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Monday December 24, 2012

December 6, 1924 December 20, 2012
With sadness we announce the sudden passing of our wonderful dad, Don Sutherland, on December 20, 2012, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Isobel Yvonne (nee Alleston). Greatest dad ever to Patricia and Janet (Alec, Kimberly and Jeffrey). Loving grandpa and maker of ''perfect'' french toast to Cameron and Allison Bell (Brad). Don is survived by his elder brother, Robert, of Lethbridge, Alberta, a great friend to him always, and his nephew Rob. Born in Winnipeg, Don grew up in North Toronto and was educated at Hodgson P.S., Northern S.S. and the University of Toronto. He joined the Air Force as soon as his age would allow and served proudly from 1943-1945. He met Isobel, the love of his life, while skating at Davisville Park and they were happily married for sixty two and a half years. Dad was a patient and compassionate caregiver during her extended illness. Don had a rewarding 38 year career at Bell Canada, where he made life long friends. A committed volunteer, Don gave his time to a variety of causes and organizations. Sports were a passion for him; baseball, hockey, football, and golf. Retirement for Don and Isobel was golf, tennis, extended trips to Florida with family and friends and countless hours spent with his grandchildren. Dad had a zest for life and a love of people that was reinvigorated when he moved to the Veterans Wing at Sunnybrook. The active social life and the friendships he enjoyed there made the last ten months a pleasure for him. Thanks to the staff of LFSE for their kindness. Dad and Grandpa, we weren't ready for you to leave us. Love always. Memorial donations to Sunnybrook Foundation Veterans or the Guillain-Barree Society would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at

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