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Born: Nov 28, 1922

Date of Passing: Nov 25, 2012

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OLIVE JEAN SUTHERLAND (nee KRISTJANSSON) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Olive Jean Sutherland on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 89 years. Mother was born in Morden, MB on November 28, 1922, she started working at age 16 at Mark Ki's Grocery Store. During the war years she lived in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Vernon and Prince Albert. She married her husband William Sutherland after the war in 1946, and they lived in the Riverview area of Winnipeg since 1950. Whenever mother returned to Morden for a visit, she loved to go down to the coulee. Olive worked in the Gift Shop at Eaton's in the late 1950s, and after that worked for Statistics Canada. She joined the Naturalist Society and enjoyed outings with them. She always kept busy knitting, crocheting and making sure the birds were fed. Mother loved to go to the Fort Whyte Centre to see the birds and geese while enjoying a cup of coffee. Mother and father went to Florida for several winters with their son Jim and Ebba. Recently, she had a stay in the Charleswood Nursing Home and then Riverview Health Centre. We would like to thank both nursing homes for their care and attention. Mother was predeceased by her parents, Louise and Helgie Kristjansson, and her son James Clark. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband William John, son William John Jr., and her sister Marie (Herman) Larke, as well as by numerous relatives and friends. In keeping with Olive's wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E.J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 204-253-5086

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 01, 2012

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Uncle Bill and Cousin Bill, My family and I extend our Deepest Sympathy to you. May the Memories of Aunt Olive give you comfort, joy and peace as you go forward! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Linda Harrison (Sutherland) and Family - Posted by: Linda Harrison and Family (Niece ) on: Dec 09, 2012

  • Uncle Bill & cousin Bill we are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne, Mary and family. - Posted by: Wayne Sutherland (nephew) on: Dec 04, 2012

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to the family. We remember Olive with fond memories. I well remember her passion for feeding the birds and enjoyed our visits together when I lived in Winnipeg. - Posted by: Ken and Linda (Phillips) Medlock (Friends) on: Dec 01, 2012

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