Susan Anne Beddice-Gleason (60) of Toronto Ontario passed away unexpectantly in the early morning hours of Monday January 21, 2019 at South Lake Regional Health Centre from pneumonia.
Sue was born in Toronto on March 2, 1958. During her younger years, Sue lived abroad with her parents & siblings, as her father, Ronald Beddice was in the army. Sue shared many memories of the exciting places she lived, with especially fond memories of her time in Germany.
As a young teenager, Sue shared her wistful memories of the time that she lived with her loving Aunt Rena, Uncle Joe & her many valued cousins. These stories were endless, however, always recounted with the fondest of memories.
She resided in Toronto for most of her early adult years, while raising her young children, Jason & Dennis, moving to British Columbia after her marriage to her husband, Brian Gleason. From BC Sue & Brian moved back to Ontario living in Newmarket & later in Richmond Hill.
Sue met Brian when she lived on the Lakeshore in Toronto, introduced by Sue's friend/Brian's mother, June. Sue & Brian were married on April 21, 1990. They were not only husband & wife, they were best friends. Sue really enjoyed taking care of her husband & Brian's dry humour & spontaneous thoughtful acts truly warmed Sue's heart. Theirs' was a marriage to admire & aspire to.
Sue loved to cook & hosted numerous family gatherings at her family home, where everyone was welcome to attend. She was extremely creative. Her novelty cakes & desserts were delicious, absolutely beautiful & were frequently requested by family & friends to highlight their special occasions. Sue loved painting, crafting, cooking, baking & spending time with the people that she loved.
When Sue's cousin Rosie & her grandchildren were coming for a visit, Sue was excited for days prior & weeks afterwards. Sue shared the accounts of every visit to everyone who would listen; "Ariana is so smart & such a little lady. Her hugs make me feel so good!" … "Logan is really smart too! … He is so mischievous! … He reminds me of Dennis."
Life forced Sue to be a very strong woman. However, if you truly knew her, you would embrace this sentiment … Sue was easy going & kind. She was not judgmental & she never held a grudge. Sue truly loved her family & considered her friends, as such. Sue was funny. It was truly amazing to watch her quick wit matched against her husband's dry humour … It was sincerely heartwarming & always entertaining!
Sue was a caregiver, she always went out of her way to help whenever she & Brian could. Hence the many years that Sue worked at Southlake Nursing Home. Sue encouraged the cultivation of long-term meaningful relationships among her peers & truly cared for, the seniors that she cared for.
Finally, when Sue's eldest son, Jason, moved back to Toronto from BC & spent the quantity & quality of time that he did with his mother; this meant the world to Sue, as she was able to fulfill a life-long dream. Jason grew up to be a respectable, admirable young man & he chose to befriend his mother. Something that we should all aspire to.
Please try to understand Sue's story, as we have tried to recount it … Sue was the Matriarch, she ran the household which housed the men that meant the world to her & she had the support of her husband, the man that she truly loved … AND … For that, all who deeply love Sue, should be eternally grateful!
Beloved wife of Brian Gleason; Loving mother of Jason & the late Dennis Beddice; Treasured daughter of Ronald Beddice & the late Susan (McCue); Precious sister of Connie (the late Joe), Ronald (the late Joanne) & the late Christopher Beddice; Devoted grandmother of Lexy; Affectionate niece of the late Rena (the late Joe Schembri), Teddy McCue (Heather), Margaret (Bill), the late Daniel McCue (the late Cathy "Tig"), Cathleen (Jerry Griffin), the late Jean (Douglas Brown), the late Gordon McCue (the late May) & the late William McCue; Warmest 1st cousin of Rosie (Matt Stephenson), Cathy, Frances, Barb (John Loney), Mark Schembri (Elaine) & Joe Schembri (Janis); Loving 2nd cousin of John (Kathy), Katie (Steven), Robina (Keron), Mark, Wally, Michael (Megan), David (Rosie), Elise (Graham), Patrick, Joe (Nakita) & Theresa; Doting 3rd cousin to many little ones; Cherished aunt of Kevin (Ceilia), Richard, David, Sharron, Sandra, Shawnda, John-Paul, Thomas, Justin, Charlotte & Kristen;
Dear daughter-in-law of the late Noel Gleason, the late June (Kindy) & the late Charles Morino; Valued sister-in-law of Tracey (Albert Murray), the late Kevin Gleason (Suzanne), Cheryl, Edward, Lee Ann (Shawn Penny) & foster brother Craig Stevens (Christine.)
Family friends are invited to visit at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral home [157 Main St. South / Newmarket / ON / L3Y 3Y9 / Tel: (905) 895-6631] on Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with the Memorial Service immediately following in the chapel. Thereafter, Brian would like you to join him in the Roadhouse & Rose Reception Hall to share a meal & reminisce.