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Susan Ann Louise Giles (Howe)

March 29, 1949 - December 17, 2016


On the morning of Saturday, December 17, 2016, Susan Ann Louise Giles passed away peacefully at home at the age of 67 years.    Susan was born in Kimberley, BC on March 29, 1949.

Susan loved life and enjoyed many aspects of it, including camping, bowling, reading, knitting and crocheting, and travelling. Susan married her husband Jim on June 8, 1968 and they were blessed with three children.  She was always involved in school activities, Girl Guides, and archery with her children.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 48 years, Jim and her three children; Tracey (Brad Mecham), Tonya (Mike Harford) and Darren (Andrea) as well as her grandchildren; Torann, Peyton, Phoebe, Josie and Connor.  She also leaves behind her two brothers, Fred and Milton Howe and their families.  Susan was predeceased by her parents, Phyllis and Gordon Howe.

There will be no service for Susan at this time.  Memorial donations may be made in Susan’s memory to the Multiple System Atrophy Foundation,  or to the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary, 617 – 304th St., Kimberley, BC,  V1A 3H5.  Condolences may be left for the family at

As a tribute to their mother, her children remember her:

A very brave lady has left our lives to join all of the other angels who watch over us every day.  We love you mom, forever and always and we cherish all the kindness, wisdom and love you instilled in everything you did.  You battled Multiple System Atrophy (Parkinsonism) with a grace and determination that was inspiring and heartbreaking to witness.  We are ever so grateful for the incredible support of our dad, who went above and beyond every day to support you at home.  Your caregivers are some of the most caring and beautiful people whom have touched our lives.  We will miss you and you will remain in our hearts.  May it always be known that Susan Giles was an amazing mother, wife, gramma and friend.  We love you.                                                       





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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Judy Neale
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

My heartfelt condolences to Jim and family. Susan was a wonderful woman and when she spoke of her children and grandchildren her eyes just lit right up and you could hear the love in her voice. I am so sorry for your loss.

From: Terry & Barb Leal
Relation: friends of her brother Milton

Our condolences go out to Jim and his family and Milton Howe and his family

From: Dianne Lafreniere
Relation: Friend, neighbour and caregiver

I feel very blessed to have known this remarkable, kind, caring and loving person, Sue Giles. . we were neighbours for over 50 years but I really got to know how special Sue was as one of her careaides. Sue never gave up no matter what she was going through…she always had that beautiful smile or a hearty laugh when we shared a funny story or video. Her greatest love was her family….each one held a special place in her heart. She was always way ahead and kept track of every Birthday, Anniversary or other special occasion. I will remember Sue with fond memories and feel I am a better person for having known Sue. She will now join with angels and family in Heaven and will always continue to watch over her beloved family….love you Sue…till we meet again!

From: Sam and Rhonda Holwell
Relation: Friend of Tracy and Brads

So very sorry for your lost. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love the Holwells.

From: Emmett & Lynn Florea
Relation: Lynn grew up with Jim

Jim: My love & heart are with you as you now navigate life without Sue. She was truly a wonderful person; you will never find anyone who loved her family more. She was soo proud of her kids and grandkids. There really wasn’t anything she would rather talk about. She lit up when she could talk about them. She will most certainly be missed. Love and sympathy to each and every member of her family.

From: Ray and Joyce Beneteau
Relation: friend

Jim and Family: What a lovely woman and a loving obituary. And so well deserved, a great tribute to Jim.

From: Vicki Waite
Relation: Friend

Please accept my sincere condolences.

From: Dianne & John Murphy
Relation: friend

Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family Jim.
Thinking of you all. Sue always had a smile on her face.

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