportive wife, and an incomparable mother. She was a comfort, role model, mentor, friend, and confidante without equal.
A service will be held in Vancouver in the spring or summer of 2019.