Sue Barber remembered


Sault Ste. Marie lost one of its most colouful characters Saturday. Susan Barber, a well known producer, director, actor and entertainer passed away from cancer.

Barber was behind “Shot in the Dark” productions and recently staged the musical play Tommy last year.  Barber taught drama and theatre for several years retiring from White Pines C&VS in 2014.

Barber had been part of the local theatre scene for decades and worked with hundreds of people over the years on various productions.  Barber even moved in front of the camera to star in the locally made tv soap opera, Tami for one season in 2014.

Barber is survived by her husband Aubrey Falls.


  1. Miss Barber u were one all the students remember you made a huge impact on alot of people’s lives, some of us only survived high school because of u. U were an amazing woman and I was happy to have known u R.I.P . You will be greatly missed by all.

  2. Oh wow such an amazingly sad thing cancer is…. Taking so many wonderful ppl from this world… Best teacher hands down… A real life ms. Frizzle made every day class and lesson fun in her own ms. Barber way.. An angel was called back to heaven… Her name was sue

  3. It is truly a sad, sad day. Sue Barber’s contributions to all through her spirit, her teaching and the arts were wide and deep. The hole she leaves behind will be very hard to fill. My deepest condolences. RIP Sue.

  4. Its a privilege to have been taught by Mrs. Barber. You were always a winner in her eyes, no matter what. She was always an uplifting influence and encouraged you to be yourself.

  5. The first time I met Sue Barber was over 20 years ago when I auditioned for Sweeney Todd. I walked in the room and here was this beautiful spitfire playing away on the electronic piano. I was so mesmerized at how fast she could read music and how beautifully she played. Sue was a mixture of so many amazing things. I worked with Sue many times in theatre and working with her was always a great joy because she always treated her cast with kindness and respect. I will miss her.

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