SUZANNE MARIE BENEDEK
March 22, 1970 - January 4, 2021
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Suzanne Marie Benedek on January 4, 2021.
Born on March 22, 1970 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Suzanne took the world by storm. She always marched to her own beat and never let anyone divert her from it. She attended elementary school at Arthur Oliver School, Junior High at Ness Junior High, and finally graduating from Argyle Alternative High School. She would go onto spending a good amount of time visiting loved ones in Florida.
A lover of all things Star Wars and the Dark side – she too embodied both dark and light.
She did her best to learn from her lessons – both good and bad. She would be the first person to tell you she had made her fair share of mistakes, and she spent the rest of her life doing her best to atone for them.
When speaking with loved ones – Suzanne was something different for everyone. A lesson, a mother, a guide, a guardian angel, a sister, an aunt, a swift karmic kick in the ass, and most importantly a friend. When she gave you her heart, it was her whole heart. When you pissed her off, she wasn’t afraid to pull back – but she would never speak ill of you.
Sue had a taste for all things luxurious and wasn’t afraid to show it. She loved going to concerts, shows, events, eating the finest foods and top shelf elixirs, but her specialty was her parties. From Christmas, her favourite holiday, to Halloween or Ukrainian Easter, there was always a reason to celebrate with good people, food, and spirits.
Suzanne was always eager to support her friends and loved ones in whatever way needed. She would buy chocolate bars and donate to every cause. She would buy an extra meal and hand it to a soul in need.
In lieu of flowers, Suzanne has expressed wishes of donations made to Klinic Community Health at 167 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B6 - as they provided her much help and support throughout her years.
In her wishes she chose to be cremated. However, given respect to social restrictions at the time, a Celebration of Life is being planned on May the 4th 2021 – the unofficial Star Wars Day – with food, drinks and good people - in true Sue fashion. (More details to come.) In the meantime, Suzanne’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. They also encourage the sharing of photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
Suzanne is survived by her best friend Michelle, her mother Allie, sister Lisa, nephew Eric (Sabrina), and her gaybies Hannah and Jada. Suzanne was predeceased by her dad Roger as well as numerous family members.
A special thank you to her dear friend Angela for loving and taking such precious care of Suzanne while she was at home.
May she be at peace and keep the party going until we meet again. Suzanne will be dearly missed by her loved ones.
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