Susan Elizabeth Burry (Stirling)

July 25, 1967 to July 3, 2023


We are heartbroken to announce the passing of a dear wife, daughter, aunt, and sister Susan Burry on July 3, 2023 at the age of 55.

Pre-deceased by her mother Margaret Stirling (Evans), grandparents Wilfred and Katie Evans (Brown), and Anna Walsh (Stirling) and her beloved puppies Charlie and Allie. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Randy Burry, father Len Stirling (Bernadette), sisters Jane Soper (Bill), Joanne, brother Bill Stirling (Marie), uncle Dave Evans (Sandra), nephews and nieces Matthew Soper (Megan), Katie Payne (Mark), Jenny Stirling (Pat), Evan Stirling (Erica), Alex Stirling and Aaron Stirling, for whom she held a special place in her heart (Katee), her grand nieces and nephews, cousins Sarah Evans and Rebecca Evans (Nick), all the Evans Point “cousins”, brother-in-law Raymond Burry (Wanda) and the rest of the Burry family, life-long friends Marlene Lewis-Hammond (Mike), Anne Legge and Kerry Mercer, and a large circle of family and friends across the globe.

Susan is finally at peace and pain-free after a long journey through life during which she faced adversity after adversity with a fierce determination to win and a never-ending will to live. Susan would not let her illnesses stop her from enjoying what she loved most: being on the water on a calm sunny morning, hooking the first (and biggest) fish of the trip, walking to the Point in Northern Arm, and travelling to meet lifetime friends with whom she worked in the United States. She saw her Mom in every butterfly that danced past her, and her Gramp in every rabbit that hopped around the cabin in Northern Arm.

She was known for her warm heart, her humour, her story-telling, her zest for life and her absolute love for Randy and her nieces and nephews and that is how she will be remembered and celebrated.

A special thank you to Dr. Amanda Tzenov who has been a good friend and guiding light for Susan and Randy through the past several years.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation will be held Friday, July 7 at 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. A service to celebrate her life will be held at St. Lawrence Anglican Church in Portugal Cove on Sunday, July 9 at 2 pm. The service will be livestreamed from St. Lawrence’s Anglican Church Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to several causes that where close to her heart; the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, Daffodil Place, or the SPCA.




10 a.m. - 12 noon on July 7, 2023

2-4 p.m. on July 7, 2023

7-9 p.m. on July 7, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Sunday July 9th

St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove


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To Susan’s family my deepest condolences….I just learned of her passing…she was a lovely person and a good Nurse…we often saw each other while working years ago at the HSC(I’m from the class of 87 GHSON)…her smile will always be remembered…RIP

Susan experienced the best of family, great love and faith that brings peace and hope for tomorrow. Bill Stirling your words and tears were beautiful at the service. Where there is great love, there is great loss. May knowing that she is in God’s loving embrace give you all comfort.

For Len, Randy, Bill, Jane and Joanne

Sending our thoughts and sympathies to you all.
Suz had a sparkle in her eye and a great laugh.

Lesa Dawson, Andrew Rory and Ellen Smith. (Bernadette_

Susie has left such a void in so many lives that she has touched.

Aunt Brenda

Sincere Condolences to All Your Family on Susan’s passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you All Your Family. Sincerely, Jane & Lloyd Clarke.

Len & Family: What a beautiful obituary and loving comments detailing Susan’s life. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time.

Our deepest condolences to you all on Susan’s passing. She was indeed a beautiful person inside and out. My her sweet soul rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences to you all on Susan’s passing. She was indeed a beautiful person inside and out. My her sweet soul rest in peace.
Derrick and Joanne Miller

Sending our most heartfelt condolences to Randy, Susie’s family and friends.
Susie was a beautiful soul to all that knew her. She had a laugh like no other and lived life to its fullest.
She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace dear Susie. Love you always❤️

So sad to hear of Susie’s passing, my heart breaks for you all. Susie’s personality will always be remembered by those who knew her best. She always had a smile and would make you laugh even on your darkest days. Her kindness towards all people was remarkable and is something I will always remember. Although I never seen her a lot since school I have lots of great memories to last a lifetime.. Our sincere condolences to you all and our thoughts and prayers are with at this very difficult time.

Saddened to hear of Sue’s passing. We were classmates in nursing school, Class of ‘88.
Rest in peace now, you were certainly loved by many.

