Suzanne Gareau-Kubicki

June 24, 2020 48 Condolences Print Obituary

July 12, 1952 – June 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Suzanne Gareau-Kubicki on June 19, 2020, with family by her side. Suzanne will be deeply missed and remembered by her loving husband of 36 years, Andy, her caring daughter Caroline and her extended family in central Canada. Suzanne will also be sadly missed by her many friends whom she considered family.

With open arms and a welcoming smile, Suzanne loved to entertain and filled her family home with laughter, music and joy. Her love for and commitment to French language education and the Francophonie inspired a long and successful career. She was a dedicated traveller, choral singer, yoga instructor, knitter and gourmet and book club aficionado. Her warmth and joie de vivre will live on in the many happy memories that we share.

Given our current context, a small private funeral will be held in the coming days. A celebration of Suzanne’s life will be planned for a later date.

  1. So shocked and saddened. I met Suzanne on a yoga retreat in Italy a few years ago and immediately loved her. She was a ray of light and kindness. Sending you love and support.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Caroline and family. She will be sadly missed.
    Danielle S-Carriere

  3. Sending love from Stephanie (and her girls), Nina and Pat Gareau.

  4. So sorry for your loss…I have had the opportunity to get to know Suzanne through her work with Coalition des femmes… i have always had a tremendous respect for her. She will be greatly missed.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Suzanne’s passing. She took voice lessons with me, and I so enjoyed our time together. I consider her a friend. Tu vas me manquer, Suzanne! Heartfelt condolences to Andy and Caroline, and all her dear friends.

  6. Nos sincères condoléances à Andy et Caroline. Suzanne was such a kind hearted and empathetic person and extremely brave and courageous soul. Repose en paix! Lorrina et Dénis Belland

  7. Ah très chère Suzanne, je vais garder précieusement en mémoire ton sourire et ton rire radieux. C’était comme des bouffées de bonheur à chaque fois.

    Je vais aussi garder précieusement tous ces moments où j’ai eu la chance de travailler avec toi au Réseau provincial d’adaptation scolaire. Et quel plaisir ce fut de te retrouver grâce à L’Ensemble des Sages et le théâtre. Tu étais si naturelle sur la scène, si rafraichissante. Tu as toujours été si généreuse de ta personne, de tes connaissances et de ton savoir-être. C’était magique d’être avec toi. On se sentait unique. Merci!

    Nous allons nous ennuyer beaucoup de toi, mais ton souvenir est gravé dans notre histoire à tous.

    Toutes mes pensées à ta famille. Merci Suzanne! Repose maintenant en paix et veille sur les tiens.

  8. Heartfelt condolences to Andy, Caroline and Suzanne’s Central Canada relatives.

  9. Mes condoléances à toute la famille! J’ai tellement apprécié côtoyer Suzanne à la DÉF et lors de diverses rencontres amicales! Son sourire et son rire sont inoubliables! Bonne envolée, chère Suzanne! Les anges t’attendent comme nouvelle recrue, c’est certain!

    • Quelle triste nouvelle! Mes condoléances à toute sa famille. Une femme très Sage et belle à l’intérieur et a l’extérieur!

  10. My sincere condolences to Suzanne‘a family and friends. I worked for her many years ago. The Francophone community has suffered a great loss.

  11. Thinking of Sauzanne’s family. I have great memories of Suzanne’s generous and friendly actions toward me.
    All my condoleances..her life inspires me.

  12. Andy and Caroline,

    I will remember Suzanne fondly for her quiet integrity, her great discretion and her zest for life and everything it has to offer. Our knitting afternoons were a highlight of my week. We laughed, shared, helped each other with our knitting, ate lovely food and talked about everything positive and good in the world. Suzanne helped me become a better person. I will never forget her.

    My deepest condolences to you both.

  13. Suzanne, we always think of you laughing, dancing, and rejoicing in Italy with us. Wherever you are, you are deeply missed. We miss your infectious laugh and your supreme respect for other people. Caroline, we send you our widest condolences and hugest hugs. We know that you were very close to your mum, and we wish that we could console you in any way. We are with you during this time. Mountains of love, Zoe, Stef, Taia, & Atticus

  14. Hello loved ones,
    It is with extreme sadness that I read of Suzanne’s passing. Suzanne was a rare pearl and she will be missed by all who have had the pleasure of her company. You all have always held a special place in my heart which now breaks at the thought of your loss.
    Andy and Caroline, please accept our most sincere condolences.
    Love you.
    Vincent & Carole
    Anipierre & Damien

  15. Chers Andy et Caroline, nous avons mal pour vous et avec vous. Suzanne a été une épouse amoureuse, une mère dévouée et une amie indéfectible. Elle nous a fait le cadeau d’être avec nous aussi longtemps qu’elle a pu. Que tous les plus beaux souvenirs de Suzanne puissent mettre un baume sur votre peine.

