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Susanne Haeussler (nee Brauch)

January 13, 2023

December 27, 1930 - January 13, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Our mother and grandmother Susanne Haeussler died quietly at home on January 13, 2023 at the age of 92. Susanne Brauch was born December 27, 1930 to Sophie (Reingruber) and Wilhelm Brauch in Gerabronn, Germany.
After high school she trained and worked as a kindergarten teacher. In 1953 she immigrated to Canada and married Raimund Haeussler in Prince George, BC. Soon after, they moved to North Vancouver where Susanne worked at St. Paul"s Hospital.
In 1954 they moved north to Kitimat where Raimund worked at Alcan and they raised three daughters. The family made many camping trips throughout BC. Susanne brought up her daughters to be conscientious, broad-minded Canadian citizens. She loved the arts and outdoors and had a deep appreciation for the landscapes and history of northern BC. In her forties Susanne was a proud member of the first female tree planting crews in the area.
When their girls graduated, Susanne and Raimund began their next great adventure in Kitwanga, hand building a beautiful log home. They hosted many visitors and enjoyed excursions in their truck camper, making it as far as the Florida Keys.
In 2004 they moved to Smithers. After Raimund's death in 2007, Susanne remained proudly independent, keeping up her house and yard and walking to local shops until a few weeks before her death.
Susanne was predeceased by her parents, siblings Eckehart, Marlene and Martin Brauch and in-laws Gisela and Max Mueller.
She is greatly missed by her daughters Dorothea (Richard), Sybille (Dave), and Cornelia (Leo), grandchildren Andrea and Sonja Coates, Chris and Stephen Neate, great-grandchild Orca, brothers Stephan and Konrad Brauch, sisters-in-law Gisela, Christel and Ursula, and 10 nieces and nephews.
Thanks for always being there for us.

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