SUTHERLAND, Lila Catherine

Pictou Advocate Obituaries

SUTHERLAND, Lila Catherine — passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017, at the age of 92 at the Aberdeen Hospital, surrounded by her girls. Born in Ashworth, Ont., on December 19, 1924, she was a daughter of the late David and Nancy (Clarey) O’Riley. Lila graduated as a RN from Orillia Soldiers Memorial, Orillia, Ontario in 1948 and moved to Halifax in 1949, married in 1951 and worked at the Victoria General Hospital. She enjoyed her profession as a nurse and also enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, sewing, getting out, visiting with others, and in later years valued the independence of still driving her own car. She was a volunteer with the Tearmann Society, was a long-time member of Trinity United Church, UCW, Trinity Book Club and was past superintendent of Trinity Sunday School. She was a member of the 55 Plus Club, a past member of the Bluenose Curling Club and in 1952 she became a member of a neighbourhood bridge club. She also tutored a number of students in her home over the years. She took a nursing refresher course after her children were grown and resumed her nursing career. She enjoyed many years as a special duty nurse at the Aberdeen Hospital and in clients’ homes. Lila was predeceased by her husband Ernie; son-in-law, Allan Cameron; brother, Robert; sister, Millie (Jim) Ward; brothers and sister-in-law, Harold and Vera Sutherland and Bill Kingston. She is survived by her three daughters: Wendy (Brad) MacDonald, Jane Cameron (Kevin Campbell), Carolyn (Graham) MacNeil; five grandchildren; brother, George (Shelby) O’Riley, Woodstock, Ontario; sisters-in-law: Elsie (O’Riley) Wregitt and Shirley Kingston, Ottawa, Ontario; nieces and nephews; and special exchange student, Gabi Oliveira, New York City. Funeral was held February 10 in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to Trinity United Church or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.