It is with great sadness that the family of Susan Barbara Shuttleworth, nee Isard, announces her passing, on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the age of 79 years. While unexpected, she passed peacefully.
Susan will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend of 53 years, David, and her precious children, Christopher (Alecia), Kimberly, and Catherine (Jeff). Susan was a cherished “Gran” of Rylan, Peyton, and Clara, and was a loving sister to Stephen (Ruth) Isard. She will also be fondly remembered by her large extended family and dear friends.
Born July 10, 1941, Susan was raised in London Ontario by her loving parents Frederick James “Ted” (1962) and Ethel Clara (1989) Isard. Susan attended Central Secondary School, where she met David, and the University of Western Ontario before embarking on a career.
Susan found great fulfillment in teaching young children and was a member of faculty at many elementary schools over her long career. The dedication and love that she brought to the role created a lasting positive impact which many of her young pupils still remember today.
Susan also supported David with operation of the long time family business “The Little Tree Farm Garden Gallery,” a business established by her in-laws James Edgar “Ted” (2003) and Gladys Ethel (2005) Shuttleworth.
Susan was a lifetime member and devout servant of Metropolitan United Church; a community to which she generously gave her time over the years.
Private family service at Harris Funeral Home on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm. For a ZOOM invitation to join family at that time or to view a recording of the service, please contact the funeral home: firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of flowers, donations will be forwarded to the Thames Valley Education “Caring Fund,” where the money will be used to support families of school children in need within London and area.
February 17, 2021, 3:08 pm
Sincere condolences to David, Christopher, Catherine, Kim, on the passing of Susan. She was a loyal and loving wife and mother to all of you throughout her life. She always had a smile, just like in her picture, and willing to giver her best self to any cause or concern. Keep her living in your hearts through your many memories she left for you. We loved her immensely and thankful for having her in our life. Love Gord and Patricia.
Beth and Greg Whitlock
February 16, 2021, 11:48 pm
We were so sad to hear about your mom. Greg and I remember her from her time at White Oaks and the Kids on Track program. We enjoyed her company and her help. Our thoughts are with you.
~Beth and Greg Whitlock
Dale Atchison and Cam Willis
February 18, 2021, 7:36 pm
David and family, We were both so very sorry to read of Susan’s unexpected passing. I recall her visits to my Mom and other friend’s mothers at Grandwood Park and our conversations while passing in the church corridors or working at the annual Metropolitan Yuletide Fair. She will always be remembered for her generosity, her warmth to others and her magnificent smile. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Dale and Cam
February 17, 2021, 12:53 pm
David, Chris, Kimberly and Catherine my heart breaks to learn the news of Susan passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Our families were connected through the Parkview school, Metropolitan church and a lifelong friendship developed immediately with Clare and I , Scott, Natalee and Megan.
Susan will be dearly missed, a wonderful wife, mother and friend.
With our sincere heartfelt sympathy
Janis Wales and family
February 17, 2021, 2:11 pm
I am so sorry to hear of the sudden and unexpected loss of Susan. I knew Susan as leader of the Prayer Group at Met where she demonstrated her natural empathy towards others. It was a pleasure assisting Susan wherever I could as she was a lovely, caring person. My condolences to her family.
Cathy Bear, former Office Administrator
Metropolitan United Church
February 19, 2021, 12:40 am
David and the Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Susan. I was privileged to know Susan when she taught with me at Colborne Street School in Strathroy. What a kind and caring teacher she was!
Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this very sad time in your lives.
February 17, 2021, 11:30 pm
Dear David, Chris, Kim, Catherine and family, We are so sorry and sad to hear of the passing of Susan. She was a wonderful and always supportive friend and neighbour. Her smile and cheerfulness always brightened up our day. Our thoughts are with you.
Karen, Brian, Greg, Ben McIntosh and Carly Rebic.
February 18, 2021, 12:55 am
My sincere condolences to you all. I consider it a blessing, honour and joy to have known Susan. We first met when she was my "elder" from Metropolitan church. She would just pop in for a visit once in a while and I truly loved those cheerful, bright chats. I was a youngish mom so she had lots of mom/teacher tips that I so appreciated. The world needs more Susans...she was a true GEM! Enjoy your time with Jesus now my friend!!!!
