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Arthur (Art) Sutherland


Born: 11 Feb 1922, Ingramport, Nova Scotia


Died: 20 Apr 2018, Victoria, British Columbia


SUTHERLAND, Arthur (Art) - passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 20th, 2018 at the age of 96. Born in Ingramport, Nova Scotia, Art was the 2nd of six siblings. Predeceased by his parents George and Mary, brothers Don and Jim, grand-daughter Stephanie Shergold and son in-law Chuck Shergold. The family moved from Nova Scotia in 1927 and settled in Calgary for 17 years, later relocating to Victoria, where he met the love of his life, Margery McKecknie. They were married on June 1, 1949 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Victoria and would have celebrated their 69th anniversary this year. Art is survived by his wife Margery, brothers Ian and Hugh (Shirley) Sutherland, sister Myrna Wooster and children Dave (Jeannine), John (Gail), Wendy (Frank) O'Dwyer and grand-daughters Laura and Andrea and numerous nieces and nephews. Art served in WWII and saw combat in the Pacific aboard the HMCS Uganda. It was the first Canadian warship to circumnavigate the globe and was the largest ship in the fleet. In 1948 Art started work with the Provincial Government in the Topographic Survey Department at the Ministry of Lands and Forests and retired after 32 years in 1980. Once retired, Art built their boat, the Sans Peur II, and for many years sailed along the BC coast with Margery at his side. He also mastered the art of harp making and made several in his later years. Scottish country dancing, Emmanuel Baptist Church, snooker at the Union Club and 9 holes of golf at Juan de Fuca with his buddies, kept him active. The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Broadmead Lodge for their attention and care of our Dad. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill X Road. Life has to end - Love doesn't. (Victoria Times Colonist 27 Apr 2018)


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