Susan Derry


Saskatchewan, CAN

Susan felt honoured to be approached to volunteer with Icelandic Roots. Susan is 50% Icelandic, and both of her paternal grandparents came from Iceland as children. Although her grandparents were born within a five-minute drive from each other in Iceland, they met and married in Mozart, Saskatchewan. Susan grew up on the family farm, north of Mozart.

Susan married her high school sweetheart, and they are still together after raising six children and welcoming in-laws and grandchildren to the family. Susan owns Bridge Counseling in Saskatoon and has been counseling for 20 plus years.

Susan has had a strong interest in genealogy for many years. She was privileged to visit Iceland several years ago and spent her favourite day visiting the farms where her grandparents had been born. Then they were trying to get to the farm where a great grandfather had been born, and there was no longer a road to get there. So they knocked on the door of the farm at the end of the road and met a lovely young lady who turned out to be related to Susan.

Susan is working on tracking down death dates for those of Icelandic descent born in Canada and their families.