April 21, 1929 – June 25, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Fontaine on June 25th, 2021 at Westminster House, White Rock, BC. She was 92 years of age.
Susan was raised in the Marpole neighbourhood of South Vancouver. She graduated from Winston Churchill Secondary and then married her childhood sweetheart, William Moslin.
With Bill she raised five children while also attending UBC to become an elementary teacher in Richmond. With Bill, Susan enjoyed boating around the BC coast and a cabin at Cultus Lake.
After Bill passed away in 1976, she married another Richmond boy, Art Fontaine. With Art she moved to the Sunshine Hills neighbourhood where she hosted many poolside visits with her grandchildren. With Art, Susan travelled throughout Asia. Susan also continued to be a full-time reading teacher in the Surrey School district until her retirement. She served the BCTF for years as a staff representative for the Surrey Teachers Association.
Susan enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, and she was well known for her wonderful knitting. She also loved to read and had amassed
several Kindle’s full of the latest literature by the time she passed. More than anything, Susan adored her family. She was happiest when spending time with them and caring for them.
After Art passed away in 1990, she became the companion of Colin Montgomery, a retired sailor and fisherman.
Together they enjoyed cruises to Europe and the west coast. And together they raised a white poodle named Grace, who became mom’s constant
When Colin passed in 2011, Susan and Grace moved to the Peninsula Retirement Resort in White Rock. There she made many new friends and enjoyed the many activities that the ‘Pen’ provided, especially Bingo. She managed to continue her love of gardening, both in her small outdoor patio and helping fill the gardens around the Peninsula.
Throughout her life Susan was known as a strong, ferociously independent woman. Susan’s spirit and strong opinions will be deeply missed.
There will be many beautiful memories of her left with her family and friends.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children, Chris Moslin (Grand Forks), Diane Akey (White Rock), Michelle Meyers (Nanaimo),
Pamela Lykins (Olympia), and Stephanie Ross (MIssion). Her grandchildren: Jody Meyer (Oakville, Ontario), Jason Foster (Ladner), Ryan Moslin
(Princeton, New Jersey) Mairen Hutchinson (Williams Lake) Ian Moslin (Kamloops), Will Lykins (San Francisco), Sarah Lykins (Olympia), Claire Ross (Vancouver), Ben Meyer ( Surrey).
Susan was also blessed with five great grandchildren: Stephanie Meyer, Alexis and Sienna Moslin and Emily and James Hutchinson.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.Obituary
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