Sincere condolences to the Stirling and Burry families .
I met Sue when we lived together in Southcott Hall. When I think of Sue, the very first thing that comes to mind is her laugh. She had an excellent sense of humour and she loved to laugh. Sue and Bill hung around with a large group of friends; they seemed to know everyone and if they didn’t know you, they made you feel like you knew them a lifetime. But no matter the number of people, Sue and Bill ALWAYS watched out for one another.

Sue was the light in the room,. She was the life of the party. Knowing how kind and softhearted she was, I’m sure many patients were lucky enough to have that beautiful smile greet them.

RIP Sweet Sue ♥️

To Randy and all of the Stirling and Burry families.
So very saddened to learn of Sue’s passing. As classmates of GHSON Class if ‘88, Sue and I have known each other for a long time. Though we did not keep in touch a lot for years, I shared many conversations with Sue and Randy as part of her health care team over the past several years. She always inspired me with her strength and determination to not let her illness define her. Her love for Randy, her family and friends and nursing was obvious every time we spoke. Rest in peace, Susie.

To Susie’s family, So sorry to hear of Susie’s passing, She had a long , difficulth struggle, but through it all remained her kind, sweet, positive self. I went through nsg, school with her and worked with her in Critical care right after graduation , before we went our separate ways. I was so happy to be reunited with her at our 25 year reunion, but so very sorry to hear about her health struggles. We met several times after that and she was always upbeat and positive. Always spoke of Randy as her rock. Rest in peace Susie, fly high.

Randy and all the Stirling Family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Susan. We never seen her much over the last years but no matter when we did meet it was like we never ever lost contact. She always asked about our family and how everyone was doing. She was such a caring person and I’m sure it showed in her nursing career. She surely will be missed by so many people especially those who were so near and dear to her heart.. Treasure all your beautiful memories and keep them close to your hearts. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Rest In Peace sweet Susie.❤️❤️

Our sincere condolences to Susan’s family, may her beautiful smile remain with you forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives.

Sending my sincere condolences to Susan’s entire family.
A beautiful person who unfortunately suffered so much pain this past few years in particular!
She put up a good fight!
Sue has left her mark on the hearts of those who knew her .
Randy , you were her rock! I can only imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling! I’m praying for your peace and comfort!

To Susie’s family and friends: please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. I have fond memories of her and her siblings during the happy times spent at Prince of Wales Collegiate. May your many pleasant memories bring you comfort as we mourn her passing.

To the Stirling family and Susie’s husband
So sorry for your loss ,
Remembering Susie with heartfelt sympathy ,
she will always have a special place in our hearts
Thinking of you all
Linda Jackman (curtis)

Sending heartfelt Condolences to Susan’s husband and all her family. Susan was a beautiful soul, always had a smile and was so positive. I remember many beautiful moments with her in high school especially when went on a cruise in grade 12 with school . She was my roommate and we had so many laughs together 💕 Please know I’m thinking of everyone during this difficult time.

Sending our condolences to Susan’s husband, father, sisters, brother & all other family & friends. Susan you were an inspiration to all. You were a beautiful person & I am honored to have known you. Rest my love your fight is over. God Bless 🙏

So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing.We are both thinking of you at this sad time

So sad to hear this news. Always enjoyed seeing her and catching up on things when we would meet at reunions or get-togethers. She Always had humorous stories and jokes which would make us all smile. My condolences to all the family.

So sad to hear about the passing of your sister. My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Randy, Bill, Marie, Joanne, Jane, Len, Dave, Sandra,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Susie., she fought to stay with you all with every fiber of her being and then some. We have so many of the best memories of being together in Northern Arm, on the Point, weddings and parties and will cherish them for ever. Susie was a beautiful person and will be missed by us all.
Your mom Margie, Gramp and Nan Evans and all the others are there waiting with open arms to hold you.
Rest easy now my beloved cousin
Mark and Denise

To Randy & all of Susan’s family, I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She was a great nurse & nurse practitioner with the biggest caring heart. I first met her when she worked in Community Health in the Newwestvalley area, but got to know her so much better when she did her practicum in the NP program with me. She was amazing in her work, & always hungry to learn more & more. We had many wonderful chats over a cup of tea. The thought that keeps going through my mind is this “ the only scars in Heaven are on the hands that hold you now”. Rest easy, my friend until we meet again

Sending my most heartfelt sympathy to Susan’s husband , families and friends

I have many fond memories of Susan from the General Hospital school of Nursing especially her amazing smile , infectious laugh and positive attitude,.
RIP Sweet Susie

Blessings ,Light and Peace ,
Dale Hann class of 86

Len and Family
Memories flood back to wonderful family times of Kinsmen, Dog Shows, Alderdice Place, Millers Pond, New Harbour and Florida. Susie was always there….A lovely, quiet, ‘fun loving Little Marg”. It was always a pleasure to have her around.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Glenys and Les

My deepest sympathies for your family. Hope that the celebration of her life will be remembered long into your future.

