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Susanne Elizabeth McHugh "Bradley"

Passed 03/17/2022

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Obituary For Susanne Elizabeth McHugh "Bradley"

SUSANNE ELIZABETH McHUGH (nee Bradley)
April 11, 1946 – March 17, 2022

Susanne Elizabeth McHugh passed away on St. Patrick’s Day following a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family and, the love of her life and soul mate, husband Paddy. She was 75 years old.

She is predeceased by parents, Fred and Dorothy (Large) Bradley, brother Ted and sister-in-law Marg Bradley, niece Marilyn and father-in-law Donald McHugh.

She is survived by husband Donald Patrick (Paddy) McHugh and daughters Karen (Grant) Baldwin, Cherie (Justin) Kelly and grandchildren Luke, Max, Jorjah, Phoebe, Abi and Hugh.

She is also survived by brother Carl and Stephanie Bradley, nieces Carlene (Anthony) Ebsworth and Elizabeth (Allan) Vickerson, all of Prince Edward Island, niece Sharon (Mike) Foy, nephew Teddy (Ruth Anne) Bradley, all from Massachusetts. Her McHugh family, mother-in-law Mary McHugh (Nan Nan), Brockville and brothers-in-law Terance (Colleen), Timothy (Ruth), Gregory (Kathy), Kevin (Margaret) – all from HRM and sister-in-law Cathy, Brockville as well as nieces Julie and Lauren; nephews Dylan, Eric, Darcy and Connor and great niece Olivia.

Susanne was and remained an island girl, having grown up on Prince Edward Island and graduated from business college in the 1960s. She had a long and successful career with Deloitte and upon retirement spent time traveling the Eastern United States on shopping trips, excursions south with Paddy and serving as a (part-time) first mate on the Paddy Wagon.

Her second love, to husband Paddy, was spending time on the beach in the sunshine. Her happiest place on earth was at her niece Carlene’s (Anthony) home at Sunset Dunes, PEI. Susanne was an avid reader (and like her daughter Cherie) enjoyed good feed of fresh lobster! She loved her daughter Karen’s fudge and drinking an ice-cold beer with her father-in-law Don (who has one waiting for her “upstairs”).

Steak and kidney pie was another favorite meal. Susanne and brother Carl would “count the kidneys” when their Mom would serve it up – checking on who had more!

A minimalist at heart, she loved to shop and could always make room for more shoes! Shopping road trips to New England were among her Top Favorites things to do along with enjoying a nice meal out.

Her (6) grandchildren brought her much joy and she loved spending time with them. Nana was oh, so proud of all of them and their accomplishments.

We “hear” she was a bit of a wild child growing up and things changed when she met Paddy in 1964. They were married on November 28, 1969 and started their family in 1971. Susanne had a great sense of humour and you always knew where you stood. She was a straight shooter who held no punches. She loved a good laugh and had a quick wit like her soul mate Paddy.

She enjoyed music of all types and genres – from Michael Buble to Rod Stewart, Elton John was her favorite. So as we say Good-bye as she travels that Yellow Brick Road, Susanne’s candle in the wind will be forever lit in our hearts here at home. And from this March 17th forward, will now be known as Saint Susanne and Paddy’s Day. Rest In Peace Susanne, Mom, Nana – We love you!

A very special thank-you goes out to oncologist Dr. Ravi, nurse Shelby and the entire nursing team on the 11th floor of the Chemo Treatment Unit. They are saints and angels in their own right.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Friday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their residence, 90 Hogan Court, Bedford (The Social Room). This is an informal drop-in event without fanfare as per Susanne’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Society or the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society or the QEII Foundation.

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  • 04/09/2022

    So many great memories on Paddy Wagon, socializing at the club and all the house parties! Wonderful memories shared by so many of us...she will be missed. May love embrace you at this difficult time. -Nancy MacDonald

  • 03/31/2022

    My deepest sympathies to you Paddy, (Mr. McHugh), Karen, Cherie, and your families. Susanne was my second mother for years and your home was my second home on Shoreview Drive. Susanne was so incredibly kind and generous to us growing up with fond memories of Bbqs, pool parties and sleepovers. May she rest in peace. I hope you enjoy that Beer Susanne, Cheers! Siobhan Kelly (Cosgrove)

  • 03/26/2022

    My sincere condolences to Paddy, Karen, Cherie and the McHugh Family on hearing of Suzanne's passing. I had not seen her for many years however, was fortunate to be a part of many McHugh events through the years and do know she will be immensely missed. Thinking of you all. All my love, Brenda (Taylor) Gamble xo

  • 03/24/2022

    Dear Karen and Cherie - We are sorry to learn of your mother's death. She must have been very special to have such wonderful 'children'. Our thoughts will be with you as you go on with loving memories for comfort.

