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SUTHERLAND, Carolyn Irene (nee Gingras)

July 9, 1943 – Vulcan, AB
March 12, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Carolyn Irene Sutherland of Calgary passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the age of 71 years.

Carolyn was born on July 9, 1943 in Vulcan, AB. She was a lovely lady who always had a beautiful, engaging smile for everyone despite suffering serious health issues most of her adult life. She was one of the first members of the Lupus Society of Alberta which was founded in 1973, a disease she was diagnosed with when she was 19 years old. Despite her many afflictions, Carolyn had an indomitable spirit, enjoyed a sense of humour with an easy laugh and always managed with kindness and dignity. Carolyn was very creative with her hands. She was a thirty year member of the In-Definite Arts Society of Alberta, an organization that promotes opportunities for people with disabilities through their involvement in artistic endeavors.

Carolyn is survived by her children Michelle and Shaun and their families; siblings, Philip, Diane, Lorraine and Michael together with their families; and many extended family members. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce in August 2014; as well as by her parents Adrien and Louise Gingras.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The In-Definite Arts Society, #2-8038 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0Y1, (403) 253-3174 or to Father Lacombe Care Centre, 332 – 146th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2X 2A3 Telephone: (403) 256-4641,

In living memory of Carolyn Sutherland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Brian and Venetia Sutherland :

    It is with deep sympathy that we offer up condolences to all of Carolyn’s immediate and extended family. She will be missed. Throughout her long struggle over the years with Lupus and its complications we never knew Carolyn to complain or feel sorry for herself. She always had a positive attitude and was game to try any new adventure — never one to sit home and mope. She will always be a part of our fond memories and have a warm place within our hearts.

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  2. Bruce and Colleen McNiven :

    We are very sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

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  3. Kimberly Sutherland :

    Goodbye sweet Aunt. Lots of love from all that know you. xo

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