Douglas, Susan Marie

DOUGLAS, Susan Marie …
Following a courageous battle with cancer, the family is saddened to announce the passing of Susan Marie Douglas (nee McCaughrin), in her 58th year, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  For 21 years, Susan was the loved wife, soul mate and best friend of Richard Douglas. Cherished & treasured daughter of Lee & Nora McCaughrin. Much loved by her brother David (Barbara); Father In Law, Ben Douglas; Brother In Law Brian (Mida) Douglas; Nieces & Nephews Tricia, Spencer, Johnathan, Amanda McCaughrin, Bryce Douglas. Predeceased by Mother In Law Lea Douglas.  Susan will be missed by many good friends, neighbors and colleagues. Susan was known for her tremendous love of water.  Whether it was walking the beach, boating with family, or travelling and diving exotic places, that is where she found her solitude. She was a well-respected Rotarian and honored to be a member of the Paul Harris Society for her contribution of service over the years. “Love is not a matter of counting the years; it’s a matter of making the years count”. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Stratford General Hospital, 46 General Hospital Drive, Stratford, ON N5A 2Y6, Victoria Hospital, Victoria Hospital, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9 or Canadian Wildlife Federation, c/o Customer Service 350 Michael Cowpland Drive Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation London & Middlesex. Online condolences shared at

  1. God knows your pain in losing Susan, your lovely daughter, Nora and Lee. She left a legacy of love for family and friends. Praying for you.

  2. Susan and i had many wonderful summers together at the Lake.I will cherish those times forever.Miss you Susan.

  3. Nora, Lee and family,
    We cannot imagine the pain and loss you must feel at the passing of dear Susan. Too young and active to be taken from us. Our love, sympathy and prayers come to you in abundance.
    Marge & Chuck Westhafer

  4. So very very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I’m sure you are proud of her accomplishments, and the wonderful life she led. I hadnt seen her in many years, but from her pictures it looks like she hadnt changed much, and lived life to the fullest. My deepest condolences, Lee, Nora, Dave, Barbara, and family.

  5. I am very sorry for your loss of Susan. My thoughts and prayers are with all families. I went to school with Susan in Dresden. Wonderful person.

  6. Susan was a wonderful friend of mine many years ago. She was a very special woman. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up at the lake with Susan and David and our families. She was beautiful, honorable and funny. Truly an exceptional person. Jeff and I are deeply saddened by this loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. We are greatly saddened to hear of Susan’s death, after such a difficult journey.
    Norman and Barbara Smith

  9. Our deepest sympathies are extended to both families of Susan, Rest In Peace now your suffering is over.

  10. We consider ourselves truly privileged to have known Susan, had her as a friend, and been included in her family. We are so thankful for the memories of fun, laughter, and positive energy that Sue added to our lives.

  11. So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I will cherish Great memories at the lake shore with Susan leading us all in water and beach sports. All our prayers and love to you all. Love Scott and Jake MacMillan

  12. Dear Nora and Lee
    We are so sorry to hear about Susan. We enjoyed watching her ski, boat, swim, parasail in the summers. The landscape will not be the same without her.
    Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Neighbours Elaine & Randy Badiuk and family

  13. It was always a pleasure to see you in the office. Not only for your delicious treats but for your fun spirit, stories, and expertise. Thanks for all the smiles. I will always remember you. xo

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. She was a gem.

  14. Gosh so sorry to have lost a nice friend from the swimming world. Susan worked with me and completed many re certifications for Instructor and Lifeguard courses over the years, the most recent just in April. These are very physically demanding but Susan always rose to the challenge to complete them. I always looked forward to her smile and enthusiasm.. Many little swimmers enjoyed her fun classes. A bright light in the water world has gone out, but will forever be remembered.

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