Susan Elizabeth Morgan
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Susan Morgan, on June 9th, surrounded by her family, at the age of 61.
Susan is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband Dale Manko, her son James (Desiree) Devine, her grandchildren Landin and Lilly Devine, her daughter Autumn Devine and her fiancée Michael Oehm, her sister Michelle (Gerald) Dessert and their children Delisca (Dean) Seifert, Tristin, Saralea and Braeden and her great-nephews Elian & Luca and great-nieces Kalaya & Sydney, along with many other relatives and close friends. Susan was predeceased by her parents Elaine and Lloyd, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Peter and Ann Manko and sister-in-law, Linda Elder.
Susan was born on November 15, 1954 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where she graduated from Central Collegiate High School. After obtaining a 2 year certificate in accounting from Saskatchewan Technical Institute, she moved to Edmonton in 1974 to further her education and complete her CMA designation. After working for a number of years with Reid Cameron and KPMG Chartered Accountants, she started her own accounting practice, which she ran for 26 years until her passing.
Soon after her arrival in Edmonton, Susan got involved with minor softball and on the Board of the Woodcroft Community League and founded the first T-Ball league in the City of Edmonton. It wasn’t until 1989, when her son James registered for football with the Edmonton Chargers Football Club, that she began an illustrious volunteer career with minor football – she was the President and General Manager of the Chargers, a position she held for the past 28 years; Director of Officials, Fields & Facilities with Capital District Minor Football Association; Edmonton Minor Football District Representative with Football Alberta; Edmonton Zone Football Representative for Alberta Summer Games, Bantam Bowl and the U16 & U17 Football Canada Cup. The football community in general and the Edmonton Chargers organization in particular, are eternally grateful for all of Susan’s contributions to minor football, as she has been instrumental in developing what minor football is today in the Edmonton area.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 27th at 7:00 pm, West Meadows Baptist Church, 9333 – 199 Street, Edmonton.
Susan always believed every child should have the opportunity, regardless of financial ability, to play the game of football. In keeping with her wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Chargers Football Club, c/o P.O. Box 78107, Edmonton, AB T5T 6A1 would be greatly appreciated.
I’m Pround to have called Susan my friend, I’m so sorry to her family. The world is sadder without her here. She had the funniest little giggle when you talked to her. I will miss you my friend.
A grand lady and someone I treasure to call a friend. Susan contributed thousands of hours to enable thousands of boys and girls to participate in football and her legacy will always be her dedication to improve and enhance this experience for so many. She will be truly missed by many but will be fondly remembered for her outstanding contributions to the development of the youth in our community.
Dale, James, Dawn and families,
We send our heartfelt condolences. Your fond memories will keep her near to you during these very trying times and always.
Terry and Wanda Geddes
Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Susan’s family members. Susan was a very kind, gifted and caring woman. It was a pleasure to have known her, and she was a special blessing in our lives.
I never met a more dedicated champion of any amateur sport anywhere. I served with Susan on City of Edmonton sports fields users committees for many years. We also shared being born in the same city, living on the same street in Moose Jaw, going to the same high school. and a love for the Riders. Susan’s commitment and advocacy for her sport and all sports in general was truly an inspiration to us all. She asked the “tough” questions and wanted the answers! She leaves a big divot and will be sorely missed.
On behalf of the Edmonton Rugby Union I would like to express our deepest condolences to her family and friends
Condolences to Dale, James, and family and the Charger organization
Susan was a tireless and devoted member of the minor football community, always keeping the kids as the priority.
She will me missed in many ways .
The world will be a poorer place with the loss of this beautiful women she was an inspiration to all and inspired every one she talked to my boys loved her and would of tried even harder if she said they weren’t working to their standards will miss you
The world will be a poorer place with the loss of this beautiful women she was an inspiration to all and inspired every one she talked to my boys loved her and would of tried even harder if she said they weren’t working to their standards will miss you. Hope there is a football team in heaven for you to help
Just heard of Susan’s passing ( March 17/17) and am totally shocked and offer my sincere condolences. Never was a finer person.