In my earlier condolence I failed to mention Jo! My sincere apologies…. Joanne, Pam and I are so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the thought Suz is now with your loving Mom!

I am very sorry to hear of Susie’s passing. She was such a kind soul. My condolences to the family and prayer for you all.

Such very sad news, my deepest condolences to all of you for your loss. Susie was such a wonderful person, and taken way too soon. Please find comfort that she’s with your Mom and will be watching over you all.
With sincere sympathy,

Please accept our deep regrets on Susan’s passing.

Sincere condolences to Randy, her Dad, sisters and brother Bill all the family.
So sad to hear of Sue’s passing .We lived in Residence together while studying Nursing and graduated in Class of 88.
So much to say but I would need lots of time and room , so I will say Sue was the greatest soul and just laughed her way through life, but in doing that she considered everyone in love and thought’.
On many occasion I would have knots in my stomach worried about exams the next day ,I can still picture her heading down the corridor saying ‘shag that’ we’ll make it through and than laugh to her hearts desire , and of course made me laugh too.
Gone way too soon but I know Sue would want us to continue to Laugh through it all.
God Bless you Sue I will never forget you, Rest softly my dear friend.
Love [Aggie] and Andy Careen.

To all of Susan’s family,
I was both shocked and saddened to learn of your beloved Susan’s death. We graduated from Nursing School a few years apart. She never ceased to impress me with her positive attitude and sense of humour which shone through during her many health issues. My deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. I will say a prayer for comfort and strength during the difficult days and months ahead.

My gosh the shock to hear the sad news of dear Susie’s passing. Our bright-light on the Point – always so full of laughter and of thoughtful concern for her family. Susie was and continues to be an inspiration to all of us. Throughout her own sickness, she often thought of, and enquired of others. When Dad was at the Health Sciences, Sus and Randy drove around town in between her appointments, to find the perfect ham so she could make her pea soup for Dad. Sus was always asking about her cousins and always with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. “Let’s gather at the Arm and walk to the Point”. I am comforted to know she spent her final days at the cabin, overlooking the bay, surrounded by family.
Randy, Bill, Marie, Dave, Sandra, Joanne, Jane, Len, and all of my cousins – we are holding you all so close in thought and prayer. We love you all as we all so loved Susie. God bless.

What a beautiful tribute. And what a loss. Thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Anne McCarthy and Ernie Yip
Meghan and Jim and Eva
Nick and Mel.

My condolences Joanne. So sorry for your loss.

I was saddened to see that Susan had lost her long and hard battle. I would like to express my sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to Randy and family. She will be missed.

To the Stirling and Burry families my sincere condolences on hearing of Susan’s passing. Oh my Lord what can anyone say about such a beautiful person? I worked with Susan for a time in Rheumatology Department at St.Clare’s and will always consider myself lucky for that precious time. She always had a smile and oh so helpful and kind! Heaven will definitely be improved with her there. God bless all of you and may all your happy memories make you smile whenever you think of Susan.

Jane and family….so sorry to hear this news…my sincere condolences…Bob D

To all Susan’s family: Our deepest condolences on the loss of such a special lady who always had a smile on her face. She was such a lovable, gentle & beautiful person. Keep all your beautiful memories of your times together close to your hearts. Rest In Peace my friend. Denise Thorne & Henry Tucker.

Deepest Sympathy to Susan’s Family and friends 🙏 May she rest in Peace 🙏 💐

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Susan. I have many fond childhood memories from elementary school at Brinton, sleepovers and bonfires. I remember Susan taking me fishing for the first time hiking and swimming in the frigid pond waters on May 24s. She was a beautiful soul and will be sadly missed. Sending condolences to family and friends and everyone her heart touched.

Sincere sympathy to Randy, the Sterling and Evans family. Susan loved live and people, if you needed a friend she was there. Her laugh was infectious and will always be remembered. Rest in peace my friend and enjoy that grand reunion in heaven.


Dearest Families,
😶 NO WORDS. HIS ARMS will be open wide for this bundle of joy, happiness and positivity. Her sweet mom and my forever real sister and protector Margaret Grace Evans Stirling will be so happy to hug tightly her baby Sues. We are all not over losing pus ( cat) yet with the black 🖤 heart as his marking alone were unreal .God is welcoming the second of two angels of love and light, mom and baby daughter!! The Evans , Stirling and Burry world 🌎 will never be the same. One day we will see you and hug again darling niece. Love from aunt Maxine Stirling Dawe of midtown Toronto. Joanne Stirling. Grace, Love, Peace and Mercy will circle the families and friends through our Good Lord 🙏. You have fought the good fight, you have ran the race, Sus, have been promoted to God’s Glory. 416 709 3793

Sincere condolences to Bill and the whole family.

