William John Sutherland

January 7, 1938 – December 19, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Bill Sutherland peacefully in his sleep on December 19, 2021.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Scotty and Anne Sutherland of Extension.
Bill will be sadly missed by his wife of 63 years Bev (Sage). His children Lee-Anne, Bill (Deanna) and Dwane (Jenny). His grandchildren Alison (Nic), Shannon (Neiko), Kayla (Aaron), Kory (Jaymie), Jacob and Justin and great granddaughter Reilly.
Bill was born in Nanaimo and raised in Extension. He lived and worked in Lake Cowichan and Ucluelet before moving to Qualicum where he was Superintendent of Public Works for 32 years. He lived in Qualicum for 50+ years he enjoyed boating, golfing, square dancing and clogging. He was on the school board in Lake Cowichan, a director of Malaspina College and President of the BC Municipal Association. After retirement Bill and Bev enjoyed traveling across Canada and parts of the U.S and spending winters in Arizona.
There will be no service at his request.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s memory to the BC Kidney Foundation.
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