Born January, 1937 in Llandudno, Wales, passed January 10, 2014.
We are sad to announce the passing of Ann Sutherns on the 10th of January at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver. Ann leaves behind 4 grandchildren Nicholas, Natalie, Emma and Holly, 2 sons Ian (Jennifer) and Christopher (Susan) as well as her stepmother Marjorie.
She was an extremely active person throughout her life; skiing, hiking, walking her beloved dog Ariel and generally finding peace in Nature. She came back to the Anglican Church later in life and became an active member of several congregations, most recently St. Agnes where she enjoyed her time with the welcoming congregation. She remembered fondly her time and friends at St. Andrews in Trail.
A lifelong learner, she graduated with an honours degree in Mathematics from Leeds University in 1959. She never stopped learning and enjoyed her various discussion groups. She decided to get a Masters in Divinity at the age of 59 and accomplished that, graduating from Regent College at UBC.
She was born in Wales and to the end would recite phrases of Gaelic that she had picked up in primary school. After her mother passed, she lived in Nairobi, Kenya with her father for 7 years enjoying safaris and the exotic expat life. In 1962 she and her young family moved to Northern Quebec from England to begin her Canadian life. Two years later the family moved to BC stopping in the West Kootenay town of Rossland on the way where she spent over 30 years of her life enjoying the outdoors.
Ann died of complications from Pneumonia while recovering from hip surgery.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Cedarview Lodge for all the care they provided over the years and especially for the compassionate care in the last weeks of her life.
A memorial service is planned for Ann at 2:00 pm Saturday January 18th at St. Agnes Anglican Church (530 East 12th St, North Vancouver).
Mom, Granny, Ann, you will be missed! Yaki Dah! Love you!
In lieu of flowers the family ask that you consider a donation to your local SPCA.