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Sutherland, Margaret Farnsworth
November 21, 1922 - September 3, 2017
Service:Thursday, September 7, 2017
2:00 pm
An open house will be held at the home of Margaret and Fred on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.


Margaret Farnsworth Sutherland
1922 – 2017

On September 3, 2017, Margaret Sutherland passed away at her home at the age of 94 years. She was born in Calgary on November 21, 1922. Margaret grew up in Peace River and married Fred in 1944. After many moves, they finally settled in Rocky Mountain House in 1964.

Margaret was a wife, mother, professional weaver and artist. She enjoyed backpacking, skiing and canoeing.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 73 years Fred; children Joan (Hugh) Norris of Calgary, Tom (Cathy) of Fort McMurray and Jim (Laurie) of Edmonton and 6 Grandchildren.

An open house will be held at the home of Margaret and Fred on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.

Cremation was entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626


Dieter and Anna Falz:
We are sad to hear about Margret's passing. May you find comfort in your memories.
Melonie Gillis:
My thoughts and prayers to the family. As a neighbor of the Sutherland years ago and a good school friend to Joan I have many fond memories of Mrs Sutherland ...figure skating mom, my first experience skiing, Canadian figure skating championships in Edmonton, cool outfits for school sock hops, movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...She was an amazing lady. With Sincere Sympathy
Pete Murphy:
So sorry to hear, Fred, and share in your sense of loss. Joan and I always enjoyed our visits and admired your own bonds -- you were a wonderful team. Love and best wishes during this difficult time - will be thinking of you.
Ken --Nita Janigo:
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in Margaret's passing With love and prayers Ken and Nita Janigo.
Mike Poscente:
So sorry for your loss Fred. I cherish the memories I have of Margaret the few times I cross country skied with her and you in Jasper, the after ski cup of mulled wine, the great food and of course Margaret's fine nature and creativity. I offer my prayers and respect for her.
Darrell and Jackie Marchbank :
It's with great sadness that we received the news of Margaret's passing. Our deepest condolences to you Fred, and your family.
Margaret was one of those people that you meet in life who inspire you though her own deeds and actions.
She will be greatly missed by our family and will continue to inspire us for the rest of our lives.
Jane Saunders:
Thinking of you and your family, Fred, as we toast Margaret with a Bailey's in Santo Domingo, Spain. Love Gwen, Jackie , Mary and Jane
Ali and Tom:
You'll be forever in our thoughts, Margaret. Fred, we're so thankful for all of the great memories we have with you and Margaret. You've both been our inspiration and we will always hold Margaret close in our hearts.
The McPhail family:
Our deepest condolences to Fred and all of the Sutherland family. Bill has many stories of his years working with Fred. Fred and Margaret will always be special friends of Bill and Jennie. Sadly, Bill and Jennie are no longer able to attend the open house due to health issues. We will always remember Margaret fondly.
Delores J Bird:
My condolences to Fred and family on Margaret's passing. I am so sorry to read this news today and my heart goes out to you all. She was such a lovely lady and an inspiration as a beautiful artist. Sympathy from Delores Bird in Vancouver.
Stewart/Jean Stephanson:
We are very saddened to see the news
here of the passing of Margaret Sutherland.
We had the good fortune to live next door
to Fred and Margaret for 36 plus years.
It would be impossible to find a better
couple to be parked beside for all those
years. We have a wealth of memories
during that special time, our thoughts
and love go out to Fred, Joan, Tom and
Jim, their spouses and the Sutherland
grandchildren. Margaret had a great run,
it was a pleasure to be around for a good
part of it.
Jason and Aarti Connell:
We are so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

May God wrap you in the warmth of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

With love and condolences from Aarti and Jason (Shelley Hofman's friends from Calgary)

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