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Sutherland; Chester Garfield

Posted By Obits On May 13, 2011 @ 6:49 am In Obituaries | 24 Comments


SUTHERLAND – Chester G., 88, of South Brookfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at home with his family by his side.
Born in Molega Mines, he was a son of the late Robert K. and Ethel M. (Whynot) Sutherland.
He served with the Royal Canadian Infantry overseas during World War Two. Upon his return he served as a protection officer for Department of Fisheries and Oceans for 28 years. He was a member of A.L. Patterson Branch #87, Royal Canadian Legion, Caledonia for 30 years and served as 1st Vice President. He was a life time member and past president of the Nova Scotia Guides Association and also a member and 1st vice president of the Fish and Game Association. He was a member of the South Brookfield United Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Isabel (McArthur); his daughters Christine (Donald) Hyson of Beaverbank, Bonnie (Garnet) DeLong of Albany New, Catherine (Leigh) Merry of Maitland Bridge, Margaret Weare of Harmony. His sons: Robert (Wilda) of Harmony and Peter, at home. 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. His sister Mary (Harley) Boland of Bang’s Falls.
He was predeceased by his grandson Troy Merry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in South Brookfield United Baptist Church. Reverend Lloyd Gillieo officiating. Burial will be in South Brookfield Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the South Brookfield United Baptist Church or the Queens County Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from bernard winters on May 13th, 2011 11:41 am

Isabel and family,
So sorry to hear of your great loss. Chester will certanly be missed by alot of people. He was a good freind to Mom and Dad,they sure thought alot of the two of you. Just remember the good times,he is finally at peace no more suffering. It is very hard to say goodbye but remember you will be togeather again.

With our deepest sympathy
Bernard Winters and family

Condolence from Steve, Lynn and Family on May 13th, 2011 4:16 pm

My Dear Family and Friends, I want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time of loss. What a wonderful person and great friend he has been to so many people. The loss will be real for forever but knowing that he is now in a better place will comfort you.
May God bless you and know that you have so many people praying for you right now.

Condolence from Bruce and Sylvia Fancy on May 13th, 2011 4:18 pm

To Chester’s family ,
Please accept our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Jacqueline (Jackie) (Smith) Ferguson on May 14th, 2011 6:51 am

Sincere condolence on your loss

Condolence from Peter and Virginia Stafford on May 14th, 2011 12:55 pm

Aunt Isabel and family,

I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Chester’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy during this very difficult time. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

With deepest sympathy,
Peter and Virginia
Red Deer, Alberta

Condolence from Angie Smith on May 14th, 2011 1:48 pm

To the Sutherland family
I extend my sympathy for your tremendous loss. I have the privilege of working with Bonnie, Cathy and Lori and know how deep the loss of Chester will be felt by the entire family. I have heard lots of loving stories about your husband, father, and grandfather. Hold onto those memories and each other in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this sad time.

Angie Smith

Condolence from Doug & Carolyn McBride on May 14th, 2011 1:54 pm

Chester visited our home many times when I was young. The thing I remember most about him was his great smile and good humour when he came to talk to my Dad.
I wish to send sincere condolences to his wife, Isabel, and his children and their families at this sad time.


Condolence from Stanley& Joan Canning on May 14th, 2011 3:03 pm

So Sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this very sad time.

Condolence from Paul and Gail Fancy on May 14th, 2011 5:02 pm

Dear Isabel and all the family:
Words cannot express the loss you all are feeling right now. Chester was a great and kind man and liked by everyone who knew him. Accept my sympathy at this time and you all will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. Let the memories that he left behind be a comfort to you in your sad times.
God’s blessing be with you all
Paul and Gail

Condolence from Carolyn Ogden on May 14th, 2011 8:47 pm

Mrs Sutherland and family,
I have had the pleasure of working with Christine for the last 12 years and feel the loss of her dear father.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Carolyn Ogden

Condolence from Judi Wamboldt on May 15th, 2011 5:15 am

Chester’s good humor and kind ways are reflected in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Isabel, you were a great team, and I remember many fun times in Molega when our families got together. Dad’s favorite story was about taking Bonnie coon hunting.
I know you will be of tremendous strength to each other in the days ahead.

Condolence from Sherry Jermey on May 15th, 2011 7:56 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Isabel and your family at this time. I remember when I was growing Up and Bonnie and I became good friends. Chester and you treated me like one of the family and always had a plate ready for me at the table. I enjoyed every moment that I spent at your home and will always have memories of Chester laughing and joking with us through it all.May god bless you all and You can find comfort through all this.

Sincerely yours,
Sherry and Family

Condolence from Carolyn Tufts on May 15th, 2011 11:53 am

To The Sutherland Family

Sorry to hear of your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time .

Condolence from Dwight and Louise Fancy on May 15th, 2011 3:52 pm

Our sincere sympathy goes to all the family at this time.Chester and Isabelle always had the time to stop and talk,where ever they were.Very kind and sincere people.I worked with Isabelle,Margaret,Bonnie,Cathy at the home,and spent alot of time with Christine. I also worked with Lori and her mom Wilda.They spoke so highly of their Dad.Bonnie is like a sister to me as she was always with my sister Sheila. I am thinking of you all during this time when your hearts are so heavy with pain.He will be in Heaven watching you all until someday when you will all be together,once again as a beautiful family.Dwight and Louise

Condolence from Patsy, Arthur Conrad on May 16th, 2011 4:23 am

To the Sutherland Family, Sorry for your loss, Chester will always be remembered by everyone, Sincerely Patsy- Arthur

Condolence from Carl, Roxane, Dana, Dylan Canning on May 16th, 2011 7:17 am

To the Sutherland Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Chester was a great man and will truly be missed by everyone. May the memories you have comfort you during this very difficult time.

Condolence from sylvia forbes on May 16th, 2011 11:05 pm

sorry for your loss , i injoyed his tall tales’
he will so be misse;

Condolence from Donnie (Bucky) & Brenda Vaughn on May 18th, 2011 11:05 am

we are so sorry for your loss !! Chester was a great friend & co-worker of my dad’s (gordon Vaughn) & I can remenber him telling me of a lot of their fish warden escapades on the Medway River system. All good memories.!!! I especially liked stopping in & chatting with him on our way to Kedgi park..he always had a joke to tell or a bit of wisdom to pass on !! We will remember him forever..rest in peace….good friend…..Donnie (Bucky) & Brenda Vaughn

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on May 19th, 2011 4:19 am

Chester was a great man.
He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from Nellie Crouse on May 20th, 2011 12:58 pm

Thinking you at this sad time Isabelle,Peter and families.Sending my sincere condolences.

Nellie Crouse

Condolence from Lynn Lavender on May 26th, 2011 6:51 am

Dear Cathy,Bonnie and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad.
Take care Lynn

Condolence from Terry and Joanne Lohnes on May 27th, 2011 11:25 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with
you all at this time.He was a wonderful man!

Condolence from Donna Yorke on May 27th, 2011 4:00 pm

Leigh & Cathy sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences and deepest sympathy to all the family. I’m sure he will be sadly missed and loved very much. You can still have the hurt, pain and tears but you will never forget the memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Gilbert, Margaret & Family on June 12th, 2011 1:25 pm

Our deepest and most heartfelt sorrow and condolence to Aunt Isa and all the family.It was a great honour and privelege to meet and talk to Chester when we visited as he was a wonderful man.May he rest in the peace of the Lord.He will be remembered in our prayers as will all the family
Love and God Bless

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