June 7, 1960 –
August 30, 2018
Manon Jacqueline, loving spouse of Ray Suntjens of Coronation, Ab., passed away at the Coronation hospital at the age of 58 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Manon was also a loving mother to Tanja (Matthew) of Red Deer, Ab. and Alana (Avery and Keaton) of Coaldale, Ab. She is also survived by her brother Andreas and his wife Lana (Dayna, Paige and Christopher) of Calgary, Ab.
She was predeceased by her mother Bridget Blume of Coronation, and father Jacques Laurent of Sydney, Australia. Even though she had lived in some of the most beautiful places in the world (Berlin, Sydney and Vancouver), her home on the ranch south of Coronation, was her most cherished place on earth.
The pride she showed decorating her home and yard was evident to all of those who visited. She was a creative soul who excelled at everything she tried.
She was an accomplished artist, photographer, seamstress, gardener and herbalist. She loved her animals, especially her dogs and horses.
Manon was never one to complain. Her strength, determination and optimism to get better was witnessed by everyone around her.
Manon loved to learn and research new things even if they weren’t conventional or the “norm.”
She was never afraid to voice her opinion or to take the road less travelled.
Card of Thanks
Special thank you to the staff at Coronation Hospital, who tried to keep her comfortable during her last days. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the Coronation Community Centre on September 15 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Saving Grace Animal Society, Alberta Cancer Society and Coronation Hospital.
Alana Rae Suntjens