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Tuesday January 1, 2013

SUSAN ANITA MERRY
(NEE CARNEGIE)
Jan. 7, 1938 - Dec. 28, 2012
Daughter of the late Pauline & Norman Carnegie, passed away peacefully at her home in Collingwood, surrounded by her adoring family, loving husband Christopher (Crick) and devoted daughters, Martha Fell (Geoffrey) and Sarah. Affectionate Nana to granddaughters, Jacqueline and Sophie Fell; cherished aunt to nine nieces and nephews. Sue was a Prefect and Head of Glengairn House at Balmoral Hall, in Winnipeg. After graduating from Trinity College, U of T in 1960 and obtaining her ARCT in piano, she went on to earn a degree in Library Science and joined the staff of U of T at the McLoughlin Library (Robarts Library) and was responsible for the world's first computerized library catalogue for ONULP (Ontario New University Library Program). She later won the U of T Arbor Award in 1998. Sue and Crick met on a T- Bar at Osler Bluff Ski Club and married in 1964. They moved to Ottawa in '67, where as Chief Librarian of the Secretary of State, she directed the merger of their library with that of the Department of Citizenship & Immigration. They began their family and returned to Toronto in 1970. Sue taught Library Science at Ryerson from 1975-78, then began a 17 year career at CIBC where she became Manager of Business Information and Records Management and grew the department to include Archives, Translation and the CIBC Art Collection. For her impressive leadership, she earned the Chairman's Award. In '99, Crick and Sue retired to 'the Barn' in Collingwood for a full-time outdoor life of cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, golf and cycling. She was a founding member and past president of Probus Club of Harbourlands. Sue had a love of water, reading, world news, fine wines, classical music, engaging conversation and the company of her dear friends, old and new. Always the philosophical thinker, articulate conversationalist, witty composer of special occasion poems, she was unfailingly generous of mind and spirit. An exceptional role model for her two precious daughters, she taught them how to love unconditionally, nurtured each along independent paths and with grace, face the inevitable challenges life brings. Special thanks to Jane, Nancy, Jacquie, Ann, Sue, Fiona and Elizabeth for their weekly care and loyal friendship. Heartfelt thanks also to Dr. Kate McLaughlin & Trish Roan, Kim, Naledi and all the support workers at St. Elizabeth. A service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 32 Elgin St., Collingwood, at 3:30pm on January 4, 2013, followed by a celebration of life at Osler Bluff Ski Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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