Suzanne Rae Gallant
With deep sadness, we announce that Suzanne Rae Gallant, 40 years of age, of Amherst, lost her 35 year battle with cancer at home on Sunday, February 21, 2016 with Mom and Dad by her side. First diagnosed at age 6, she never lost her ability to make friends of all she met.
Born in Amherst in 1975 to Raymond & Judy (Casey) Gallant, she received her early education in the area. After completing grade 12 and the Tourism and Hospitality program offered by the Burridge Community College in Yarmouth, NS, she was employed by Yarmouth and Argyle Home Support Services and R.H. Davis Company Limited. She returned to Amherst with her family in 2006 and accepted employment with the Comfort Inn where she received numerous awards based on the recommendations of guests.
After completing a temporary work program at Maggie's place, she resumed her desire to help where she could by volunteering where ever there was a need. Locally she volunteered at the Adult Bridge Workshop, Gables Lodge, The VON, and was recently recognized for her 10 years of service with the Red Cross.
Suzanne enjoyed doing crafts and made beautiful needle point work which she usually gave away to family and friends.
She is survived by her parents Judy (Casey) Ray Gallant, Amherst, sister Laura Gallant (Don Rae); niece Meagan Lake, Emma Lake; Nephew Evan Lake, all of Dartmouth; brother Jeffrey (Mary Ann), Yarmouth; niece Brittany Horne and Nicholas Horne, both of Dartmouth; Aunts and Uncles Linda and Gilbert Arseneau, Riverview, NB; and Leola and Don Behie, Sheet Harbour, NS her favorite grandmother Dorie Casey, Amherst and best friend Marilyn Roberts, Amherst.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, N.S. (902-667-8777). Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, Amherst on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10 am, Father Vernon Driscoll officiating, followed by a reception by the CWL. Burial will take place later in the spring.
A very special heart felt thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, the VON, and the Red Cross Staff for all the help, consideration and understanding you have shown to Suzanne and our family.
By request, family flowers only. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice, or any of the above organizations.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Suzanne's online memorial at www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.
We will love and miss you forever Sue!