We regret to announce the passing of Susan Ann (Gale) Young on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.
Born on April 15, 1958 in Sydney, Susan was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Phillips) Gale. A strong and beautiful Force of Nature. A loving wife to Bruce for 43 wonderful years, a mother who taught her boys to be independent and caring family men. A fun-loving sister, aunt and Mammo who loved her “grandbabies” with every beat of her heart.
Susan would always be sure that family and friends would gather for every holiday or special occasion. She couldn’t wait to feed you, trying a new recipe and topping it with her famous hot sauce. She nourished those around her with love, food, her ongoing sense of humour, and an endless supply of jokes. She loved nature, a roaring campfire, horseshoes, a good game of tarabish and spending whatever time she could with Bruce in Margaree, her happy place, where she was Queen of the Nile. Although any place she landed, you could be sure it was a happy place. Susan truly lived life to the fullest through the simple things that gave her the greatest pleasure.
Susan is survived by her husband, Bruce Young; sons, Ben (Amy) Young and John Glen (Amber) Young; her precious grandbabies and the lights of her life, Alex, Evelyn, Clark and Whylie Young; sisters, Sharon (Charlie Walsh), Sandra Gale and Shauna Winters (Bob Howard); nieces and nephews, David and Robert Petitpas, Christopher Fougere, Suzanne Lanceleve, Scott and Julia Winters; as well as a large extended family and many close lifelong friends.
Visitation for the late Susan Ann Young will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at the funeral home in the All Faiths Chapel on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. with Kevin Head officiating.
Donations in memory of Susan can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS MAMMO
Bruce and family: We are so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I’ve known Susan way back to our baseball years when being around her was always a good laugh. Her many laughs and stories leave behind many good memories. Wishing you all the best in this sad time.
From: Gen Fogarty-Kevin Primmer
Our sincere condolences to the family.
From: Kim JW Beaton
Deepest condolences very sorry for your loss a great shock.
Prayers be you all.
From: Carl Smith
Dennis and I were extremely saddened to hear of Susan’s sudden passing. We will always remember her vivacious love of life, her friendly manner, and her appreciation of family and friends. Our love and support goes out to all the family. She will be remembered with deep fondness.
From: Dennis and Bernadette Hollohan
Bruce; So sorry for your loss. Susan loved life and life loved Susan. Many a good time we had over the years with you and Susan. Great parties in South Bar and Margaree. She will be missed. Take care of yourself and your boys.
From: Helen and Wayne Barrington
to the young and gale families.sorry for your loss.she was such a full of fun lady.may she rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing.
From: Donald Diz Mac Neil
So sorry for your loss.
Sincere condolences to Bruce and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We were so heartbroken to hear of Susan’s passing. She was always happy and smiling. She was a great friend and will truly be missed. Our thoughts are with you, Bruce and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to Bruce and family.
So very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She definitely lit up any room she entered, always so bubbly and always a smile. Deepest sincere condolences to Bruce, John Glen, and Ben and their families.
Thinking of you Bruce and family for the past days…. my heart is broken I will miss my Birthday buddy…. my prays and thoughts are with you at this time….
So very sorry to hear about Susan,s passing. Our deepest and sincere condolences to Bruce and family.
So sorry for your tremendous loss! We worked together for a short time before I retired, and she was a welcome and always positive and happy addition to our Stats Can group. God bless!🙏
There are no words to describe how saddened I feel for your family. My deepest sympathy to you Bruce and your family.
Bruce & Family
Sending our deepest sympathy.
Doddy & Bobby
I was so shocked and saddened by Susan’s passing. She was the center of attention in every room she walked into, and squeezed out every morsel of joy in every minute of her life. She thoroughly cherished every moment of her life and every person she met. She’ll be greatly missed. Deepest condolences to Bruce and all her family members and close friends.
Donna and Roger Larade, Cheticamp
One of the funniest (and fun) ladies I have ever met! Her joy and laughter will be forever missed. My sincere condolences to you Bruce and her family.