February 18, 2021, 2:22 am
My condolences to Dave, Christopher, Kim, Catherine and your families. Susan was a kind and caring person. I will forever treasure our friendship and will miss her very much. I hope in time you will find comfort in the many memories you have. She was proud of her family and treasured her grandchildren. Rest In Peace Susan!,
February 18, 2021, 7:17 pm
My condolences to all of you. I was lucky enough to have Susan as my very first teaching partner when I started at Southdale, I learned so much from her and felt that if I was ever in need I could always go to her for help. It meant so much to me as a new teacher. Being able to work with Catherine later on, I saw the same dedication to helping children and amazing teaching and then having Susan come in throughout the year to help in her classroom I felt so lucky to reconnect even if it was briefly. Her example of how she looked to help children is something I strive to do as an educator and I will be always thankful for having her be a mentor to me.
Darryl and Cathy Stead
February 19, 2021, 3:48 am
David and Family,
Our sincere condolences David on your loss of Susan.
I remember her well by her smile and her genuine warmth as a fellow Met church member. It is a pleasure to have known her. Wishing you peace and the love of family as you move through this sadness.
Darryl and Cathy Stead.
February 19, 2021, 9:12 pm
It’s hard to find words to express my surprise and sadness on hearing of Susan’s passing . We’ve been friends since Catherine and Brianne were in elementary school. I loved our long chats and times shared together. Sometimes words just aren’t enough to express our feelings in a difficult time like this. May you all be comforted by the many warm thoughts and prayers of those who care. She was a special person and will be missed. Sincerely , Mae
George and Carol Meyer
February 19, 2021, 11:45 am
Our sincere sympathy goes out to you, David and your family, on the passing of Susan. We have fond memories of being neighbours together many years ago and sharing many good times together. Susan was always thoughtful and very kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Carol and George Meyer
February 19, 2021, 10:03 pm
Sending you our deepest sympathies, Chris, Kim, Catherine and David.
I have fond memories of times we spent with you as kids. Your mom always welcomed us with her warm smile and generous heart.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time and sending our love.
Kerry, Simon & Eyob
February 20, 2021, 2:14 pm
The Shuttleworth family is in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy from the VON Mount Brydges Exercise Class.
Robert and Trudy Reid
February 20, 2021, 6:18 pm
David - Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We had the pleasure and privilege of sharing ministry with Susan for a season at Metropolitan and were blessed by her commitment to and empathy for others. It was a delight to serve alongside such a competent but humble sojourner.
May you be filled with His peace and comforted by His promises.
Bob and Trudy Reid
February 20, 2021, 6:29 pm
Steve and Ruth,
Susan was always so nice when we met; always asking how my niece was doing with her teaching. She was a lovely kind person. We are thinking of you both.
Jane, Lenora and Roslyn
Rev. Don & Helen Keenliside
February 20, 2021, 8:16 pm
Our sincere heartfelt sympathies to David and family. We just watched the service, and appreciate the beautiful memories shared. We affirm several words that reflect Susan’s life: love, joy, kindness, peace, mercy and more that add up to a gracious life and legacy. Blessings!
Dorothy & Gerald Drodge
February 21, 2021, 7:34 pm
Sincere condolences to David and family. Susan met our granddaughter Erica at school. A few years later Erica and her sister, Emma, met Susan at the Metropolitan Fall Fair and every year after the girls would look forward to a great chat with Mrs. Butterworth. She made a lasting impression and was a wonderful person.
Victoria Smith & Tim Silman
February 21, 2021, 12:43 am
Dearest David and Stephen, our hearts go out to you. We wish we could have been with you today to say goodbye to your beautiful wife and sister and our beloved cousin.
Susan always spoke to me and my mom about her kind, caring children and shared loving stories of her grandchildren. You all gave her a beautiful tribute today.
Our thoughts are with you all in this time of great pain and loss.
Victoria Smith & Tim Silman