My deepest condolences to all of Susan’s family and friends.. she was a beautiful lady with a beautifful soul. RIP in peace Susan fly high with angels.

Uncle Len, Jane, Bill and Joanne, thinking of you all during this time. Please accept our sincere condolences in Susans passing. May all of your wonderful memories of her life provide some comfort to each of you. In reading the messages here from family and friends, it certainly shines a beautiful light on her precious life. May she now rest in peace.

Susan was always a friendly person and always nice to me and everyone she knew. I went to school with her too at PWC. So sorry she had such health issues. Condolences and prayers to all her family and friends <3 Rest in peace, no more suffering. God Bless you. Kim Underhay

Joanne and Susans family
So very sorry to hear of Susans passing. She was such a kind and gentle person. My sincere condolences to all the family.
Please know you are iin my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless
Rest easy Susan🙏

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Susans loved ones.
I went to school with Joanne and knew Sue through her. Susan is the sweetest, kindest girl. She contacted me a few years ago and was very kind. She told me about her health issues, too many for one person to endure.

So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. A very genuine person. Have a lot of found memories of when we dated in our teens. Sincere condolences to her husband and all of the Stirling family.

Uncle Len, Bill, Jane, Joanne, and Susie’s entire extended family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was deeply saddened to hear this news and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Our Deepest Sympathy
Our words cannot express the sorrow we feel after learning of the death of your beloved Susie.
May you ever treasure the wonderful times you had and our prayers are with your whole family.
Hugs to you all . Xox

Deepest sympathy on the loss of sweet Susan from an old friend from Class of 88, General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a great person who loved a good laugh. May she rest in peace.

Randy, Bill, Marie, Jane, Joanne and Len; I can only imagine your pain as you grieve Sweet Susie. She was special.
Susie and I met in nursing school. We then reconnected in Florida where we bumped into each other and never lost touch again. Susie has been my “little sister” and best friend for almost 40 years. She was so special and loved by everyone who knew her. Funny, smart, beautiful both inside and out and what a fighter. She took every challenge in life and met each one head on. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried and shared a lot of “firsts” together. As I look through our many pics of memories captured, we had fun! Of the many memories I cherish, there’s the night of your 25th birthday, champagne on board (of you), cruising down the beach with your legs out the window and you shouting “Look at me cruising the beach in a Rolls Royce on my Birthday!” We’ve laughed at that a few times since!! I’ll always remember the laughs Susie!
When you think of Susie, remember her beautiful smile, warm laugh and huge heart. She’s with her Mom now, no more struggling, no more pain, no more doctors appts… just you and your Mom, and your Gramps too I bet, watching over us all. I love you Susie. You are dearly missed…. until we meet again XXOO

Very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanne, It’s been years and years, but I want to offer my condolences on your loss. I remember Susan from our school days, both of you sisters smiling.. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Take care, Susan (Mercer) Grant.

So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I went to school with Susan and she was always such a beautiful person. I. I hope she is at peace now. My condolences to all her family and friends.

To the Stirling and Burry families – sending my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Susan.

Heartbroken to hear of Susan’s passing. Though it has been many years since I saw her, my memories are of a fun-loving, beautiful soul.

Sincere condolences to Randy, Len and her entire extended family.

To the family,

So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing.
We didn’t know her very well but for what we knew and what we heard, she definitely was a special person to so many.
May she rest in peace and may you find the strength and peace to help you through the coming days.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Jane, Bill and Mr. Stirling… Pam and I offer our deepest condolences for your shocking loss. I remember Sue as a happy go lucky, sweet little girl running around your living room when I dropped over to visit with Jane so many years ago.! She certainly created a wonderful memory for me! Please take comfort in the belief that Sue is now being held loving and warmly in her Moms arms for all time !

To Randy, Len, Jane, Bill, Joanne, and their families,
Upon learning of the very sad news of the passing of precious Susan – I want to convey my very deepest sympathies to everyone. It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. May your conversations, times spent together, and family photos bring you much-needed comfort at this very poignant time? Remember you gave Susan the best – your time and your love, for these are the greatest gifts to give another. Your bond of love remains. forever.
I have many fond times from childhood growing up in St. John’s and hanging out with the Stirling family. There was always laughter and fun adventures along the way. You always made me feel so welcome and shared several lovely meals at your home.
I include much love, warm hugs, and prayers. Please take care and God bless!

