On March 22, 2017 at the Seven Oaks General Hospital (Winnipeg, MB), Sue Shklov passed away at the age of 93 years.
Sue is survived by her daughter Janet, son-in-law Jan Russel, daughter Barbara, son Shane, grandchildren Alan, Diane, & Jaclyn, brothers Leonard & Sidney Green, sister Sylvia Horwich, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Clara & Leona Green. Sue was born in Winnipeg on October 20, 1923, daughter of Aaron & Rose Green. Sue worked in Winnipeg, New York, Montreal, and Banff before meeting Rubin Shklov in Winnipeg playing badminton at the YMHA and marrying in 1958. They were married for 42 years when Rubin passed away in 2000. After having 3 kids, Sue finished high school and attended Red River Community College as a mature student to obtain her teaching certificate. She was a devoted teacher and taught business subjects to high school students at St. John’s High School and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. She developed a unique program to teach a visually impaired student how to type. As a pioneer she also developed a career exploration program that won her a Hilroy Fellowship award years before co-op education became popular. She obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree (U of Manitoba) at age 65 and a Masters of Environmental Studies (U of Waterloo) at 76. She retired in Ailsa Craig, Ontario (near London) with Rubin for 13 years where she wrote for the Parkhill Gazette. They spent many years enjoying the outdoors and road trip adventures. Sue returned to Winnipeg in 2002 and lived her remaining years in her own home which she treasured. For years she participated in the day program at Middlechurch. Sue was very creative and had many hobbies including sewing, knitting, wood carving, gardening, cooking & baking. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and took pleasure in spending time with family. A special thank you to her family doctor, Dr. Henry, the homecare workers, doctors, nurses, day program staff & university students at the Seven Oaks General hospital for their dedication and care. Funeral service was held in Winnipeg on Mar. 24th. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.