June 112022

Days to Race356

Suzy Hyde, age 46, received her angel wings on Dec. 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was a true fighter earning the title of “Cancer Ninja.” Suzy left this earth surrounded by her family and her “little old man”, Sully Dog. Suzy loved life and touched many. Her spunky personality, beautiful smile and generous spirit made Suzy the spark in every room. Suzy’s infectious laughter and take charge attitude touched family and friends around the globe. Her family and friends are pretty sure that upon arrival in heaven, Suzy began redecorating her surroundings.

Suzy loved spending time with family, cooking wonderful dinners, fishing, playing hockey and watching her daughter, Allison play soccer. She chaperoned many of her baby girl’s out of state soccer trips, assuring that all players had a home cooked meal and a laugh. She enjoyed spending time at the Cannery Lodge, where she and her husband, Ron created their own little piece of paradise on the banks of the Kenai River. Suzy had fun teaching her daughter, Cenah how to power shop, dress with style and display a confident “type A” attitude.

Suzy was a strong woman with great warrior spirt. When Suzy was at her weakest, she continued to support her family by assuring that the cookies were baked and sandwiches were prepared for school. Suzy was selfless. Suzy’s passing has left a hole in many hearts, but she leaves the world a better place as she brought us all laughter, passion, enthusiasm and genuine love.

Suzy wrote and would want everyone to know, “I am not a survivor or a victim. I am a thriver and a victim of nothing. Preparation and timing are essential to living a long life. Nothing happens for a reason. Things happen and you get to choose how to handle the situation. Are you going to lay down and give up? Are you going to be a miserable victim? Are you going to face the facts and fight and endure? Your choice. These are the things I think of every day.”