Suzanne was born on March 10, 1935 in St. Adèle, Quebec. She was a founding member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, the first Vice-Chair of the Métis Nation of Ontario, and a board member of the Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission. She was named to the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Brock University. Suzanne was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and was the first woman inducted into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. She spent her lifetime promoting Aboriginal artists and was a fiercely proud Métis woman. Suzanne passed away on April 2, 2006.