December 23, 2021
I am sad to announce the death of my beloved mother, Rill Sutherland Clarke, on Dec. 23, 2021 in Nanaimo, British Columbia where she had lived since 2006. She was predeceased by her husband James H. Clarke in 2011; her mother Dorothy Parker Sutherland in 2004; and her father Peard Sutherland in 1954. Rill is survived by her only child James E. Clarke, a large extended family of cousins and in-laws, many friends that date back to high school and a host of close friends that she collected throughout her adventurous life. She is also survived by her sister, Glinda Sutherland.
Rill was born, raised, and schooled on the west side of Vancouver. In 1967 she married Jim and they lived briefly in North Vancouver before relocating to Singapore and the Philippines where, with son in tow, they had many different cultural experiences. Rill, Jim and James returned to Canada in 1980 and settled back in North Vancouver where they continued to live until the family retired to Nanaimo.
Rill was a well known and involved member of community boards, especially the North Vancouver Library Board and the North Vancouver Recreation Centre.
A private service in will be held in January. Please feel free to make a donation to a community group in Rill’s memory. Obituary
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