In Memory of


Joan Sutherland

Visitation

Memorial visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd. Tottenham, on Monday December 17, 2018 from 10am until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11am.

Service

Memorial Service in the chapel at 11am., on Monday December 17, 2018

Sutherland: Joan Denise,
(Former Warden of Simcoe County, Former Deputy Reeve of New Tecumseth, Former Councilor and Reeve of Tottenham, Former First Female President of the Ontario Good Roads Association, Former Treasurer of Nottawasaga Futures, Former Representative of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority)
Peacefully at her home in Tottenham, on Thursday December 6, 2018. Joan Sutherland (nee: Brattan) at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of Joe Sutherland.
Loving mother of David, Liane, and Lisa-Jo. Dear grandmother of Danielle Wryland (Tiff), Michelle Sutherland (Giacomo Donato), Katrine Sutherland, Ryan Williams (Erin Madonia), Jake Williams (Teri Maiden-Hussey), Sarah O’Keefe, Paul O’Keefe (Erin Pawts), and great grandmother of Lorenzo Donato.
Forever in the hearts of her extended family and friends.
A Memorial visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd. Tottenham, on Monday December 17, 2018 from 10am until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11am. Cremation has taken place. For those who wish donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

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Memorial Tribute

“Joan Sutherland”
  1. Margaret & Gerry Osborne wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Joe and the Sutherland family. We were privileged to know Joan as a friend and will miss her.

  2. Marie Simms wrote:

    I first met Joan when we moved her in 1992. She was a leader and an inspiration from that first moment. She was always kind and had a smile for everyone. My sincere condolences to her family.

  3. LESLEY WINTERS WILLIAMS wrote:

    I feel so very blessed and special to have known such a wise, beautiful (inside and out) talented , no nonsense woman. I have many fond memories of Joan, birthdays, Christmas’s, many mothers days spent at Richters herbs. I will miss you and all your knowledge. I Love you to the moon and back.

  4. George & Ruth Stamper wrote:

    Joe & family: Please accept our condolences on your loss.Joan was always a community minded individual. A lady who well represented both Tottenham and New Tecumseth in her political career. She will be missed.

  5. Valerie Ryan wrote:

    I was so fortunate to have been able to work with Joan and was the recipient of her guidance, kindness and leadership for a number of years. I would like to express my sincere sympathy to Joe and family.

  6. Harry & Rona Rempel wrote:

    It was with great sadness that we heard of Joan’s passing. A wonderful woman and a pillar of her community. She leaves behind a great legacy for her beloved Tottenham. She was always a loyal customer and very special woman. Our condolences to Joe and your family.

  7. Vern &Julie Burnie wrote:

    We send our condolences to the Sutherland family, Joan was always somebody we admired for everything she did, and it was always a pleasure to watch Joe and Joan dance. A life well lived, may your “last waltz” be the sweetest memory

  8. Adelaide Campbell and Tom Henry wrote:

    Tom and I have wonderful memories of Joan, as do so many others. She was liked and respected by everyone. Her knowledge, wisdom, community mindedness and respect for others was admirable. She will be missed. Our condolences to Joe and the Sutherland family.
    Adelaide and Tom.

  9. Malcolm & Elsie Cleghorn wrote:

    We were saddened to learn of Joan’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. She was a very powerful person in the community.

  10. Kymm Graham wrote:

    We’re so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. The memories I have of the times spent with the family always bring a smile to my face. Our deepest condolences and love to you all.

  11. Jim and Karyn Mannell wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear about Joan’s passing. Our community has lost a very wonderful, dedicated, community minded person. Tottenham will not be the same without Joan. Remember the good times and the fun times and all the memories that you have of Joan. I know we will. Our condolences to Joe and all the family.

  12. Ginny & Ivor Cathcart wrote:

    We are so very sorry and saddened by the news of Joan’s passing. We have wonderful memories of Joan. She was always such a welcoming and friendly person who gave so much to her community.Her generosity of spirit was genuine and she truly demonstrated care and concern for others.

  13. Anne Burton (McKendrick) wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing…always loved visiting her home with my childhood friend Liane…was always made to feel welcome. My condolences to the family.

  14. Karen Smith wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. It was an honour to serve under her guidance. She was instrumental in promoting equality in the workplace. I, for one, owe her a great debt! Rest well, my friend!

  15. Cindy Murton wrote:

    I’m so very, very sorry to hear this news. My heartfelt sympathies to Joe, Dave, Liane and Lisa-Jo. I had the privilege and honour of calling Joan my second Mom for many years while growing up and living in Tottenham. A great woman and a true loss to the world. You will be missed. xxx ooo

  16. Colleen, Nick & Family wrote:

    Michelle and Jacob we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  17. Dennis & Linda Pendlebury wrote:

    Our prayers are with Joe and family.

  18. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority wrote:

    The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. We appreciated her long standing commitment and service to our Board and have made a donation into our education program in her name.

  19. Barbara Ann Gauley wrote:

    Joe and family my sincere condolences.
    Rest In Peace Joan.

