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Susan Jane Brouwer


April 25, 1952

Sarnia, Ontario


September 15, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


Susan Brouwer (nee Skam)

With sadness and love, we announce that Sue passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, in her 72nd year. Susan was a loving wife of 50 years to Henk, a caring mother to Kiersten, Matthew, and Kyler (Heather), a proud Grammie to Enid, Cecilia, and Lucy, and a special Aunt to Emma. She will be greatly missed by all her family, including brothers- and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Ronald and Eileen Skam as well as siblings Bill, Bryan, and Sylvia. Born in Sarnia, Susan was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Northern and, in addition to devoting years at home to her family, worked as a legal secretary and constituency assistant. Sue was an active, vibrant member of her churches, Trinity Anglican and St. Paul’s Anglican, and she dedicated countless hours to further their missions. She loved Jesus and her faith was unquestionable. Music was Sue’s passion and she shared it with others often. She played organ and piano at church and community events; she performed in local theatre productions, including Esther, Evita, and Joseph; and she was endlessly humming a tune around the house. She loved her family. Her house was always open for gatherings - tea was a must - and she kept everyone connected. She loved her grandchildren “bunches” and she always made time for them; story time won’t be the same without her. Her family would like to offer special thanks to Nurse Mandy and all the support from Bayshore as well as Dr. Orla MacSweeney and all the caring staff of the palliative care ward at Bluewater Health. Eternal gratitude goes to Judy whose endless love and support helped her through her most difficult days. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11am at Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday the 23rd of September, with visitation beginning at 9:30am. For those who cannot attend in person, the Celebration will be shown on Trinity’s YouTube channel . An interment for the immediate family will be held at Lakeview Cemetery after the Celebration. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Susan’s Guestbook” at
Sue and her husband volunteered together at the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Her family asks that if you are so moved, you make a donation to this organization in her memory.

Visitation & Services

Trinity Anglican Church

9:30 to ll am

11 am

Saturday September 23


Celebration of Life

Saturday September 23

Trinity Anglican Church


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to watch Susan’s service live. You all paid such a fine tribute to Susan. Our family (McAnulty) was great friends in early days with the Skam family and we have such great memories to hold on to. Susan was an amazing woman who will be missed dearly. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
Sandi Young

Our sincere condolences to The family at this time. She was a truly blessed woman of God and will be missed very much. With Love Shirley and Joe latham
Shirley & Joe latham

Sue was such a kind and generous person. There was no question of the deep love she had for her husband, children and grand children. The love of Jesus shone through her to all who knew her. I will especially remember her kind smile. She was a bright light in our life.
Claude & Susan Pelletier

Sue was an amazing Christian woman and we will miss her greatly. Even when her own health was fragile she invested time in making encouraging calls and sending notes to others. She was a tireless intercessor friend, mother and grandmother. We will all treasure her memory. Canon Vicars Hodge (Trinity Church)
Vicars Hodge

Please account our condolences to Henk and his family at this difficult time
Rob Wright

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. The world was a better place because of Susan. Love Ann and Peter.
Peter and Ann Brouwer

I was shocked to hear about Susan's passing! Heather my niece. Heather Weir, Carol's daughter called yesterday to inform me that sadly Cousin Sue had left this world to be with her Heavenly Father! I have many fond memories of the times we shared, Susan was a great person, her relationship with the Lord was truly remarkable!
Danny Russell Murphy

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Susan. I remember fondly sitting with Susan as our two boys practiced and played hockey together. She was a delightful,friendly and lovely lady. Please know we are thinking of all you at this time and hope that you can feel the Hug being sent your way. In Friendship! Dona & Terry Doyon!
Dona & Terry Doyon

I am sorry to hear about Susan such a great loss to your family.
Bruce Gilkes

I remember Sue in one of many productions at Trinity Church. I still can see her singing a Light still shines it will always glow in the hearts and minds...She was a Light for many of us and she is shining so brightly now. Let the darkness of her absence be filled with the Light she passed onto all of us. My deepest condolences🙏to her Family and Loved Ones.
Armen Dermentjian