    Suzanne will be missed so much by everyone. Jacques and I share your sorrow Andy and Caroline. Hope to see you in a near future. Stay strong.

  16. I am so sorry to hear this news. Suzanne was an amazing woman and teacher. My first year of teaching, she quickly took me under her wing, always supportive. I have never forgotten how she made me feel and allowed me to gain my confidence. She was gentle and kind to all students. She will be missed and forever hold a space in my heart.

  17. Quelle perte! Désolée d’apprendre cette nouvelle. Le grand sourire et le grand coeur de Suzanne nous manquerons.

  18. Andy and Caroline,

    I am so sad to read that Suzanne has passed. She was a wonderful comrade through all the synchronized swimming years. I was always so very happy and grateful to see her smiling face appear in the midst of all the endless hours of volunteering. There were also many wonderful get togethers at your home. I am very sorry for your loss and I am thinking of you both.

    Rowan Scott

  19. Mes sincères condoléances, Andy et Caroline. Suzanne was a great mentor, a gifted educator but her greatest talent was how she connected people and brought them together to work with passion and joy. I am so very sorry to see her leave this world so soon. Mes pensées sont avec vous.

  20. Our sincerest condolences Andy and Caroline. A beautiful lady who left her mark on many people. May she Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father.

  21. Dearest Andy and Caroline,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I loved singing with Suzanne and we had many great laughs together at choir, whether on tour, at rehearsals or in preparation for concerts.
    My heart goes out to your family during this time.

  22. Toutes mes condoléances à la famille de Suzanne. J’ai eu le privilège de travailler avec elle sur de nombreux sujets en éducation. C’est une grande dame qui savait le plein sens de l’empathie. Je suis parmi ceux et celles qui garderont une douce image d’elle.

  23. Dear Andy and Caroline, it was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Suzanne. Her presence and great spirits will be sorely missed in this world. Evelyne and I have wonderful memories of many great meals and get togethers over the years. We hope that your wonderful memories of her will bring you comfort during your time of grief. Wishing we could be there to honor her and bring what comfort we can, unfortunately, with the present environment that will be impossible. She will be with us when we drink a good wine or eat a fine meal and we will hear her distinctive laugh. Henri and Evelyne

  24. How sad — and how quickly time passes. It seems like yesterday we were all enjoying life in Italy – yoga, dancing, singing and, of course, eating. Caroline, I’m so sorry for your loss. How wonderful it is that you shared this adventure together.
    Gale Moore

  25. Caroline, je tiens à t’offrir toutes mes condoléances. Ta maman était une femme exceptionnelle, humble, intelligente, positive et pleine de joie. Ses yeux pétillaient lorsqu’elle parlait de toi. Elle va te manquer beaucoup. Son esprit t’accompagnera tout au long de ta vie.

  26. Quel choc! Belle dame! Bel esprit! Toujours si gentille. My heartfelt sympathies to her family.

  27. Caroline and Andy,

    We are very saddened to hear that Suzanne passed away. We will always cherish our memories of her at the numerous dinner parties and of course the Poles on Wheels road trips. She was a truly genuine, lovely person. The Mayberry family wish you moments of peace and comfort and send you healing prayers and warm hugs.

  28. Dearest Andy and Caroline, Our hearts grieve with yours at the passing of your beautiful wife and wonderful mother. Suzanne will be missed by all whose lives she touched and she will be remembered for her contagious smile and laughter, her grace, her generosity, her kindness and her compassion. Suzanne willed to live till the bitter end with dignity and serenity never loosing hope. She suffers no more and now rests in peace. She will always be with you as you feel her in your hearts and remember the wonderful moments you experienced together as a loving family. And she, from where she now rests, will forever protect you and love you. Ernie and Gioia

  29. I am so sorry, Andy and Caroline. Sincere condolences, Valerie W.

  30. Nous sommes tellement désolés d’apprendre le départ de Suzanne. Nous nous rappellerons toujours de sa bonne humeur et de son grand sourire! Our thoughts are with you Andy and Caroline, and the rest of your family.

  31. Andy and family,
    We were so saddened to here about your loss. Even though it has been many years since we spent time with you and Suzanne, we think of them fondly. Our sincerest condolences to you and Caroline,
    Elizabeth and Levi

  32. Andy and Caroline

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Suzanne. I so fondly remember her warm smile and twinkle in her eyes. Such a lovely, kind, and gracious person. My heartfelt condolences to you both.

