August 26th, 1956 – November 14th, 2022
On November 14th, Susan Gregoroff passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer, which she fought with courage, dignity, and grace. She was a loving mother to Matthew and Emmeline and a devoted wife of 42 years to Tim. She was an adored sister of John and Bill, treasured daughter of Jim and the late Beatrice, and was loved and cherished by many family and friends. Susan worked in healthcare for 38 years, beginning as an RN at Hamilton General Hospital and retiring from Cambridge Memorial Hospital as Vice-President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive. When she wasn’t working, and in her retirement, she was an avid seamstress and she created many beautiful items of clothing for her family, as well as beautiful quilts. She will be fondly remembered and missed by all who were privileged to know her. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 2-4 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Margaret’s Place Hospice.
Sue was a beautiful and kind manager to me on 5S at the Hamilton General Hospital. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Dear Tim, you may not remember me, I worked in the upstairs office at Upper Wentworth street about 15 years ago, and introduced myself to you. My wife Deb worked with Sue at the HGH ICU, in fact they started around the same time. Deb and I want you to know our thoughts are with you and your family now. Deb says Sue was an extraordinary colleague and will be missed. Sincerely, John Nelson
Condolence to the Ostrander and Gregoroff family. I worked with Susan in Ccu when she started her nursing career. She brought the best and crunchest homemade pickles,during night shift. Susan worked very hard in her nursing career and I was happy I was one of those people who got to know her and Tim.
I remember visiting Gramma & Grampa Landers in Stratford, on a day off from Stelco, in midweek and Susan was visiting them as well, on her day off from Hamilton General (ah the joys of shiftwork!). Grampa was chuckling because Susan had dyed what little of Grampa’s hair there was, with tea, and it had stained his pillow whilst sleeping overnight.
Distance, life, and careers precluded our family from visiting often, but when at Susan and Tim’s Home, I always felt welcome and there was always laughter and humour in the air (many a time it involved the entire Ostrander clan!).
Susan, the twinkle in your eyes will continue to shine through the legacy of your children.
Rest well my friend, your cousin Jim Nel – Landers xoxo
I had the pleasure of working with Susan as a member of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Board. In her professional life she was quiet but incisive and so, so warm with a wonderful sense of humour. I remember our time together with such fondness. Sending my deepest condolences and strength to Susan’s family and friends. May her memory be a blessing.
Dear Tim, Emmeline and Matthew and all the family. I send you my deep condolences at this very sad time. I had the honour of working as Susan’s administrative assistant in the Cardiac and Vascular program at the Hamilton General for several years. She was so dedicated and hard working in everything she did. I admired her intelligence, kindness and gentility and though she held a challenging and sometimes difficult role, we were also able to share many good and happy times. Thank you Susan for being such a good boss to me. May you rest in peace and love always. Elisa
Deepest sympathy. I had the privilege of working with Sue when she was at CMH. She was an amazing leader and better even colleague. My sincere condolences, her loss will be felt by many.
Dear Tim, I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one, as I know she was a special person in your life. I send you my sincere condolences and sympathies.
Dear Tim, Emmeline, Matthew and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Susan. I have many fond memories of her as a child at Family Reunions on the Stratford Festival grounds and at my Grandma Ruth’s. I always remember her as being so kind and gentle. Please accept our deepest condolences, and we wish you strength and togetherness during this difficult time. With lots of love, Marni, Anton , Jackson & Colby Reijmers xo
To Sue’s family my deepest condolences for your loss. I worked with Sue at Hamilton General and most recently with Emmeline in her role with HHS. Sue was knowledgeable, compassionate and a great health care leader. We are all better for her contribution and, outside of her ultimate role as daughter , sister, wife and mom to her family which trumps all, I can think of no greater legacy. Emmeline, we worked together and although briefly, you reminded me so much of your Mum. You are all in my thoughts.
Dear Matt and family. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. From what I heard, she was a great woman to be admired. I’ll be thinking about you in the coming days. May your life long memories help you in your time of grief.
Condolence to Tim and family. I had the privilege of being a colleague when Sue was VP, CNE at CMH. She was always professional, smart, strategic and ever Kind. She always offered to help or lead. As I took the same role at CMH, I saw strong evidence of her nursing leadership and attention to patient care. An amazing leader in healthcare who had a deep love and appreciation of her family
Tim, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May Susan Rest In Peace.
My thoughts and prayers to the Gregoroff’s family. Having Susan as the VP of nursing at CMH was a privileged. Her kindness, calm, professional and wonderful personality all greatly appreciated. Thank you Susan, Rest In Peace.
Tim, My deepest sympathies to You and Your Family.
I had the great honour and privilege to have reported to Susan twice in my career. First, in CCU at the Henderson General Hospital and then at Cambridge Memorial Hospital when she was our VP/CNE. Susan was a most professional and caring nurse. She was thoughtful and kind with her words and her actions. I learned so much from her. Thank you, Susan.
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I had the privilege of working with Susan when she was VP/CNE at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was a kind and caring person and nurse, and always the ultimate professional. She was patient and giving of her time and knowledge – I learned so much from her. She sought to make others better. Thank you Susan. Rest in Peace
Dear Tim. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. Though I did not know Susan, I felt I knew her enough through you talking about her when we would meet at work, and at Horton’s for coffee. You were always a good friend to me through all my losses, and I know nothing can ease the sting of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family and wish you well. May Susan rest in peace after her long battle.