Susan Grace Tursman
- April 21, 1958 - September 9, 2011
- Chicago, Illinois
of Susan's Passing
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Memories & Candles
I had the privilege of sharing a work space cubicle wall with Sue. For approximately 5 years.
My fondest memories of her, are her infectious sense of humor and hearty laugh. It always sounded like a party was going on in her cubicle. I also enjoyed talking politics with her in the mornings around the coffee pot. Her care, compassion and desire for people to be treated fairly always came through in her conversation.
I was very saddened to hear of her passing. And will miss her very much.
I offer my condolences to her family during this difficult time.
Posted by: Jonathan T. Thomas - Chicago, IL - co-worker Sep 16, 2011
I only saw Sue a few times a year, but whenever I crossed the street from Daley Center to the County Building for assorted business, I always looked forward to having a chat with Sue. She was always so knowlegable, not only about GIS, but also about a diverse array of other topics. What fun it was to shoot the breeze with her! I will miss her very much.
Posted by: Anna Fan - Chicago, IL - Colleague Sep 16, 2011
Certain friends have a way of setting up residence in us. We may not always know exactly when that happens but we are so very glad they did!!!
Sue was such a person..
To the family:
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
Posted by: Mamie Scott - Forest Park, IL - Co-worker Sep 16, 2011
You were a bright flame, a lovely soul. Talented, kind, funny and caring. I will miss you. Go in peace and light.
Posted by: Jamee Carlin - Evanston, IL - friend Sep 15, 2011
Sue we always had great laughter about many situations. You were always there with an ear for my complaints. You always had great advise for me and i will mis you much God has taken one of his angels back to where it all started. You will be truly missed. May God bless your family. I will always remember your smile
Posted by: Frankie Jackson - chicago, IL - Co-worker Sep 14, 2011
I'm so very sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a dear friend and neighbor for many years. She was supportive, kind and involved in the community. I'll miss her artist's view of things and our discussions about everything from politics to prayer. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Sue and her family.
Posted by: Amy Scutt - Chicago, IL - friend Sep 13, 2011
My deepest sympathies go out to Sue's family. She was always such a pleasure to work with, ready for a good laugh, and always willing to help. She will be sorely missed.
Posted by: Danielle Scarfe - Crystal Lake, IL - Colleague Sep 13, 2011
Sue you will be missed very much. It was a pleaseure working with you and having all those parties with you. Gone To Soon!!!! I would like to give my condolences to her family and everyone that knew and loved her.
Posted by: Patrice Matthews - Chicago, IL - Co-Worker Sep 12, 2011
I am so sorry to know that Sue is no more. I have known Sue for the last 10 years. A very smart and energetic person always enthusiastic about work and ready to help when ever we asked for it.
Loved to discuss poitics and kept in touch with all the news. She loved to travel too. Whenever I called to talk about an issue we would end up discussing everything and anything.
You will be missed Sue. I can still hear her laughter in my ears. May you rest in peace,
Posted by: Rubina Alam - Palatine, IL - Friend & Co-worker Sep 12, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sue. She was a big part of what made coming to work a pleasure. We would have great discussions about politics- Sue was always listening to Obama's speeches and telling us the highlights. Her passion for justice was inspiring. Also, Sue showed me a lot of early cartoons from the 1950s on YouTube and shared her love of classical music and art, especially Van Gogh. And of course she taught
Posted by: David Arfa - Chicago, IL - CoWorker Sep 12, 2011