Mary Evelyn Sutherland
It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Mary Evelyn Sutherland, age 80, of Amherst Head, N.S. Mary passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, April 28, 2014.
A country girl she was. Born in Barney’s River, N.S., daughter of the late Donald and Greta (Perry) Sutherland.
Mary was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Amherst. She was a practical nurse for more than 25 years, working at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville, N.B. and at Lockharts Nursing Home in Amherst. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She will be dearly missed by her children Larry (Karin) Gilroy, Lethbridge, Alta., Leigh (Marney) Gilroy, Amherst, and Jeanne (Derrick Weatherbee) Gray, Amherst and Perry Gilroy, Pugwash; six grandchildren, Mark, Christopher, Andrew, Brandon, Katie and Sarah; five great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Jayce, Aleena, Jacob, Ana and Evan; sister Christine Hollis, Amherst.
Predeceased by baby daughter Faye Evelyn; brothers Lloyd, Lawrence and Donald; and sisters Jessie and Dorothy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to W Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford (902-447-2167) where her funeral service was celebrated Wednesday April 30, 2014 and 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Leicester Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation to her memory may do so to the Sunset Adult Residential Centre.