JA Snow Funeral Home


Susan MacKenzie

20 April, 195731 March, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan, aged 63, Clayton Park on March 31. She was the beloved only daughter of the late Arthur E Murphy and A. Dawn (Innes) Murphy.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Greg Northman, who was her wonderful and constant support as her health declined. She is also survived by her close cousins “the Murphy clan”; Catherine (Brian) Phelan, Chris (Cindy) Murphy, Doug (Lemlem) Murphy, Dale (Kim) Murphy and their families. Susan was a special “aunt” to Carl (Jennifer) Phelan and Megan (Mark) Logan and their families. Susan was a godmother to Megan and they shared a special bond.

Also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles on the Innes side, including David (Betty) Marriott, their children Kimberly and Greg and special Uncle Bob Ashton.

Susan was born in Wolfville, NS and after living in several Atlantic communities the family settled in Dartmouth NS where Susan completed her schooling. Susan always had a deep fondness for the Annapolis Valley.

Susan was diagnosed with Lupus in her early twenties but despite the many health challenges she faced she graduated from Dalhousie University with her BSc and then went on to complete her pharmacy degree. She worked for many years as a pharmacist in the QE hospitals.

When her health allowed she loved gardening and cooking. Susan especially loved her many cat friends and thoroughly enjoyed her time spent with these special furry friends.

There will be no visitation or Service. Donations to the NS SPCA (or a charity of your choice) would be much appreciated.

Arrangements are being made by J.A. Snow Funeral Home on Lacewood Drive.


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Susan MacKenzie

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Jane Clairmont-Tracey

9 April 2021

“When someone you love become’s a memory, the memory become’s a treasure”
That is what Susan has always been to me ~ a treasure💞 I had the great pleasure of working with Susan when she first started at the VG pharmacy. I was a tech so we worked together a lot. Susan really took the time to get to know the people who were in her universe. I laugh when I think about this memory because it’s just “so like Susan”! While working we had a casual chat one summer day about how hard it was to find chocolate covered orange rind. Well, months later we were working a shift close to Christmas on my birthday & she shows up with a box of “homemade” c.c. orange rind! Susan was always doing little “big” things for people, ALWAYS. Rest In Peace dear Susan ~ you will always be remembered.

Robert MacDiarmid

8 April 2021

Susan was always great to work with at the VG. She was on time, worked hard, very knowledgeable, helped anyone who needed help and always had a smile on her face. Some people are hard to get along with. Susan did not know any of them. This morning I was looking in my back yard where there is a strip of red plastic that she gave me over 20 years ago to help improve my tomato crop. Years ago she had an interesting way of dealing with slugs in her garden. Since slugs hate copper she would search through her change for pennies and throw them into her garden on a daily basis. Since then copper was removed from pennies, she moved, pennies are no longer made and sadly Susan is gone. I will miss her.

Jessica Pelletier

7 April 2021

To Greg and the family,

I am so sorry to hear about Susan. I knew Susan when I did a work placement at the QE2 in the pharmacy as a technician. Then years later we went to dialysis on the same day and time. We would talk about our animals and the valley because we were both from there and we were both so fond of it. She was so kind and we always had the best conversations. I eventually went to afternoons for dialysis so I haven’t seen her a lot. I will miss you Susan.

Heather Crocker

7 April 2021

To Susan's family,

I was one of Susan's nurses on 8N when she was first very ill with lupus. I remember how worried we all were for her. I left the ward in 1998 but continued to see her for several years when I worked casually in clinic. I always enjoyed our chats and was so happy when she became a pharmacist after all that she had been through. I still remember her telling me that white flowers are the best for attracting insects as their scent is the strongest as they lack colour. It has been many years since I last saw Susan but I will always remember her. My sincere condolences to you all. Heather Crocker