Len­noxville’s spe­cial night – see more pages 3, 4 and 7 Don­ald-pa­trick Award Su­san Cook

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Su­san was born in As­bestos in 1961. She went to school in Danville and grad­u­ated from Rich­mond Re­gional School. At the time of grad­u­a­tion, her two older sib­lings were con­tin­u­ing their ed­u­ca­tion and true to her na­ture, she told her mother that she was go­ing to go to work to help her. Su­san’s fa­ther Wen­dall had passed away a few years be­fore.

She went to work for the Cana­dian Im­pe­rial Bank of Com­merce in Mon­treal. She also worked for this bank in Wind­sor and in Len­noxville.

In July 2009, she de­cided to buy a house on Speid Street in Len­noxville. How lucky

Len­noxville was! She im­me­di­ately be­came in­volved in the com­mu­nity. She joined the Friend­ship Day Com­mit­tee in 2010 and helped her son or­ga­nize se­cu­rity for the pa­rade and the day it­self. She has been on sev­eral dif­fer­ent Friend­ship Day or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tees in 2011 and 2012.

When the Len­noxville Street Fes­ti­val started she vol­un­teered her help; she vol­un­teers at the li­brary and helps with meals at the Hut, or­ga­nized for dif­fer­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions. She now works at Bishop’s Col­lege School and has been in­volved in plac­ing stu­dents in dif­fer­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions in a vol­un­teer ca­pac­ity so they earn points for the Duke of Ed­in­burg Medal.

She or­ga­nizes the BCS stu­dents for the Len­noxville Spring Clean up and they have be­come a yearly pres­ence. At 5 a.m. on week­day morn­ings, she can be seen de­liv­er­ing The

Record or a lit­tle later, rid­ing her bike to work.

She has three chil­dren: Joshua who at­tends Daw­son Col­lege, Ni­co­las who at­tends Cham­plain Col­lege, and Jes­sica.

Su­san Cook, who re­ceived the Don­ald Pa­trick Award, is seen here with Comp­ton - Stanstead MP Jean Rousseau.

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