Sue Clemmer Steiner (April 22, 1947-August 26, 2019)

Memorial card cover

This will be the last blog post on A Nourished Spirit. It includes items related to the visitation and memorial service held for Sue on September 1 & 2, 2019. Her obituary is here.

Sue died August 26 just before 7:00 pm with Sam at her side at Innisfree House, a hospice located in Kitchener, Ontario. This was about 22 months after she was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer.

Her death was peaceful. The memorial service was held at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, the location of her first pastorate.

Interment of Sue’s ashes will take place at the Roseville Mennonite Cemetery located at the Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville.


Inside of the memorial card is a quote from Flowing with the River, Sue’s memoir

Twelve minute video of Sue’s life in pictures as shown at visitation

Memorial Service Bulletin (Outside)


The actual services begins at about the 1 hour, 37 minute point of the video. Unfortunately the recording does not truly capture the majesty of the singing.

This blog was posted by Sam Steiner.

9 thoughts on “Sue Clemmer Steiner (April 22, 1947-August 26, 2019)

  1. Dear Sam,

    Thank you for the gift of this final blog. May the thoughts, prayers and care of the community mourning with you help to sustain you over these hard months of grief. Losing Sue is indeed a profound loss.



  2. Thanks so much for posting this, Sam. I have enjoyed Sue’s blog and this is a sad but fitting ending to it. We missed her funeral but share in all the fond memories of what Sue has done for St. Jacobs Mennonite folks as well as so many others in so many settings. May God’s Spirit give you peace and strength in these days and the days to come.

    Brent and Andrea Horst


  3. Thank you, Sam. The funeral for Sue was such a profound gift. I was so honoured to have a small role. Deep peace in this time of grieving.


  4. Thank you for sharing this final blog. I wasn’t at the visitation so it was good to see the video presentation. The funeral service was a wonderful tribute to Sue.


  5. Thank you, Sam, for posting this fitting ending to a precious blog. May God’s Spirit whisper comfort into your lonely heart; and may many of God’s people surround you with care during the days and months ahead as you grieve, and as you give new shape to your life.


  6. Sam, thank you for this post. To me it seems like a good ending to Sue’s blog. I miss her blogs. I am grateful that I saved them and can read them again. Grace and peace to you.


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