On February 28, the Yukon lost one of its great matriarchs, Susan Audrey Van Bibber (Chambers), née Dickson, at 99 years of age.
We could not possibly write a history of the Yukon without mentioning her legendary contributions and those of her 154 descendants and the many others she took under her wing.
She was a hard-working, tough, gritty Yukon woman, trapping, wrangling and chasing horses well into her eighties.
She was a wonderful cook, making incredible moose stew, and her cinnamon buns were gone as soon as they came out of the oven.
Sue was entertaining storyteller, and her family and friends could see the world through her eyes as she wittily shared her endless stories of people and places spanning a century.
Sue's pride and joy was her family. She was loved and will be sadly missed by her husband of 67 years, Alex Van Bibber, and those remaining of her 9 children, 46 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
We all miss Sue. May God bless her. Massi.