We are incredibly saddened to announce the passing of Sue Price, Viking Crew Director of Operations in Fort Lauderdale. She was a great supporter of Dockwalk and was always willing to share her expertise with us. We will miss her dearly.
“Sue was one of the loveliest people I have ever met,” says Dockwalk Editor Lauren Beck. “She was warm and welcoming always. I will never forget the laughter and the kindness she showed me over the years. Our hearts go out to her family.”
Price began her career on the water aboard cruise ships in 1992 before shifting into yachting in 1994. After working aboard sail, motor, private, and charter yachts, she ran an estate with her husband. When that finished, they moved to Zimbabwe for three years where she was a teacher, and when they returned to the U.S. in 2001, she started as a yachting placement coordinator. Her Viking Crew bio says, “Sue loves working with crew in all areas and helping to find the right ‘fit’ for everyone.”
“Sue was a wonderful woman who had incredible energy and an unstoppable passion for helping crew progress in their careers,” Viking Crew shared. “We appreciate that alongside so many sad announcements in the past 18 months this may seem like another in a long line, but for all of us at Viking Crew and the wider Viking Maritime Group this is a very personal loss for our family. The impact of this is deeply felt and we will miss her a great deal. “
Phil Whittaker organized a GoFundMe on behalf of her husband Mike and daughters Sam and Jessica. The page says, “Sue was one of those people that made life better for all of us in every encounter. She collected each of us along the way and made us her family. Trying to imagine this world without her is impossible and quite rightly so. She will forever be a part of each one of us, a part that we should all treasure. It’s time now for us to give back, in a sense to pay forward what we received.” If you’d like to donate, you can visit the GoFundMe here.