SUTHERLAND, Wilson “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband for 44 years to the late Mieke (nee Verhoef) Sutherland (Aug. 12, 2011).  Brother of Davis Sutherland (Grace) of Elliot Lake, Robert Sutherland (Marilyn) of Whitney, NB, and James Sutherland (Rolla) of Cassilis, NB.  Brother-in-law of William “Bill” and Tina Verhoef of R.R.#4, Aylmer.  Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, and by Linda and Bill Thomson of R.R.#2, Wallacetown, and Mary and Len Kelly of St. Thomas.  Predeceased by four sisters and a brother.  Born in Cassilis, NB, November 22, 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph and Iris (nee Howe) Sutherland.  Wilson “Bill” was a retired teacher and a former preacher.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Interment of his cremated remains will be made in St. Stephen’s United Church Cemetery, Red Bank, NB.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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