It is with great sadness that the Bartsch family announces the passing of Susan Bartsch. She died peacefully on April 20, 2016 with her family at her side.
Susan was pre-deceased by her husband Jacob, her grandson Benjamin and her brothers Bernie and Wilbert. Together Jake and Susan raised a family of 4 boys in Williams Lake B.C. Later in life they retired to Vernon and enjoyed the sunny Okanagan. Susan loved to pick and process fresh fruit and vegetables – she provided family and friends with delicious food at celebrations and events throughout her life. Susan enjoyed a long and productive life – in later years she married Larry Vogstead, now deceased, and they enjoyed happy times together with their many friends and dedicated countless hours to their church.
Susan is survived by her sisters Elsie Pannabecker and Verna Regier, husband Victor and her sons and their families: Richard (Eleanor) and sons Steven and Darren; Robert (Linda) and children Verne and Karleen and Andrea and Adam; David (Sandee) and twin girls Sara and Rachel; Dale (Annette) and children Nicole, Bryce and Lucas. She was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Mary Katherine and Jacob Karl Bartsch.
Susan cherished her grandchildren and spent many happy hours with them – playing and teaching them life skills. Her house was like a little day care for Steven, Darren, Verne, Andrea, Benjamin, Sara, Rachel, Nicole, Bryce and Lucas.
A memorial service will be held on June 20, 2016 at ll:00 am at the Church in the Valley, in Langely, B.C. The address is 23589 Old Yale Road, Langely, B.C. V2Z 2K4.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency of Oshawa, Ontario, or the Acts of Kindness Centre in Abbotsford, B.C.