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In Memory

SUSAN TOWNSEND - January 8, 1958 – February 13, 2016

Susan (Sue) Townsend passed away on February 13, 2016, at the age of 58 years. Susan grew up in Edmonton, AB, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology with Distinction 1980, Master of Education 1990, and Master of Speech Language 1999, all from the University of Alberta. A few years after the birth of her daughter in October 1990, Susan moved to Red Deer, AB, as an instructor in the Rehabilitation Medicine program at Red Deer College. Susan was in the final phases of completing her Doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Calgary. As a dedicated lifelong learning and scholar, Susan was particularly passionate about health-care ethics and in improving the well-being of vulnerable peoples. Susan enjoyed the endless beauty of the earth. She was an enthusiastic gardener, traveller, animal and nature lover, and loved to explore her own creative abilities. She had a great sense of humour and valued passing time reading or chatting with close friends and family.