Our sincerest condolences to the entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
This is a beautiful obituary for a beautiful lady. I met Susan when we were both five years old and I’ll never forget her. I can’t remember a single moment when she was anything but funny and kind. My condolences to Bruce, Ben, John Glen, and their families.
Bruce, Ben, John Glen and extended family,
My sincere condolences on Susan’s passing. She was a wonderful person and the world is sadder without her in it. She babysat my daughter Elizabeth when she was a little baby and Susan loved telling the story of using a dresser drawer as her DIY baby crib! And with my son Kevin growing up with Ben and John Glen, the Young household was his second home. May your wonderful memories of your times together carry you through this difficult time.
Bruce and family, We are so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We have many happy memories of our times with Susan.
Joe & Colette Walsh
Bruce, Ben, John Glen and Family, my sincere condolences for Susan. She was such a light in this world and we are all better for knowing her. I have wonderful memories of her being looked after by her and playing with Ben and John Glen.
May all the memories and stories get you through these days.
Xoxo Elizabeth Hart
We were so sorry to hear of your sisters passing.
Thinking of you,
Deepest sympathies from me and Jane.
Sending deepest condolences, to the Young and Gale families. Ben, but didn’t realize you were Susan’s “little boy”, she and I went to high school together. All these years later, I still remember the best smile, and joyful personality. Enjoy your memories, and carry forward her zest for life.
Ben and Amy and all family members and friends I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time. RIP Susan
Bruce, Ben, John Glen and the Gale Families,
We were saddened to hear of Susan’s passing which has left a huge void in your lives and in our community. Keep her spirit and the all the wonderful memories close, during the difficult days, weeks and months ahead. Thoughts and prayers! Donnie + Genevieve
So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing, you are in our thoughts and our prayers at this most difficult time.
Bruce and family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Susan was a dear childhood friend. Although we lost touch through the years, I valued our friendship and especially admired her sense of humor. My fond memories of Susan will last forever and I hope your loving memories will bring you comfort too. Condolences.
Dear Bruce and Family:
Our sincere sympathy to the Young family at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Susan was a very sweet lady.
Oh Susan I will miss your humour and antics that we did on Conference Calls or in training. Sending condolences to your family. Hope you are behaving yourself in heaven. My prayers are with you and your family.
Bruce and Family,
We send our sincerest condolences to all of you. Know that Susan has left an indelible impression in each and one of us, with her love of life. Our thoughts are with you, as we cannot be there. Love Todd, Kevin, Sean, and Hez.
Always a smile – Always cared how one was doing in life — she was a wonderful co- worker at the Post office and lit up the place – Susan did not mean to break our hearts but she was called home and in the arms of her parents – Rest in peace my friend ❤️💔
I woud like to pass on our condolences from Mary Southgate (Gale), Hank Harry, Irene Anselmo (Harry) and Ron Harry and our families to Bruce and the entire family.
Dear Sharon and Charlie, Susan’s husband and dearest family –
We never had the joy of meeting Susan but for a brief hello, yet in just those moments her kindness and genuineness showed through. Knowing how much she was loved and gave love, brings us a reminder of the good in humanity. May you find comfort and peace in a wonderful life that touched so many others.
A very special person who loved life and taught us so many lessons .So sorry that she is no longer here to share her life .Sincere condolences to Bruce , family and many friends who will truly feel the loss .
The Gazell family sends their deepest condolences to Bruce, Ben, John Glen, family and friends.
Susan, you were a bright light babe !
I can’t say enough about a beautiful woman trapped in a wrestlers body
We will see her again and we all have something to look forward too !
My sincerest condolences for your loss. Her smile was contagious and warm. She will deeply missed. Xoxo
My thoughts go out to you all on this sad day. Susan loved her family so very much and spoke of you all often. Take comfort in the knowledge that she lived her life fully and left a warm memory for everyone she met. My sincere condolences.
We were so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Bless you all at this difficult time.
So sorry to read of Susans departure,too soon ,GREAT LADY ,always upbeat ,I know you will all miss her greatly ,sincere condolences to your whole family ,R.I.P.RAY
Sending our condolences to the Young and Gale families. Our hearts are saddened to learn of Susan’s passing. She was a bright light to all who knew her.