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Tuesday June 28, 2016

'Sunny' Labrie

Surrounded by family at the
Hazelton Retirement Homes on
June 26, 2016. She was born on
October 19, 1932, in Pierre,
South Dakota, to the late
Sterling and Helen Clark. She
attended schools in South
Dakota, Washington, DC, New
York and the International
School in Zurich, Switzerland
Suzanne was committed to
lifelong learning and continued
her education while coordinating
international development
projects in Africa, the Caribbean
(including Cuba) and Central
America. In 1976 with the skills
Suzanne developed while
working at CUSO and CIDA,
along with Dr. Norma E
Walmsley, she created MATCH
International: Canada's first
international organization to
place the issue of women's
rights and empowerment as
central to successful and
sustained development in the
global South. Suzanne's
commitment to social justice
issues was not just on the
international stage, but also
included local and national
initiatives including affordable
housing and race equality. She is
survived by her loving children,
Taborah, Clark, Ronald and
Molly; sons-in-law, Brian Conway
and Robert Moore; dear
grandmother of Casandra,
Michaela, Joachim, Otis and
Henry; husband, Stig Harvor;
and all her family, friends and
colleagues throughout Canada,
the USA, Africa, Central America
and Europe. Predeceased by her
first husband and father of her
children, John Johnson and two
brothers, Sterling Jr. 'Zebby'
and Richard 'Dick' Clark
Reflective of her life and
respectful of her wishes, there
will be no public visitation or
service and she chose to be
cremated. There will be a
'Celebration of Life' at a later
date to reflect and share
memories of this spectacular life
In lieu of flowers, donations
to MATCH International
would be greatly appreciated.

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