Susan Jane Anstey (nee Scott) passed away peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at her home, Wyndstone Farm, in Nobleton, Ontario, Canada, with Michael and Jennifer by her side. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Anstey, her sister, Alice Ferrier, her loving partner of 24 years, Michael Van Every, and their families.
An avid horsewoman, Susan Jane competed and judged hunters/jumpers, bred and raced Thoroughbreds, published Canada's leading horse magazines including Horse Sport, Horse-Canada and Canadian Thoroughbred, and was a life long member of The Toronto & North York Hunt. She made a significant contribution to horse sport both nationally and internationally, serving as a director of Jump Canada, chair of the Media Advisory Committee of the Federation Equestre International (FEI) and, for the last 12 years, President of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. at the Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge St. (south of Wellington) in Aurora, Ontario. Donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation are welcomed.