April 28, 1939 – July 6, 2020
Susan Agnes Liesch had many titles throughout her life. She was born a twin, on a beautiful spring day, April 28th 1939, in Cumberland. Sue became a wife to her best friend, Paul Liesch, at the age of just 18, after sneaking away to marry in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on May 3, 1958. They wasted no time, with Sue going from wife to mother later that year.
As the matriarch of the iconic “ginger bread house” on Left road Merville, that was seemingly constantly under construction, Sue was also the pyjama warmer, the baker and chef as well as taxi service to and from town. She was a race car driver. A waitress. A receptionist. A SuperValue clerk. After the children left home, Sue and Paul became pioneers, living on a float house they built together, secluded in Scott’s Cove, near Echo Bay off of the northern end of Vancouver Island. She was a snowbird, with Paul and her spending increasingly longer every year in Mexico. Sue was a grandmother, loving the family visits to her and Paul’s unique and isolated paradise.
Sadly, Sue became a widow, and with Paul’s passing, she moved from Scott’s Cove, to little river. Sue was a traveller, not afraid to take on the world by herself, she explored Europe and began extending her stays in Mexico. Meeting later in life she became a companion to George, who joined her on her adventures. Sue was a great grandmother, and loved seeing her great grandchildren grow.
Susan Agnes Liesch passed away on July 6th, 2020, surrounded and cared for by the loving family she had headed for so many years. From twin to wife, mom to granny and finally GG, as well as everything in between, Sue did it all.
Her legacy will carry on through the family she raised and the many stories she has left us to tell.Obituary-
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