  33. Dear Caroline and Andy,
    I’m stunned and so very sorry to hear this news. Suzanne’s generosity, warmth, authenticity, lovingkindness and intelligence made her presence a gift to anyone she encountered. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  34. Dear Andy and Caroline,
    It is with great sadness that we have heard of Suzanne’s passing. We will treasure fond memories of her as she was such a remarkable, gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love,
    Claire and Richard
    Chers Andy et Caroline,
    C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous avons appris que Suzanne est décédée.
    Nous conserverons toujours d’excellents souvenirs d’elle, sa douceur et son élégance.
    Vous êtes avec nous dans nos pensées et prières.
    Claire et Richard

  35. Dear Andy and Caroline,
    It is with great sadness that we have heard of Suzanne’s passing. We will treasure fond memories of her as she was such a remarkable, gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love,

    Chers Andy et Caroline,
    C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous avons appris que Suzanne est décédée.
    Nous conserverons toujours d’excellents souvenirs d’elle, sa douceur et son élégance.
    Vous êtes avec nous dans nos pensées et prières.

  36. Dear Andy and Caroline,
    It is with great sadness that we have heard of Suzanne’s passing. We will treasure fond memories of her as she was such a remarkable, gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Claire and Richard

  37. Andy and Caroline, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother. Suzanne was a lovely lady with a contagious smile and ever positive attitude. I know she will be deeply missed.

  38. Andy and family
    We were sad to hear that Suzanne has passed. Our sincere condolences.
    Zbyszek and Betty

  39. Andy and Caroline,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Suzanne. I worked with her at Language services branch from 1990 to 92. Very good memories of Suzanne, her kindness and her smile made being around her a joy. Our thoughts and prayers Are with you in this difficult time.

  40. Chère Caroline,
    C’est avec tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de ta mère. J’ai connu Suzanne comme parent de ma classe et comme collègue lors de différents projets en éducation. Souriante et positive, c’était toujours un plaisir de la côtoyer.
    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et ton père.

  41. C’est avec le cœur plein de tristesse et de compassion que je tiens à vous offrir,Andy et Caroline, mes sincères condoléances pour le départ de notre précieuse Suzanne. Collègue et amie,j’ai eu le privilège de côtoyer Suzanne,d’admirer et d’apprécier sa grande humanité,sa douceur,son savoir faire,sa joie de vivre contagieuse. L’amour reçu et donné aux gens qui nous entourent,c’est ce qui nous reste lors du grand départ.Suzanne a quitté cette vie remplie de cet amour.Elle continuera à vivre dans nos beaux souvenirs et nos sentiments profonds pour elle. My deepest thoughts and condolecences are with you.

  42. Dear Andy and Caroline
    It was with great sadness that I learned of Suzanne’s passing. I’ve known and loved her for the past 40 years. We met in Hinton when she worked for areaway and I was programming for children with special needs. We enhanced our friendship with more visits when I moved to Edmonton. My heart is broken to have lost such a kind, generous friend. She loved you so much Caroline. I shall miss our conversations on many topics. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.

  43. Andy et Caroline,
    Nos coeurs sont lourds de tristesse pour vous deux. Nous n’avons pas connu Suzanne pour très longtemps, mais nos souvenirs d’elle seront comme toute une vie à côtoyer cette dame magnifique qu’était votre épouse et maman. Andy and Caroline, please accept our sincere condolences in this trying time. May the memories lighten your grief, and may the joy that Suzanne was for everyone she knew and touched make her memory great.

  44. Toutes nos condoléances à Caroline et Andy. Suzanne nous a gentiment accueilli pour plusieurs jours lors de notre première visite à Edmonton. Elle a marqué notre passage dans l’Ouest et nous en garderons un bon souvenir. Son sourire et sa gentillesse resteront gravés dans nos mémoires.

    Jon et Jessie. Xoxoox

  45. It is very sad to hear about Suzanne’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family. I am a descendant of the
    Azarie Gareau family that settled in Bellevue Saskatchewan in the late 1800’s. He was one of the first settlers of the area. Azarie and his wife had a large family and from them came many descendants. I am wondering if Suzanne was related to this line of Gareau and if she was, who was her father.
    Thank you and many the heartfelt memories of Suzanne comfort you.

  46. Iam so sorry and sad to hear that Suzanna has passed.Sincere condolences.Hanna Kozlowska from Warsaw

  47. Je me souviens encore de toi…dans la Cote de Sable a Ottawa…..puis comme enseignante a Kanata, de la danse sous la musique des Beatles….en 1982….puis apres toutes ces annees on se retouve a Edmonton….la vie est bien etonnante….RIP Susanne

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