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Susan passed away quietly, in the presence of her family, April 26, 2016. She was born Zoe Marancos February 1, 1953, in Kato Kallinicki, Greece. Later she took on her married name and became Susan Simpson. Her family moved from Greece to Canada in 1957, settling in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, in 1985, choosing the field of psychology because she felt it would help her serve others by providing her with answers to questions that plague many of us. In 2000, Susan moved to British Columbia and chose to settle in Parksville on Vancouver Island where she established and active clinical practice while continuing to be a life-long explorer and learner in the healing arts, training in a wide spectrum of healing systems and techniques.

From a professional perspective, some of you may know Susan as a psychologist, a practitioner using the Papimi machine, or a leading provider of services in Brain State Technologies. She received her training in Brain State Technologies from their head office in Scottsdale, AZ. The locations of her professional practices on Vancouver Island took her beyond Parksville to Qualicum Beach and Victoria as well. She enjoyed her position as Clinical Psychologist working within Mental Health Services at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

Susan’s family lives in Ontario. She is survived by her mother Elsie Marancos, her brother Ross Marancos and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Her father Tom Marancos passed away in 2002.

Deep and sincerest gratitude is extended to the staff in CVU and ICU at the Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for their excellent and dedicated care of Susan.

Susan came into her best life situation before she passed. She had moved back to Victoria, loved her job, felt renewed with purpose and new challenges, loved her new accommodations and her neighbours. She is and always will be loved by her family and many friends from her professional and private life. Indeed, to know Susan was to love her.

A Celebration of Susan’s life will be held in Parksville at her favourite walking beach. For details and to be contacted when this has been arranged, please email or leave a voice message at 250-954-1693.

“it’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” — John Steinbeck

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