My heart breaks for the loss of a wonderful mother,wife,grandmother, aunt,sister, sister in Christ. Sue will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with the Brouwer and Skam Family💔
Kimberly Kettle

Kyler, Heather, Enid, Cecilia and Lucy So very sorry for your loss. Sending love, hugs and healing thoughts your way. xo❤️
Holly Gale

Henk and family, I'm saddened to hear of your loss. Sue was such a genuine person who only wanted the best for people and brought out the best in people. I enjoyed working with her at Trinity - parish council and the praise singers and seeing her as she helped at The Inn. Blessings as you cope with your loss and as you cherish so many good memories. Myles Vanni
Myles Vanni

Kiersten & family….so sorry for the loss of your wonderful and kind mom & wife. Sending condolences from the Scott & Brennan families.
Janice (Scott) Brennan & family

Henk,Matt,Kiresten,Kyler, So very sorry to hear of the passing of Sue, Sue was a beautiful caring woman, may your many memories of her outshine your grief, Will keep you in my prayers, God Bless Brenda Gallaway
Brenda Gallaway

Our deepest condolences to the whole family on the passing of Sue. She was such a wonderful woman and I was lucky to know her for many years. I greatly enjoyed the many visits I had with her through the years. She was so devoted to helping others and I know she’ll be greatly missed in the community. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Trish and Diarmuid
Trish Johnson

I was shocked to hear about Susan's passing! Heather my niece. Heather Weir, Carol's daughter called yesterday to inform me that sadly Cousin Sue had left this world to be with her Heavenly Father! I have many fond memories of the times we shared, Susan was a great person, her relationship with the Lord was truly remarkable!
Danny Russell Murphy

Sincere condolences to the whole Brouwer family. Sue was a good friend and Bible study sister. She was a wonderful example of Christian love and she always gave credit to Jesus for all the good things she did for others. I miss her personally and our Bible study group isn’t the same without her; we all miss her! Thankfully we are comforted in the trust that she is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers, now and always.
Glenda & Archie Kerr

Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your treasured Wife, Mom & Grandma. We have the fondest memories of Sue from our days at Bridgeview Public School in Point Edward. Sue was a wonderful soul and all of our memories of her are sweet ones. It was so easy to see that she loved the Lord and she loved her family. God bless you all in your time of grief. Hugs, Jerry & Robin xo
Jerry and Robin Arnold

Sending all our love along with our deepest sympathies to Henk, Kiersten, Matt, Kyler and Heather and girls. Heaven has certainly gained one of the absolute best. Will miss her immensely.
Doug and Wendy Zonneville

Sue was one the first people I met at Trinity Church. I was touched by her warmth and graciousness. I miss her and knowing she has entered into her Heavenly Father’s kingdom will hopefully bring her loved ones comfort.
Joanne Dunn

Henk , Kiersten , Matt , Skylar and family , my heart aches for you all😥What sad news , Sue was such a wonderfully, kind , gentle soul with such a warm beautiful smile , we quickly caught up a few months ago and it was so nice seeing her with Kiersten …. our deepest sympathy to you all❤️❤️❤️
Marc and Karen Dease

My Sincere sympathies go out to Sue’s family. Sue was a “Point “ girl and I knew her well. Blessings to all.
Janice (Nordell) Robson

Dear Henk, Kyler, Keirsten and Matt, We are truly saddened by the loss of Sue and hope that family , friends and fond memories will help sustain you in your grief. As fellow grand-parents, we'll do our best to remind them always of Sue's love and the fun times they had with her.
Dianne and Gordon Young

I am so sorry for your loss , Aunt Sue was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. I am going to miss her calling me Joshua where ever it maybe either in person or a Facebook comment. She will be truly missed. Thinking of you all and sending prayers to you all
Josh Morse

Dear Henk and family, I just received the sad news (via Annemarie) of Sue's passing. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I still remember meeting Sue and your kids when we visited your place with tante Ineke back in 1988 (I think it was). Wishing you well and hope you will find the strength to deal with your loss. Best, Jan (cousin)
Jan de Ruiter

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