Our condolences to Randy, and family. Susan was a great friend, Carl and I have many fond memories. God speed Susan xoxo

Bonnie and Carl Hynes

My heartfelt condolences to Randy, Len, Jane, Bill, Joanne, their families as well as Susan’s many friends. Through her many health challenges she persevered, with a positive attitude. Ttaken way too soon but she certainly left her mark on this earth and will be fondly remembered. She is probably seated on a piano bench, beside her beautiful mother who is playing some wonderful tunes while Suzie sings along. They are reunited and you have another guardian angel watching over you all. May the wonderful memories you shared with Susan help ease the sadness in days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. We have so many special memories that I will always cherish. She was my special friend. Condolences to her family.

Uncle Randy, so sorry for your loss. Sending my love and praying God’s comforting presence and peace will be with you and the family during these days.

I remember Susan so well from 4 North A at the HSC, and when she returned to NL. She was one of the most positive people I ever met. I think everyone she met throughout her short life was left with a positive impact on their own, and lessons where learned. My sincere condolences to Susan’s family and friends.

So sorry to hear of your passing Susan, you were such a nice person and friend. I never forget the good times we had growing up. You always had a big heart and a smile and laugh that was just you..
May you rest in peace and pain free Susan. You will never be forgotten.
Condolences to Family and Friends.

So sorry to hear of your passing Susan, you were such a nice person and friend. I never forget the good times we had growing up. You always had a big heart and a smile and laugh that was just you..
May you rest in peace and pain free Susan. You will never be forgotten.

I first met Sue working in ICU at the HSC back in 1989. Sue was always one to have a laugh and a good time. I also got to spend time with Sue in FL. She always had a zest for life. She was also a great nurse. Condolences to all of her family and friends. Rest easy Sue.

I’m so sad to hear of Susan’s passing. She was a very determined woman with a strong will to live. My sincere condolences to all of her family and friends. She is finally resting in peace and is no longer suffering. My sincere condolences.

So sorry to hear of Susie’s passing. She fought a long battle.and is now at peace. Our condolences to all of the families… May all the wonderful memories you have of your times together comfort you at this very difficult time.

Sending our condolences. So sorry to hear of her passing . I’ll pray for you and your family . Blessings

Bill and .Marie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Treasure all the happy memories you have in the days to come.

My wife Kimberly and I and my siblings offer our sincerest condolences on the passing of our first cousin. I remember Suze as a very funny and loving person. We are so sorry to hear this news.
May she rest in peace.

To Randy
We were saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Hold on to those precious memories as I’m sure there are plenty.

Gerald and Penny Stokes

Susan worked with me in Critical Care at the HSC. She certainly had her share of adversities but always had a smile and a positive attitude. So sorry for your loss.

So very sorry to hear of Susie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who was loved by those who were lucky enough to meet her. I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with her and her family many years ago and her infections demeanor and positive attitude is something to be remembered. To her family, may you find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering and is reunited with her mom and Nan and Grampy Evens. I am sure they are having a wonderful time back together again. fly with the angels Susie.

We are so very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She will always be one of the kindest, most generous people that I have ever known. Rest easy Sus…you have fought hard and loved fiercely…our deepest condolences to Randy, Joanne, Aaron and all of her family and friends.

Saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. In meeting her you always felt her gentle spirit and genuine concern. A beautiful soul . Rest in peace. Condolences to Randy ,Joanne and families. ❤️

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Susan’s passing … Such a kind caring and beautiful soul! Sincere condolences to all who loved her!
RIP my friend 🙏
eileen 😔

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Family….. I know you have countless wonderful memories of her to hold onto and each other to help you through this very sad time. Thinking of you.
God bless you All.

Janet(Granter) Butler and Gary Butler.

Sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She was a pleasure to work with when I first started my career at bonnews lodge as a pca. She was also there to help me when I done my Lpn program a couple years ago. Always there to answer any questions I had or to give advise. She will be greatly missed.

So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She was such a kind friend with the softest soul . I always admired how she kicked cancers ass so many times and had a great will to survive. Its ok Susie Q no more suffering and you can rest in peace.

I am so sorry to hear of Susie’s passing! After all of her struggles I believe she is resting with her Mom peacefully now!!! My thoughts, prayers and love to all of you!!!

My condolences to all the family. I’m sure you have lots of beautiful memories of Susan to cherish