  • 03/24/2022

    Hi Paddy, it's Jayne. I hope you remember me. shocked to hear this news of Susanne's passing. She had many wise words for me over the years at BBYC, and I enjoyed meeting up with her to hear them over our many evenings spent there. I wish we could all go back in time, but must hold our memories dear. Sincerely , Jayne and Bryan MacKenzie, Truro

  • 03/23/2022

    Karen and Cherie - so sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you all at this time. A proud nana with a sense of humour that was always appreciated. Take care. Lexie and Mark.

  • 03/23/2022

    Paddy, Karen and Cherie. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Susanne was a great lady. May your memories bring you some comfort. Debbie and Dan Borgal

  • 03/23/2022

    Paddy, Karen, Cherie and family, we were so saddened to hear the news of Susanne's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We will see you in May. Cherry and Richard

  • 03/23/2022

    My deepest condolences on your loss Pat Wilfred Bolger

  • 03/23/2022

    Our very deepest sympathy Karen to you Cherie and dad. Alex and Shirley steeves

  • 03/23/2022

    Sincere condolences to Paddy, Karen and Cherie on the loss of Susanne. We have many fond memories of the McHughs during the time they resided in Colby Village. May Susanne rest in peace. Donna and Paul Puma

  • 03/23/2022

    Our condolences Paddy and to all the McHugh and Bradley family. We had the pleasure of hosting and getting to know Suzanne and Pat during their visit to Brockville. May the shared memories and love sustain you all through this difficult time. Sincerely Deb and Ken

  • 03/23/2022

    McHugh family...devastating news. Such great memories of good times. Sue always with a smile. Thoughts and prayers with you. Kathy Steen

  • 03/22/2022

    Karen, Cherie, and Paddy - We love you and we are so sorry for your loss. Take care and we will see you on May 6th. Baba and Kevin

  • 03/22/2022

    Paddy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although it has been some time since seeing you both, I recall lots of laughs and happy moments with Susanne. May fond memories guide you and your family through this difficult time.

  • 03/22/2022

    Karen and family.My Condolences to you all at this difficult time.I know you'll keep all your memories close.Carol Meagher

  • 03/22/2022

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ❤️🙏🏻

  • 03/22/2022

    Our deepest condolences to pat and the family.. she was such a fun loving person.

  • 03/22/2022

    Deepest condolences to you Paddy and your family... Sincerely, Dave

  • 03/22/2022

    My deepest sympathies to every single family member for this immense loss. She will be missed. ❤️ Jeannine Theriault

  • 03/22/2022

    Paddy and Girls, please accept our sincere sympathy.We are thinking of you all and your great loss. Do take care and we will see you in May. Rod and Lynne.

  • 03/22/2022

    Cherie ,Justin and family, We are so sorry to hear your Mom, Nana has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time . Xoxo Aunt Debbie and Uncle Leo Corner Brook, NL

  • 03/22/2022

    So sorry to hear of your loss . She was so Family oriented and supportive and interested in what everyone .my deepest condolences to you all

  • 03/22/2022

    We were saddened to read of Susanne's passing. We worked together at Deloitte's and hit it right off. We spend many wonderful times together at dinner parties, hours on their sailboat and just having lunch at work. She was so fun to be with and was so giving. Our sincere condolences to Paddy, the girls and their families. Memories of Susanne will always be fond.

  • 03/22/2022

    Our condolences to Paddy, girls and all the family. We worked together years ago and l so enjoyed her company. We often went on quick shopping trips on our lunch hour. Sincerely Nancy&Sid Way

  • 03/22/2022

    Paddy, Our sympathies to you and your family. We are so glad we got to know Susanne even for a short time, and remember her fondly. Love never dies. Your neighbors, Paul and Debbie

  • 03/22/2022

    Paddy. Karen and Cherie, please know we are thinking of you, at this difficult time. We are saddened to hear of Susanne's passing, and have often visited wonderful memories of "dressing ourselves, and Paddy Wagon" in red and white for the Canada Day Sail Pass at BBYC. Take Care John and Donna Stringer

  • 03/22/2022

    Our Deepest Condolences Paddy, Karen, Cherie and all the family. We're very sad to hear of Susanne's passing. May the love she held for all of you and the memories you made together keep her forever close. Sadly we won't be able to drop in on May 6 to share stories and hugs. We will still be in Europe. Peter and Serena

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