Susan died at her new home in Felixstowe on 27 October 2012 and is sorely missed by all her family and friends. During her last weeks when she stayed in Woodbridge and then at Harvest House in Felixstowe, Susan received wonderful care from the MacMillan nurses of St. Elizabeth Hospice. It's Hospice at Home service allowed her to stay at home, as she wanted. This tribute fund in her memory is to say thank you to them.
Susan was devoted to her family. To her mother, whom she cared for for many years, her brothers and sister, with whom she kept in regular contact, and her three children and seven grandchildren. She loved to keep tabs on what all of them and their families were up to, as well as the wider extended family. Everyone will remember her generosity, sense of humour and curiosity in a wide variety of topics.
After a distinguished career in television at the BBC and in Canada, and then as an administrator at Cambridge University, Susan took up the craft of weaving cane for furniture, often creating complex and beautiful patterns on the pieces she repaired.
Susan was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2009. As a firm believer in homeopathy, she declined conventional treatment and kept her condition secret for 3 years. During 2012 she bought a flat in Harvest House, a converted Edwardian hotel on the seafront in Felixstowe. She worked tirelessly to organise the move, despite her failing health. The day after she moved in and still surrounded by boxes, she reported having a lovely breakfast in her new sitting room looking out over the rose garden. She died two days later.