Susie (Severine) Ottesen
November 15, 1930 – January 5, 2014
This Majestic Lady was called home to what we are pretty sure was to, again, get and keep things organized for Dad.
Mom is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, John; and two younger brothers, Niels and Søren. Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, Steve (Ester) and David (Donna); her youngest sister, Anni, in Denmark; grandchildren, Kirsten, Niels, Courtenay and Jay; and great grandchildren, John, Aurora and Lucia.
Mom was born on the family farm near the city of Glasborg in Demark and was educated and trained as a Kindergarten Teacher in England before she and Dad immigrated to Canada in 1955. Mom was the artsy one of the family and was an accomplished painter, knitter and pianist. She was also the organizer in all her endeavors, whether it was with the many groups she belonged to or setting up a new home somewhere in the Province of BC. She is a founding member of the Port Moody Art Association and enjoyed countless hours creating her art. She was a long time member of a Knitting Club here in Nanaimo and helped make many knitted caps for the local Cancer Society. She looked forward to their weekly get together which always involved a luncheon. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed making her famous open faced sandwiches. She could always be relied upon to play the Christmas Carols at her piano before any of the presents could be opened, and could keep her grandchildren in line with just a stare.
A celebration of her life will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, in her name, would be appreciated.