  20. Bob and Sue Beck wrote:

    Joe and family
    Our deepest sympathy

  21. Cindy Brent wrote:

    Joan was such a huge part of Tottenham when we first moved here over 40 years ago. So very sorry for your loss.

  22. Ian and Vickie Witherspoon wrote:

    Dear Joe and Family:
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Joan was always an inspiration to all those around her and I am truly blessed to have been her friend.
    She will be missed.
    May God keep you strong.

  23. sarah cole wrote:

    So sorry for your loss, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen Joan but certainly remember the good ole days. Meeting up with Joan and Rita and playing cards. Good memories – Joan will be missed by the community, a great lady.

  24. Debby Hanson & Betty Drury wrote:

    I would like to send our condolences to the family Hoan was a sweet woman always stopping to say hi.. or give u a hug.. mom and I will miss her on our visits to Costco when we would meet up with her and Joe.. lisa I am very sorry to hear about ur mom.. my she rip…

  25. Kerry and Betty Worrod wrote:

    Kerry and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of Joan..our deepest condolences to you Joe and family

  26. Madelyn & Hal Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Joe, David, Liane, Lisa-Jo and family
    So sorry for your loss. Joan was a remarkable woman. It was a privilege to know her.

  27. Dennis Roughley wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Joe and the Sutherland Family.
    Joan will be remembered for her leardership in serving Tottenham and New Tecumseth as Councillor, Reeve and as a Member and Warden of Simcoe County Council.
    Past Wardens Assoc.Simcoe County

  28. Helen and Ray MacLeod wrote:

    Joe – our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. We always enjoyed Joan and your company at all the OGRA meetings and conferences. Joan’s knowledge and honesty was well respected at OGRA.
    With sympathy – Helen

  29. Natalie Copp wrote:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing o Joan, she was a very friendly lady and did so much for Tottenham and New Tecumseth. My condolences to the family she will be missed.

  30. Shira Harrison McIntyre wrote:

    Joan was an amazing woman and paved the way for other women to become community leaders. Thank you to her family for supporting her in her endeavours. Our community is better because of her contributions.

  31. Tony and Anne Decoo wrote:

    Joe and family: our deepest condolences. It was an honour to be on the OGRA board with Joan. She was a class lady.

  32. Sunyatta Guild wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Joans family and friends. It was a privelege knowing her. She was truly an inspiration, with her progressive attitude towards everything in life, her positive outlook and preventative approach to her health, and her love and devotion for her family. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly, sharing their accomplishments whenever she came for her adjustments. A wonderful woman we will miss dearly.

  33. Sunyatta Guild wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Joans family and friends. She was truly an inspiration, with her progressive attitude towards everything in life, her positive outlook and preventative approach to her health, and her love and devotion for her family. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly, sharing their accomplishments whenever she came for her adjustments. A wonderful woman we will miss dearly.

  34. Ray Lisk wrote:

    Joan was a giver and a doer. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  35. Rose Donato wrote:

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. It was an honor to have know such a great warm loving person. Our Sincere condolences

  36. Ceri and Viola Stephens wrote:

    Joan got things done graciously and effectively. Our condolences to you,Joe, and your family.

  37. Bob & Pat Jackson wrote:

    Joe & Family
    Our sincere condolences.
    We have fond memories of you and Joan over the years. Joan was an exceptional lady. Rest In Peace.

  38. Janine and Vaughan Harris wrote:

    Joan’s contributions to Tottenham and the wider community were truly valued but I remember her best as a caring, funny, genuine person with no airs but much grace.

  39. Leon & Anne Schenko wrote:

    Joe & Family: Our condolences to you on the passing of Joan. She will be missed

  40. David Nacson wrote:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  41. Nancy Foresrell wrote:

    Dear Joe and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how proud you must be of Joan’s many accomplishments. She cared so much about the wellbeing of the community of Tottenham which she demonstrated over an extended period of time in local and regional politics. She was also a dedicated mother and grandmother. I always admired Joan as someone who from at least the mid 1970s onward (if not earlier) recognized that women should get more actively involved in politics and in other societal realms. She was one of my earliest feminist mentors. I’m sorry I don’t live closer,Joe, to give you a big hug .

  42. Ron Fortier wrote:

    So sorry for your loss Joe and family. Joan was a caring and really nice person. Shelba a d Ron Fortier

  43. Lois & Alex Boyter wrote:

    Dear Joe and family our deepest condolences on the loss of Joan
    We have fond memories of you all. Hugs

  44. Ruth Dermott & Bill Zerback wrote:

    Dear Joe and family, sending our condolences to all. Joan will be missed.

  45. Bonnie Gilpin wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, Ed and I remember her fondly. Our deepest condolences to Joe and the family.

  46. Holland Harry & Rita wrote:

    So sorry for your loss Joan will be missed.

  47. Wendy Massey wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Sutherland family.

  48. Jeannette&Jim Ferrie wrote:

    Dear Joe & family sending our deepest sympathies.

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