SUSAN ELIZABETH CANNARD
August 24, 1945 ~ March 11, 2015
"We will miss her keen eye for the outrageous,
her ability to make adults and children
laugh at her stories, her girlish demeanor,
and her impeccable presentation."
Susan Elizabeth Cannard, was born Aug. 24, 1945, and died March 11th, 2015 in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Manchester, IA, and raised in Scottsdale, AZ.
Sue put herself through cosmetology school, working 18 years in Vancouver, WA and Boise, ID.
In 1987, she received a Bachelor of Science, graduating magna cum laude from the Walla Walla University School of Nursing, Portland Campus. Sue worked at Southwest Washington Medical Center as a home health nurse, and after receiving her surgery credentials began an 18 year career as a staff RN in surgery at the hospital. She completed her career as an orthopedic nurse at Rebound in Vancouver, retiring in 2009.
Throughout her life, Sue was constantly involved with helping others, championing her children's education, variably serving as PTA president, volunteer coordinator, and fundraiser. She was an active member of two nursing organizations, and served as a volunteer counselor for substance abusers and mental health victims. She was a mentor and always tried to give her best to others.
She loved games, taught anyone who would listen how to play canasta and rummy, and consistently beat them. Her passion for cooking yielded countless meals filled with fun and laughter. Sue was a wonderful wife, mother,
grandmother, aunt, and sister.
Sue is survived by her husband of 47 years, Paul; sons, Matt (Jen) and Sam (Laura); brother, Lyle Scott (Mary Lou); cherished grandchildren, Madison, Samantha, and Alexander; brothers-in-law, Dave and Don (Sue); and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She would have liked us to thank special friends, Ruth Showalter, Lisa Bowers, Lynda Woods, Krista Relling, and Michelle Larson, who provided her unending love and support.
She was preceded by her parents, Lyle and Vivian Scott; sister, Jolene; and daughter, Amy Elizabeth.
A Catholic Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Sat., May 2nd, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 400 South Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA, 98661, with reception and lunch on-site immediately following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation, Nurses Fund, P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668, 360-514-3106.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits