It is with great sadness that we announce Doug’s sudden passing on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the age of 63. Beloved husband of 30 years and best friend of Glenda MacInnes and devoted father of Lindsay and Corin. Loving son of Marion (nee Allan) Sutherland. Predeceased by his father, William (Bill) Patterson Sutherland. Will be deeply missed by his sister, Jennifer Sutherland Caspar and her daughters, Emily and Caitlin Caspar; his sisters-in-law Debra and Rhonda (Rob Sekerak) MacInnes; and his brother-in-law Brent (Roxane Prevost) MacInnes and their daughter Adaira.
Doug was born on January 11, 1957 in Giffnock, Scotland and spent most of his childhood in England. His family moved to Canada in October 1970, settling in St.Catharines and then Toronto. Doug studied Theatre and Modern Languages at the University of Toronto and performed in numerous well received productions with the U of T’s Hart House Theatre. In 1984, he moved to Ottawa to attend law school at the University of Ottawa. He practiced civil litigation for 22 years, followed by a busy consulting career until his sudden passing. He was also a long standing member of the Stittsville Village Association and successfully organized the Stittsville Arts in the Park event for several years.
Relatives and friends may call at the Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel 580 Eagleson Rd. Kanata, ON (613-591-6580)
on Friday, March 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. Reception to follow.
In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences and Sharing Memories at www.kellyfh.ca
Ohhh Glenda, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. It was at first a shock, followed by fond memories from so long ago. I can't begin to imagine your sorrow. All I can say is that you (and he) are on my mind; in my thoughts; and in my prayers. While it has been over 30 years, Doug was such a delightful person, with a great sense of humour, compassion and joie de vivre. The world is ever so slightly darker without his bright light shinning on all those who knew him.
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared as a family.