Marilyn “Sue” Canafax

Age 72, passed away February 10, 2020. She was born September 14, 1947, in Lansing, MI, to the late John and Alice Quincey.

Sue was a gifted artist and spent many hours teaching and mentoring people all over the country. She had a knack for making lifetime connections. She loved teaching and was very giving of her time. She also enjoyed hosting dinners and inviting friends and family into her home. She adored children and her favorite times were cooking with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sue was inseparable with her husband, James, her true love. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, James Canafax; grandchildren, Uwe (Darcy) Saefkow, Alan (Mary) Canafax, Cindy (Jed) Feilert, and Daniel Canafax; many dearly loved great-grandchildren; brother, John (Patty) Quincey; and sisters, Sr. Barbara Quincey, Patty (Art) Trelstad, Mary (Dennis) Barrett, and Cathy (Ron) Bender.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church – in the chapel, 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing.

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Mary K. Carey
February 13, 2020 at 8:48 am

Sue was an amazing person.
She was gifted, generous, hard working and loving.
She was thoughtful, and had great depth in her kind purposeful life. We were all blessed to have known her and be gifted by her presence in our lives.
She made a huge difference in the world by her very presence.

John Sidwell
February 15, 2020 at 9:54 am

A major loss from a very close family. Bless her soul. My thoughts go out to Jimmie and the rest of the family. Truly an honor to have known her.
Warmest Wishes
John Sidwell

Annie Brock
February 16, 2020 at 9:04 am

Sue was a wonderful mentor. She helped me become a better weaver, and she was always happy to see younger weavers come and learn the craft. I will miss her every time I weave with my waxed linen.

Nancy Carlson
February 16, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Sue was missed at the Get Away, however her spirit was there. She was always
willing to share her expertise with me as well as anyone else needed help.

One of my earliest contact with her was at an AMB Convention at Sugar Loaf where
we shared a condo. She introduced herself, as well as her sister Patty and Sister
Barbara. It was years later that it was SISTER Barbara. Duh!



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